By Anna Von Reitz
It has come as a great shock to some people to learn that there are two completely separate political statuses in this country that are the result of service obligations of public employees known as either “United States Citizens” or “Citizens of the United States” and those being served, the People of the States.
This fundamental fact should be taught to every schoolchild in America, but as a result of lapses and the self-interest of our employees, has not been.
The unincorporated States of the Union acting by and through their unincorporated Holding Company, The United States of America, are the actual Landlords and Employers of the Federal Government, both Territorial and Municipal.
The People of the States are the owners and operators of the States of the Union. We are owed the Good Faith Service of all Federal Employees and Agencies and the prompt and correct consideration of our proper political status, once we claim it and properly, explicitly enunciate our Will to be recognized as American State Nationals or American State Citizens.
A brief citational history was recently forwarded to me by a reader and as I like the way this is organized, I am publishing it as an education “short course” in the subject and as proof, if any is needed, that Americans are naturally Lawful Persons and occupy a political status separate from US Citizens:
1. State Citizens v. US Citizens
2. “There are two classes of citizens, citizens of the United States and of the State. And one may be a citizen of the former without being a citizen of the latter” — Gardina v. Board of Registers 48 So. 788, 169 Ala. 155 (1909)
3. Federal citizenship is a municipal franchise domiciled in the District of Columbia, and the political rights of federal citizens are franchises which they hold as privileges at the legislative discretion of Congress.” —(Murphy v. Ramsey , 114 U.S. 15 (1885)).
4. “The only absolute and unqualified right of a United States citizen is to residence within the territorial boundaries of the United States.” — US vs. Valentine 288 F. Supp. 957
5. “Therefore, the U.S. citizens [citizens of the District of Columbia] residing in one of the states of the union, are classified as property and franchises of the federal government as an “individual entity.” — Wheeling Steel Corp. v. Fox, 298 U.S. 193, 80 L.Ed. 1143, 56 S.Ct. 773.
6. “A “US Citizen” upon leaving the District of Columbia becomes involved in “interstate commerce”, as a “resident” does not have the common-law right to travel, of a Citizen of one of the several states.” — Hendrick v. Maryland S.C. Reporter’s Rd. 610-625. (1914)
7. “There is in our Political System, a government of each of the several states and a government of the United States Each is distinct from the other and has citizens of its own.” — US vs. Cruikshank, 92 US 542,
8. …the privileges and immunities of citizens of the United States do not necessarily include all the rights protected by the first eight amendments to the Federal constitution against the powers of the Federal government.” — Maxwell v Dow, 20 S.C.R. 448, at pg 455;
9. “The rights of the individuals are restricted only to the extent that they have been voluntarily surrendered by the “citizenship” to the agencies of government.” — City of Dallas v Mitchell, 245 S.W. 944
10. “…it might be correctly said that there is no such thing as a citizen of the United States. … A citizen of any one of the States of the Union, is held to be, and called a citizen of the United States, although technically and abstractly there is no such thing.” — Ex Parte Frank Knowles, 5 Cal. Rep. 300
11. This can also be confirmed in the definitions section of Title 5 USC, Title 26 USC, and Title 1 USC.
12. Therefore a US citizen is a piece of property. If you read any of those old court cases prior to the civil war where slavery was the issue, the debate was ALWAYS over property rights, therefore a US citizen, is a SLAVE.
13. The Fourteenth Amendment defines what a US citizen is;
“Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.…”
14. The so-called Fourteenth Amendment criminally converts US citizenship completely upside down from what the founding fathers intended.
15. A US citizen is a corporation:
16. Summary of 6 pages of Congressional Record , June 13, 1967, pp. 15641-15646). A “citizen of the United States” is a civilly dead entity operating as a co-trustee and co-beneficiary of the PCT, the private constructive, cestui que trust of US Inc. under the 14th Amendment, which upholds the debt of the USA and US Inc. in Section 4.
17. “…it is evident that they [US citizens] have not the political ‘[ rights]’ which are vested in citizens of the States. They are not constituents of any community in which is vested any sovereign power of government. Their position partakes more of the character of subjects than of citizens. They are subject to the laws of the United States, but have no voice in its management. If they are allowed to make laws, the validity of these laws is derived from the sanction of a Government in which they are not represented. Mere citizenship they may have, but the political ‘[rights]’ of citizens they cannot enjoy…” — People v. De La Guerra,40 Cal. 311, 342 (A.D. 1870)
18. Del Sharp United States Code that uses “American national” while maintaining no such status as 14th Amendment “naturalized citizen of the United States”.
19. 8 U.S.C. § 1502 : Certificate of nationality issued by Secretary of State for person not a naturalized citizen of United States for use in proceedings of a foreign state.
20. The Secretary of State is authorized to issue, in his discretion and in accordance with rules and regulations prescribed by him, a certificate of nationality for any person not a naturalized citizen of the United States who presents satisfactory evidence that he is an AMERICAN NATIONAL and that such certificate is needed for use in judicial or administrative proceedings in a foreign state. Such certificate shall be solely for use in the case for which it was issued and shall be transmitted by the Secretary of State through appropriate official channels to the judicial or administrative officers of the FOREIGN STATE in which it is to be used.
21. Corpus Juris Secundum § 883, [t]he United States government is a FOREIGN CORPORATION with respect to a state.
22. 8 USC § 1101(a)(21), [t]he term “national” means a person owing permanent allegiance to a state.”
23. 8 USC § 1101(a)(22), [t]he term “national of the United States” means
(A) a citizen of the United States, or
(B) a person who, though not a citizen of the United States, owes permanent
allegiance to the United States.
24. American national ≠ national/citizen of the United States
25. These are TWO distinct status’ within the American system. The former is a freeman, the latter is a voluntary slave subject to the jurisdiction thereof created by section 1 of the 14th Amendment. It is a FEDERALLY CREATED capacity/title that owes allegiance to it.
I trust that this is the “end” of any debate about the issue.
If you wish to be considered a “US Citizen” of any kind, you may adopt that status and act as a Legal Person. If you wish to retain your natural born capacity and wish to act as a Lawful Person and act exclusively as an “American State National” or “American State Citizen”, you may declare your intent and claim/reclaim and record your natural political status as an American — which is what I recommend and what our paperwork process is designed to accomplish.
At no time before or since the so-called American Civil War have any of our States been engaged in any form of warfare since 1814; we are owed the Law of Peace, AR 27-161-1 from the Territorial Government and agreed upon Service from the Municipal Government, which, with respect to us, is limited to perform its operations within the ten miles square of the District of Columbia.
Those of us who declare ourselves and record our political status as peaceful American State Citizens are owed all protections and guarantees of both The Constitution of the United States of America (Territorial Government) and The Constitution of the United States (Municipal Government) without any presumption of the existence of US Citizenship obligations of any kind.
In the same token, we are obligated by those same venerable agreements to not interfere in the functions of the Federal Government and to “stay in our lane” in the day to day operation of our own affairs. If we claim our State National or State Citizen status, we accept it as our singular political status and/or obligation of citizenship, and we do not claim any other political status in conflict of interest.
So, if you are a “US Citizen” you cannot at the same time be considered an “American State National” or “American State Citizen” by any State of the Union, even though your Federal Employer may allow you to claim Dual Citizenship during your period of service employment and may recognize your actual nationality as that of an American.
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By Anna Von Reitz
Our Forefathers CHOSE the system of Common Law based on the Law of Moses (Ten Commandments) as the Law of the Land and they chose men to serve as judges from among themselves in every county, state, and region.
If we want to live under that system of law, we have to do the same thing.
CHOOSE to live under Common Law, form a jural assembly for our communities as brilliantly summarized by the Michigan Jural Assembly which has already had their Common Law System in place for decades, elect judges to fill the vacant judicial offices, and live accordingly.
This is the way this country was set up and so far as I am concerned, the way it is still supposed to run. Those who don't want to accept that are outlaws.
Those who do are law abiding. Simple as that. We are free to accept, amend, and reject laws within that system as every jury sees fit. That is why we have JURY NULLIFICATION built into this whole process. ANY law passed by ANY legislative body in the Common Law System can be nullified by a body of twelve honest Americans sitting as a jury.
Such a jury can rewrite a law they find unfair or impractical or they can utterly reject one they find unjust, vague, or unworkable. Jury nullification is where the average people called to jury duty get to enforce their will on the entire system--- in Common Law, that is. Also, in Common Law, the judge serves the people-- he doesn't tell them what to do. He doesn't interpret the law. The jury does that. He listens to the arguments along with the jury, maintains fair rules of evidence and argument, asks questions, but at the end of the day, the JURY makes their own decision and the judge executes their sentence. That is also why there is no appeal from a jury trial unless substantial new evidence likely to have changed their reasoning comes to light.
The JURY interprets and speaks the law under Common Law and what they decide becomes the law, no ifs, ands, or buts. The judge is just a referee and servant of the court and the clerk is just that, a clerk keeping good records of the proceedings and testimony, evidence and filings. There are other marked characteristics of Common Law that you need to be aware of; Under Common Law, nobody can be summoned to a court without a presentment from a Grand Jury. Under Common Law, everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Under Common Law, there has to be an actual, identifiable injured party--- someone has to stand up and accuse you of harming them or their own property. The only exception is in the case of murder or disabling injury of a victim, such that the injured party cannot bring suit for themselves. There is no such thing as a "victimless crime" under Common Law. The Judges in Common Law, (or, to use their proper name, Justices) are not necessarily graduates of any Law School and they cannot be members of the Bar Association, rather, they are respected members of their community who are trusted to make fair decisions about rules of evidence and argument and to oversee courtroom proceedings so as to guarantee a fair trial.
That's really their only function, because remember--- under Common Law --- the people sitting on the jury make all the decisions. The Justice is just there to organize things properly and impose a level playing field for both sides to get a fair hearing of the issues. This is the system that we are heir to once we clearly decide to adopt our birthright status as American State Nationals. But this is NOT the system that we have been living under for the last umpteen years, because we have all been "mistaken on purpose" as "citizens of the United States" instead. That phrase, a "citizen of the United States" means in the words of Kitchens v. Steele, "a citizen of the federal government". And the federal government is defined as a corporation doing business as the UNITED STATES. Such "citizens" live under the international law of the sea, not the Common Law. In their courts the judge is all-powerful and juries are rubber stamps for him.
The judge interprets the law in these admiralty courts, tells the jury what to think, tells the jury what they may or may not consider as evidence, tells the jury everything but how to wipe their noses. Their courts operate just as everyone can see them operating---- as prejudicial military tribunals where everyone is considered guilty until proven innocent and where no constitutional guarantees apply. In their courts, there are endless codes and statutes and regulatory infractions and abundant cases of victimless crimes. The majority of cases in such courts never present an actual injured party and both plaintiffs and defendants are represented by attorneys acting as Third Parties giving hearsay evidence that would be immediately thrown out of any Common Law court. You all know or should know that you are supposed to be operating as people on the land and not as persons on the sea.
The Preamble of the Constitution doesn't read, "We, the Persons....." If you are going to live as free people you also have cause to know that you have choices to make both about your political status -- "people" or "person", Common Law or Admiralty or some other law form entirely--- and that you are then also required then to know how your chosen system of law works. You are being misidentified and mischaracterized as "citizens of the United States" with "United States" defined as "territories and District of Columbia" and you are being treated as "persons" because you aren't standing up and declaring your allegiance to your lawful state of the Union and you aren't filling your vacated public offices and running your own American Common Law Courts. Mulligan Ex Parte very clearly states that wherever our American Common Law Courts are up and operating, the admiralty courts must cease operating as military tribunals and revert to their proper place as courts merely concerned with actual maritime contracts and other admiralty issues.
These foreign international courts which are doing so much damage to our property and our people are merely opportunists filling a gap that we left open through ignorance. When our courts stand on the land, their courts cannot usurp--- but when we allow our Common Law Court System to stand vacant, the cat is away and the rats can play. I can hear some people asking--- what do you mean, our courts are vacant? How? When? Why? It's simple, really, It happened through ignorance and pen strokes and greed. The moment you incorporate anything, it leaves the jurisdiction of the land and sets sail on the international jurisdiction of the sea. So the simple act of incorporating a county government changes its jurisdiction and its character and its law form. It never mattered if the "federal government" acted as a corporation because all of its duties assigned by the actual Constitution were international in nature. They were assigned and limited to international jurisdiction and under international law from the start.
The state and county governments on the other hand, are responsible for operating the land jurisdiction. That's why our states and counties are geographically defined and the reason that they all have borders. But back in the 1960's all those organizations that were entrusted with running the state and county governments at that time were seduced by the lure of "Federal Revenue Sharing"---- a cut of the kickbacks from federal racketeering--- into signing up as incorporated franchises of the federal government--- that is, as franchises of the federal corporation doing business as the UNITED STATES, INC.
Now, just because all those organizations took the bait and obligated themselves and incorporated themselves and agreed to act as franchises (like Dairy Queen franchises) does NOT mean that you can't form your own unincorporated state and county governments to do the job you still need done. The important word here is: "unincorporated". The land and Law of the Land and people are all part of the unincorporated Body Politic. The international You have to elect Sheriffs to represent the land jurisdiction and to enforce the actual Constitution and Organic Laws, because with the stroke of a pen back in the 1960's, the Sheriff of the newly incorporated "County" became a law enforcement officer concerned with statutes and regulations and code enforcement instead. He stopped working for you, and started working for the local federal government corporation franchise instead. Your Common Law Court System which had existed since the early 1600's disappeared, too.
Why? Because the people then operating the courts, back circa 1950 to 1965, incorporated them as part of the newly incorporated state and county franchise operations, and thereby converted our courts into an admiralty court system instead. If you want your Common Law Court System back and functioning and want to send these foreign admiralty courts packing, you have to set your county and state courts up as unincorporated Jural Assemblies. Thankfully, there have always been Americans who stayed awake.
The Michigan Jural Assembly organized their state and kept it organized through thick and thin. The Nation States Project came forward and filed its claim to Pennsylvania. The Union States Assembly kept the fires burning on the Eastern Seaboard. In Texas, in Colorado, in Florida, in Wisconsin, in New Mexico, in California and throughout the land---- by Townships and Parishes and even Home Owner Associations--- Americans have kept their local governments alive and denied the corporate interlopers any claim of "exclusive legislative jurisdiction". And now that more and more people are waking up and realizing just how far down the tubes things have gotten without their participation, Americans are stepping forward by the millions and doing what needs to be done.
Ignorant men have raised objections to what I and Bruce Doucette and Gary Darby and many other Americans are doing by occupying the vacated offices and acting as judges serving the American Common Law Court System. They think that we are somehow impersonating offices in the admiralty court system, which is obviously and abundantly untrue. They also think that we have to be members of the Bar Associations---- when in fact we can't be members of the Bar and serve in any American Common Law Court office whatsoever. They think that we are offering to oppress them in some way or establish an additional unwanted or improper authority over them, but the fact is that they have the same choice they have always had---- they can function as "persons" and submit themselves to international admiralty law, or they can function as "people" and submit themselves to the law of the land. We are simply choosing our traditional law form and organizing ourselves to provide Common Law Court services for the land jurisdiction of these United States, and thereby exercising a prerogative that has always been ours. Each one of us has the ability and responsibility to choose our political status and our form of law and to act accordingly. It would be just as wrong for us to force anyone to act as one of the "people" of these United States as it would be wrong for them to force us to act as a "person" under international admiralty law.
Which is the whole point. They are free to identify themselves as "citizens of the United States" with "United States" defined as "territories and District of Columbia". They can operate as "persons" if they want to adopt that status and they can incorporate federal franchise "STATES" to serve their needs. We won't stop them. And by the same stroke, we can identify ourselves as members of the "free, independent, and sovereign people of the United States" ----- these United States of Wisconsin, Oregon, Texas, and so on, which are the actual organic states of the Union, and we can operate our lawful government owed to the land jurisdiction of this country to serve our needs. Recently, there has been a flap with the ironically named "National Liberty Alliance" and its leadership. They have ignorantly and falsely accused us of "insurrection". If anyone is guilty of insurrection against these United States, it is those presently operating admiralty courts on our soil and practicing personage-for-profit against the people of this country. We, the people, are the living, actual, factual government of the people, for the people, and by the people.
There is no such government of the person, for the person, and by the person-- a fact that those who adopt "personhood' should consider carefully and well. Believe me, our ancestors had no trouble recognizing how a Common Law court works (think John Wayne) versus how Admiralty Court works!!! And we have to get to a point where all this is common knowledge now. So in answer to your question-- once people decide to act as people and not as persons, as free men and not slaves, they can also choose the form of law they live under, and can operate that system as it is supposed to operate. ---------------------------------------
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Q: Your not a De Facto Judge, but a De Jure Judge, right?
A lot of people have said you are not a real judge, but what they are trying to say is that your not a corporate judge. But why are people saying you are working for the Cartel/Vatican/Banking? Next, Corporate U.S. and the European powers to be are suppose to hand the baton of power over to the eastern countries, but are not because they are seeking to retain this global power in fraud? But hasn't the Pope relinquished the assets over through an agreement recently? Isn't that what his recent visit was for, to enforce accountability? Finally, can you explain a little more about this smooth transitional currency revaluation for all countries and the planned systemic economic breakdown of the U.S.?
Judge Anna Answers:
People are SO ignorant-- it defies imagination.... When the Colonists came here they set up Common Law Courts and Amendment VII clearly requires American Common Law Courts to decide all matters affecting people and their property.... But in 1965 the last counties and states incorporated their operations--- and began operating under international law as a result. All the courts were unlawfully converted to administrative, maritime, and admiralty jurisdiction. All our Public Offices were vacated, too. Read the Foreign Sovereigns Immunities Act and International Organizations Immunities Act--!!!!!!! Believe it or not, that is what happened. Therefore there are no American Common Law Courts, no access to the guarantees of the actual Constitution, no enforcement of the Public and Organic Law. Why? Because the people we trusted were lured by "federal revenue sharing"--- a cut of the racketeering profits--- and fundamentally changed the form of our government by incorporating. We, the people, are still owed a Republican style of government and control of the land jurisdiction of this country, but all the people we thought we hired to do the work related to this got sidetracked off to serve other masters. As a result, if we want American Common Law Courts and Sheriffs dedicated to enforcing the Law of the Land we have to provide those courts and perform those duties ourselves. Nobody else can do it for us and nobody on the public payroll is obligated to. Why? Repeat after me: all levels of government in this country unlawfully converted themselves to operate as incorporated franchises of federal "parent" corporations. They did this because they were greedy and paid off with "federal revenue sharing"--- basically kickbacks from federal corporation racketeering. That left us with all our Public Offices vacated. Including our courts. The courts have tried to work around the VII Amendment requirements by substituting international martial common law for American Common Law, but that clearly cannot be justified given the time and context in which the Seventh Amendment was written. As for the pernicious (and WRONG) rumor that I "work for the Vatican"--- I posted an answer---numerous times already. People who are too lazy to read will just have to twist their tails and spread lies. See article #186 at www.annavonreitz.com ---------------------------------------
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