After the debacle yesterday where a member tried to post the ramblings of a convicted felon (who is admittedly trying to declare that it's not so)
that if you simply write Endorsed pursuant to 12 USC 411 Redeemable in Lawful Money
on the backs of your checks and money, that you can waltz
into a bank and the money is yours free and clear, no taxes, no strings attached and that the bank can no longer use that money to make loans, and
somehow it pays down the Public Debt, and the Fed Reserve would crash and burn as a result (as well as most banks), I started to think about this
whole movement and how dangerous it really is to those of us that are trying to effect change in government through legal and established channels.
Let's start a little by diving into the core belief of this whole thing.
You are actually two people, a natural person and a legal fiction, they are denoted by one being in all CAPS and one being your
The point behind this one is supposedly, for every single person born in the United States after 1933, the US Government holds a certain amount of
money in the Treasury with you as collateral. It also goes on to state that your Birth Certificate and any other documents, because they write your
name in all caps, is a "legal fiction" and that all caps person does not exist, and if you cast it off, you are free from taxes and mortgages and
the like. (I so wish..) The reality is somewhat less exciting. They use block capitals to denote your name on forms because (wait for it) it's
easier to read. Not because they are taking out a loan on you, or because you're some sort of straw man that is used to pay taxes etc.. Simple
Starting with this core idea, the "freeman" movement takes it even further, and states quite boldly:
If you file a bunch of forms with lots of legal sounding terms, they will go away..
A good example of one of these bits of form is as follows:
Note: Veronica Chapman is a made up name for this, I don't' know if someone with this name tired this or not
I, Veronica: of the Chapman family, hereinafter known as Veronica: Chapman, a flesh and blood human being in possession of a sovereign and individual
spirit, a living soul, do hereby make Oath and state the following is My Truth and My Law: Whereas it is my understanding that in terms of earthly
existence there is no species more supreme than a living, breathing, imaginative human being blessed with a living soul, and ...
Whereas it is my understanding a living soul who chooses by free will not to be a member of any society can be referred to as a Freeman-on-the-land,
and Whereas it is my understanding a Freeman-on-the-land remains entirely and solely under Common Law jurisdiction, and Whereas I Veronica: Chapman am
a Freeman-on-the-land, and ...
Now reading that it seems formal and well thought out and well.. legal, except that it isn't. These declarations are used daily to get out of things
as simple as traffic tickets or as in depth as trying to get the IRS to pay off your debt from the secret fund they have going in your name (I so
wish, I really really wish it were true, but alas it's not)
Now where did this idea of you being a "freeman" and the government making a "strawman" come from? Well, here, read this entry for yourself...
The notion originated in the US with white supremacist Roger Elvick, who pushed it through the 1980s and early 1990s. He went to jail, of course.
Yeap.. well.. that says volumes about all of this doesn't it now...
So that brings us to the inevitable, the ways they tell you to beat the system, and some of these are just too funny to list, but I'll touch on two
Accepted for Value / Redemption Scam
You wanna go to jail? Pay huge fines? Try writing Accepted for Value on some documents and see how far it gets you. The premise behind this one is,
that you are a bit of collateral in some huge moneybank. The US Government, when it issues your Birth Certificate is actually pledging you as
collateral on a debt, wait, it's easier to read what Elvick said about it.
Elvick believed that the government deposits exactly $630,000 into a hidden bank account linked to the newborn American and administered by a
if you complete the correct magical legal manoeuvrings, you can avail yourself of the $630,000 held in the name of your doppelganger persona, and
that after filing the correct paperwork at the courthouse declaring oneself a sovereign citizen, one's home loans and other debts can be paid in full
by tendering a "sight draft" or "bill of exchange" in the name of the U.S. Treasury.
Hmm, free money .. YAY.. except that it doesn't work that way.. If you put this
On your IRS documents, guess what.. a Jail you are headed...... Just ask Casey Serin, the man who really really pushed this one to it's limits...
and finally the newest one of all this, 12 USC 411.. Which I bashed my head against a wall over and over and over last night trying to get through
someone's head.. The courts have over and over held that a Federal Reserve Note is "lawful money" it does not mean that it is tax free, it does not
mean the banks can't use it to loan out, and it really doesn't mean you're entitled to cripple the USA's financial system by writing:
Redeemed in Lawful money Pursuant to Title 12 USC §411 True name dba Legal name
In fact, anyone remember the little bit of Facebook legalese that was supposed to protect your privacy a while back? How it was all bunk too? Well
this is just as bunk because simply put, it's a misinterpretation of a very old and since changed law, and no amount of big sounding legalese is
going to change that..
Wonder why it doesn't actually "restrict" the banks? Because when you opened your account you signed a little document that said you agreed with
their terms and conditions and one of those is that they can terminate your account upon demand... try it... see how fact they close your
To conclude, there's a lot more I could write on this and probably will at some point (my hands are really cramped right now and my browser window
looks like it's on overload with all the tabs) but this is a friendly reminder that if it's too good to be true, it probably is a scam...