Monday, May 1, 2017
USA, Inc., of Thee I Lament.
Attorney Mel Stamper has written that America has been under martial law since the time of Lincoln (c. 1861) and/or in a state of declared national emergency since 1933 (A Lawsuit is an Act of War; and, Fruits from a Poisonous Tree (2008).
For years I've heard various folks proclaim that courts are actually operating under Admiralty Law and the Uniform Commercial Code; that federal common law is dead (since Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins, 304 U.S. 64 (1938)?)
There is also much talk about the "strawman" (E.g., see http://natureofthecage.com/—documents that use all capital letters—that we should use phrases such as "I do not wish to contract," or "I waive the benefits privilege," in order to defeat citations and other attempts to bring us in "under their jurisdiction," and so on.
I used to wish that some enterprising young law student would publish a law review article exposing and explaining this whole "alternative law" thing, toward a finding of whether or not it has any merit. (I believe it has.) Some years ago I did a search to see whether anyone had published such an article, and I didn't find anything. I suppose I should check again. If I wasn't so overwhelmed by the topic I might have done it myself by now. But I do not think any accredited law school would dare to publish an article that debunks the very raison d'etre for that school's existence. (If I'm wrong, someone please let me know and direct me to such a law review article.)
Its premises and tenor are outlandish...but...is it true?
In this false age anything is possible. It took me over fifty years to finally wake up. Now I don't know what is true and correct anymore, except that my own moral compass guides me and prompts me to ask questions when I am bewildered. So forgive me if I seem befuddled, betwixt and between. I sometimes think it doesn't matter anymore—at my age I'm content to find a warm fire to sit by and some old scrappy memories of happier times to comfort me. The world can go to hell (it probably already has—in fact, maybe it is hell). Yes, perhaps The Fugs were right—the world's all a lotta "NOTHING": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UskDupcLM0M
Here is a re-posted article that I pose as a further example of what I am talking about when I refer to "alternative law":
This is from my document How to beat the courts and other knowledge. The complete document is on my Facebook page. What to do and not do at court. Do not use any language in any of your documents other than your own language. (No Latin or French, unless you speak it.)
#1: The most effective thing you can do is make a claim. (For example – “i man claim that because you have trespassed on my human rights i have jurisdiction over you. Is there any man or woman here who challenges this claim?” “No, then my claim stands in law and in fact.” “i hereby require all charges to be discharged without prejudice. (Without any loss or waiver of rights or privileges.) The lawyers, judge, court clerk or bailiff will not challenge any claim you make when worded like that, because they are not man or woman. i know from first-hand experience that they will not say anything. A claim that is unchallenged, stands as law. When your claim stands, you must say “No man or woman challenges my claim, so my claim stands.” When a judge takes off his or her robe in court, that judge is now operating under the Common Law. Use that time to make all lawful claims again. Judges can be tricky when it comes to doing this. They will adjourn their other court or take a recess first, and just make it look as though they are just getting comfortable. Don’t be fooled, take advantage of this as soon as it happens.
#2: If someone does not have firsthand knowledge the case they cannot testify. The prosecuting attorney almost never has firsthand knowledge. Point this out to the judge and get a ruling on it.
#3: If a defense attorney tells you they are representing you, ask them if they are an attorney or a lawyer. Attorneys do not need to know the law. They are not required to know the law. If they don’t know the law then they are committing fraud. Also never give your name or identify yourself to an attorney or lawyer, doing so creates an adhesion contract with them and the court.
#4: If you are talking to the judge, ask him/her if he/she is speaking to you man/woman to man/woman. This can establish Common Law, but you have to know how to keep it.
#5: Do not use their codes and statutes. Remember they can change their codes fast and they are not your codes, so you cannot interpret them or use them.
#6: Always act as a man or woman; never act as a LEGAL person. Unless you see a benefit and you know how to do it right.
#7: Hold your own court either under Common Law or your own laws. If you wish you can adapt the laws i created for my tribe, to create your own laws. If you hold your own court, you can say to the judge “i will hold you liable for any harm that you do to me.”
#8: Remember only a man/woman can make a claim, a State cannot.
#9: If they say they have rules against something, and they are talking to you, and not the legal fiction ask them what their rules have to do with you, since you are not employed by their corporation and you are not in THEIR legal society. Remember, their courts are private courts, they are owned by the BAR.
#10: If a cop or a judge gives you an order, tell them to put it in writing and sign it. Also inform them how much it will cost them for you to fulfill that order, and that they must pay up front. If you find yourself at one of their courts, you can simply say to them that you do not speak their language. They speak legalese, not English. Even if they say something as simple as “remove your hat”, you do not know what they are saying. (Translation of “remove your hat” is “we want jurisdiction over you”). Do not respond to them. Tell them you do not speak their language and if they wish to communicate with you, then they must speak plain English and any proceedings must be in the Common Lore. (Lore is pronounced “Law”) #11: At court watch out for titles. Do not let them call you Mr. or Mrs. (Mr. is a title for an employee or peasant. Mrs. is an abbreviation for mistress). #12: If they try to appoint an attorney, tell them “i do not wish an attorney at this time”, keep telling them that whenever they ask you if you want an attorney. The Judge cannot sentence you unless you have representation. Do not represent yourself either.
#13: Remember that a Common Law Court is really a Court of Common Law. Always call it a Court of Common Law not a Common Law Court. #14: If you go through that little gate in the court room, be sure to tell them that such an action does not constitute a contract.
#15: In your writings try never to use a capital “I” when referring to yourself.
#16: There are 3 crowns/jurisdictions to THEIR courts. Templar Crown/Banking, English Crown/Admiralty, Imperial Crown (Holy Roman Empire)/Canon Law.
#17: All of their codes (For their Templar Crown jurisdiction.) have to refer back to Statutes at Large*, so if they are saying you are violating a code, tell them that is impossible. Maybe what they really mean to imply is that you are violating a Statute at Large. (That is if you are not using the method of simply not understanding a word they are saying.)
*From >>> https://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwsl.html The United States Statutes at Large, commonly referred to as the Statutes at Large, is the official source for the laws and resolutions passed by Congress. Publication began in 1845 by the private firm of Little, Brown and Company under authority granted by a joint resolution of Congress. In 1874, Congress transferred the authority to publish the Statutes at Large to the Government Printing Office, which has been responsible for producing the set since that time. Every law, public and private, ever enacted by the Congress is published in the Statutes at Large in order of the date of its passage. Until 1948, all treaties and international agreements approved by the Senate were also published in the set. In addition, the Statutes at Large includes the text of the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, amendments to the Constitution, treaties with Indians and foreign nations, and presidential proclamations.
#18: Remember to put everything in writing, and give it to the judge and/or prosecutor depending on what it is. You need a special notice to the court, stating that you are a man/woman, that you are holding your own court (if you can, keep a record of your courts proceedings and/or someone to act as the court recorder), also state you are not the defendant, you are not acting as surety for any bond and any action anyone takes against you, that man/woman will be held liable for in your court. And if they try to force you to take a on a defense attorney, then that attorney must assume all liability. Put it in writing. Get everything you can in writing. Also you can just say “i do not require an attorney at this time.” and keep saying that, whenever they try to force an attorney on to you. You can use the following notice as something like a template for if you are arrested. Remember it has to be in writing and if you are arrested be sure to tell the cop it is legal paperwork for court, they have to let you keep it on you. Also don't forget to date it and autograph it. Your notice should only be titled Notice, even though it is a notice to the court do not put on it Notice to the Court, it has to be a general notice, so it will be filed with the case. Also make this into multiple notices if you can. Each statement a separate notice and be sure to date and autograph each one. Notice i, man [thunder bear of the courage family] am here by special appearance. i, man [thunder bear of the courage family] state that my being at any location in this courthouse does not constitute a contract. i, man [thunder bear of the courage family] hold forth my own court at this time. Anything you do to me that causes me harm, loss and/or injury to my property, i will hold you accountable for. i, man [thunder bear of the courage family] am here to remedy any and all lawful and verifiable claims made against me. i, man [thunder bear of the courage family] require any man or woman who is making a claim that i have caused harm, loss or injury to appear before this court immediately or this case must be discharged in its entirety.
"The laws of Congress in respect to those matters do not extend into the territorial limits of the states, but have force only in the District of Columbia, and other places that are within the exclusive jurisdiction of the national government," -- Caha v. United States, 152 U.S., at 215 "We think a proper examination of this subject will show that the United States never held any municipal sovereignty, jurisdiction, or right of soil in and to the territory, of which Alabama or any of the new States were formed," -- 44 U.S., at 221 "[B]ecause, the United States have no constitutional capacity to exercise municipal jurisdiction, sovereignty, or eminent domain, within the limits of a State or elsewhere, except in the cases in which it is expressly granted," -- 44 U.S., at 223 "Alabama is therefore entitled to the sovereignty and jurisdiction over all the territory within her limits, subject to the common law," -- 44 U.S., at 228, 229; Pollard v. Hagan, 44 U.S. 221, 223,
Go figure, See what I mean? I am left dumbfounded. (Also see, http://presscore.ca/two-constitutions-in-the-united-states-1st-was-illegally-suspended-in-favor-of-a-vatican-crown-corporation-in-1871)
And here's another unsettling diatribe entitled, Rat Roping and the Global Currency Reset, by Anna Von Reitz (another big name in "alt-law" circles):
But then there is this audio interview with learned mensch Catherine Austin Fitts wherein she talks about getting back to following "the Constitution." Never is there any mention of any sort of dilemma concerning two constitutions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TkYa34hEpk
Where's that Fugs CD?