… to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Constitutor. In the civil law, one who, by simple agreement, becomes responsible for the payment of another’s debt.
Incorporator. Person who joins with others to form a corporation and the successors of those who actually sign the papers of incorporation.
The above quoted preamble to the Constitution and definitions from Black’s Law Dictionary, Fifth Edition, should help to enlighten as to the nature of our relationship to the United States. The style of the preamble to the Articles of the Constitution clearly designates those intended or presumed to be the constitutors and incorporators of the benefit society entitled the United States. It also explains why the constitution has been characterized as providing “a palatable veneer to the bankruptcy.“ The People of the United States incorporated a trustee to be responsible for the debts of the united States of America. That is, the $13 million of war debt accrued from its establishment upon the signing of the Declaration of Independence and its formal acceptance under the Articles of Confederation with the Treaty of Paris, 1783.
Article. VI. Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.
Prior to the constitution, no credible authority existed for the administration of the debt and no particular effort was expended to pay it. This threatened to impair the conduct of international commerce by the states. It was this issue that was the prime motivation for the adoption of the constitution, yet it has been the elephant in the room of mainstream constitutional history. None of the benefits listed in the preamble could practically be attained absent this reorganization of the American government for the purpose of securing and administering the debt. Therefore the United States was incorporated to be the trustee for the soon to be bankrupt united States of America.
The problem here is that the rights of the sovereign People of America, particularly the right not to be designated a constitutor by proxy or nativity, were recognized and declared to be unalienable in 1776. It was this fact of illegitimacy that was pointed out 80 years later by Lysander Spooner. In short, while direct taxes could be laid upon the states by the United States to cover it finances, the United States had no nexus to directly tax the People themselves. That is, only the states could collect a direct tax (capitation) upon the People living in the state. The United States was limited to tariffs, duties and excise taxes on commerce to secure its debt.
The only way for one of the People to become a constitutor for the United States would be by voluntary individual agreement. No one, other than the delegates to the Constitutional Convention and the states upon ratification, initially fit the description. Outside of the aforementioned taxation of commerce and the states, the United States has jurisdiction over, and the power to tax only its own officers, employees, and citizens (of the District of Columbia); that is, constituent creatures of the United States.
The United States is ultimately the creature of only those People who expressly agree to be its constitutors. Only they may legitimately be termed constitutors, in contradistinction to constituents, and the successors of the original incorporators of the United States; beneficial owners/stockholders of the United States corporation; members of the Posterity by agreement. For the first 70+ years of its existence that was a mighty thin line of credit which radically limited the size of the United States government. The next reorganization culminated in the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Without delving deeply into the details of that reorganization, this led to the abandonment of the original, de jure, government of the republic and the establishment, under Lincoln, of an insurgent, de facto, military occupation government which seized title to the land of the United States by right of conquest. This then secured its national debt while the People became its tenants and a whole new rent/tax base was created.
For all intents and purposes, the United States government was re-constituted by the 13th and 14th Amendments, the Reconstruction Acts, the District of Columbia Acts, and the Coinage Act of 1873. This created the conditions by which the United States would subsequently transition from a largely peaceful, growing industrial juggernaut, to a military-industrial complex/empire and, ultimately, to its antithesis, the present-day welfare/warfare/security state whose two primary exports are debt and death.
Amazingly, this facade has been constructed over, but not in place of the original republic. This has been accomplished through artful feats of legal fiction sealed by numerous Supreme Court decisions. It has resulted in a public domain populated entirely by fictional, mirror-image, paper representations of the tangible reality of the republic. An incredible, all-encompassing duality that permeates every aspect of our lives. Paper titles to tangible collateral things; including our bodies. Or patents, copyrights and licenses as titles to intangible things. Even derivative paper titles to other conglomerated paper titles, such as mortgage-backed securities.
But every leaf in that mountain of paper ultimately traces back to the source of the value it represents. As all temporal value springs from but one source. Whether it consists of gathering nuts and berries; tending a herd, a crop, or a bar; writing a book; or designing or building, a skyscraper, a factory, or an automobile – all value comes from the life energy of People acting to create something from the material potential of Creation. And all life is simply the image of The Creator. Just like the air that we breath surrounds us, that image is what permeates and animates every living man and woman; enabling them to also create. Everywhere evident, yet hidden in plain sight.
And so it is with the republic; consisting as it does of living People, their creations, and their property. Underpinning the public realm consisting of paper titles representing the tangible and intangible property and creations of People. A realm populated by fictional persons; enrolled roles assumed by the living People who animate them. Soon People become lost in the fictional, public realm and lose their ability to perceive of themselves in the private realm of the republic. Again, like the air that we breathe, everywhere evident, yet hidden in plain sight.
Of course, this condition didn’t come about by accident. Indeed, it has been developed over many generations, behind the scenes of public society, by People intent on controlling and thus siphoning off the life energy of the great mass of other People.
Our next 70 year reorganization was marked by the stock market crash in 1929 and the Great Depression, leading to the New Deal in 1933. This time gold followed silver in being demonetized, and HJR 192 replaced it with a new system of exchanging securities; paper representations of value in place of gold money. That was the first shoe to drop.
The second was the Social Security Act of 1935 whereby the abject poverty of the Great Depression made the People desperate, easy prey for the controllers. To explain this we need some more definitions from Black’s.
Benefit societies. Under this and several similar names in various states, corporations which exist to receive periodical payments from members, and hold them as a fund to be loaned or given to members needing pecuniary relief.
Tontine. A financial arrangement (such as an insurance policy) in which a group of participants share advantages on such terms that upon the default or death of any participant, his advantages are distributed among the remaining participants until only one remains, whereupon the whole goes to him, or on the expiration of an agreed period, the whole goes to those participants remaining at that time. Under the “Tontine” plan of insurance, no accumulation or earnings are credited to the policy unless it remains in force for the Tontine period of a specified number of years. Thus those who survive the period and keep their policies in force share in the accumulated funds and those who die or permit their policies to lapse during the period do not; neither do their beneficiaries participate in such accumulation.
Officer. Public officer. An officer of a public corporation; that is, one holding office under the government of a municipality, state, or nation. One occupying a public office created by law. One of the necessary characteristics of “public officer” is that he performs public function for public benefit and in so doing he be vested with exercise of some sovereign power of state. (voting franchise?)
Social Security is obviously a variety of Tontine; a perpetual, revolving Tontine pyramid scheme. And the United States fits the definition of a benefit society; with its benefits listed in the preamble to its Constitution. So, if one applies for the Tontine insurance plan offered by the benefit society, even a bankrupt benefit society, does that not evidence or confess voluntary servitude to membership in the benefit society? And therefore obligate one to make periodical payments to be loaned or given to society members needing pecuniary relief? And subject to its
statutes bylaws? Legally, a party to a new social contract?
Though that adhesion contract was never mentioned in the promotion of the Social Security scheme, that is exactly how it has played out. Those People who applied for and received a Social Security account (virtually everyone) became citizen creatures of the United States who were therefore subject to the Federal Income Tax; a tax that was supposed to apply only to government officers, employees, and franchisees (corporations). Those accounts are public offices of the United States and the account holders are contracting officers of the United States. The People thereby devolved to the status of U.S. taxpayers.
These offices are fictional persons that are animated by living People who quickly came to identify with their new persons and thus forgot about and abandoned their Sovereign status. Indeed, those born during and after the Great Depression have scarcely ever conceived of themselves as anything other than citizen subjects of the sovereign United States. The great switch had at last been accomplished as the Sovereigns volunteered to become the subjects; with the public servants acting as privateers hatching endless new schemes for siphoning off more of the value created by the living. This situation is nicely illustrated in the following quote:
There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kinds of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of lawbreakers – and then you cash in on guilt. – Floyd Ferris, a character from Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
One wonders whether Rand meant “guilt” in the emotional or the legal sense. Either way the intent of the looters, as she called them, is to siphon off ever more of the spirit of, and value created by the People.
The issue ultimately rests on the voluntary nature of the acceptance of the office by the People. What was initially driven by poverty, desperation and ignorance in the depths of the Great Depression, has long since given way to the common knowledge that “everyone has to have a Social Security Number to get a job.” Almost no one is aware of the underlying mechanism by which the People, through their carefully enforced ignorance, are enticed to “volunteer” as constituents of the system. Fewer still understand the operation of that mechanism. And, of course, it’s against public policy to inform them.
The remedy begins with the rebuttal of one’s status as a citizen/constituent of the United States by returning to the private realm, convening a competent court of record, and certifying one’s status as constitutor and incorporator, rather than a constituent. Make no mistake, that status has always been available to us as adults, but like the republic itself, we’ve abandoned it. Competence begins with the minor task of reclaiming that status by means of a correct Security Agreement. Once you do so you will reclaim for yourself, among other things, the protections guaranteed to the People by the Bill of Rights.
If enough of us do so we just might reclaim our heritage as a peaceful and productive society in the republic. Enjoying, you know, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.