Knowledge is Power 2.0 | Personal Accountability at Last

Imagine if every decision maker in every government or corporate role was personally liable for the damage his or her decision caused.

Knowledge is Power 2.0 | Personal Accountability at Last

UPDATE — March 14, 2015

When people are conducting covert and destructive acts, they usually do their best to cover their tracks, to leave no evidence that would prove their intention and guilt. When those same people own the media, it makes it especially challenging to find factual evidence to prove what is really true.

We initially posted this blog about the U.S. allegedly being a corporation as an in-process document, peppered with questions and blanks. We specifically asked for input from our network to gain access to different perspectives from which to prove or disprove the hypothesis. And boy did we get it!

The response has been huge and extremely valuable. We will be sorting through the data, sites and insights for some time to come, but we want to share some of the most compelling input, especially that which challenges some of our suggested scenarios, to encourage an open think tank, where together we can really get to the truth.

We are not convinced that the U.S. is or is not a corporation. We do know that some events in the timeline we constructed are inaccurate, and others hold up. We also know that a lack of evidence doesn’t disprove a claim. But without evidence all we have is a speculation — no matter how reasonable or compelling.

Clearly, as we will be discussing in our ThriveTogether Event, people like Cal Washington are getting very real and powerful results operating from the basis that some countries are indeed corporations. High level officials are resigning in response to his calls for personal accountability based on this premise. So what is it they are responding to?

What can we prove? One of the people who helped critique the accuracy of our blog is Larry Beraft, a renowned attorney in the area of taxation. We have included some of his comments below the blog, and used strikethrough to highlight where we have eliminated apparently inaccurate information. We continue to invite your evidence-based input. So here is Knowledge is Power 2.0!

When the Shaka Movement won the victory of banning GMOs for a year in Maui, it was only a matter of weeks before Monsanto and Dow Chemical filed a law suit against the County to stop the ban. So why are we hopeful that the GMO battle, and many others like it, can be won?

Because knowledge is power.

And there is some information surfacing that is truly a golden key to securing not just the right to safe food, but to justice on all fronts.


It is a mind-blowing revelation about our history that is both complex and unprecedentedly empowering. This discovery makes it possible to hold corporate and government officials personally accountable and liable for the harm their decisions cause. How?

It seems that the laws Monsanto and the US government are using to squelch so many good efforts are actually laws of commerce, not laws of the Constitution. This apparently all changed after the United States of America became the UNITED STATES, Incorporated. Yep. Became a corporation.

America is not just in cahoots with corporations. According to our research, it appears that it is a corporation — along with all the 53 Commonwealth countries like: the UK, Canada (the former Hudson Bay Company — its corporate name), Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. This revelation, ironically, is what is going to make it possible for justice to prevail. This corporate takeover is at once the ultimate corruption and the strategic key to our liberation. Knowledge of it is already being applied with great success.

This Commercial Law demands personal accountability. Imagine if every decision maker in every government or corporate role was personally liable for the damage his or her decision caused. That’s what the operative Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) makes possible. As a result of plaintiffs applying this knowledge, already over a dozen high level corporate officials have resigned when confronted with taking personal responsibility for their actions. And this is only just beginning.


Why did the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently circulate a report on “sovereign citizens” and CNN blare a headline that these freedom lovers are a bigger threat than ISIS? State and local police, responding to a survey by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, ranked “sovereign citizens” as America’s most serious terror threat, with Islamists coming in second. When citizens are armed with truth, everything is possible. Think Ghandi and the Salt Laws.

To wrap around this, let’s consider who would possibly benefit from the incorporation of America. As we have been unpacking the reality and ramifications of this incorporation process, we have determined that turning the country into a corporation is actually a key part of the strategy to achieve global control by elite international bankers. We did not know this when we made THRIVE. We had traced the prevailing corruption to the international bankers, but we had not understood then the role of the corporate structuring in the international bankers drive to secure domination in their New World Order.

As with just about everything we now believe to be true, this was not what we were expecting. The notion that America is a corporation frankly seemed outlandish when we first heard about it. But we have both learned to look more deeply before dismissing new information, and over the past year, the deeper we looked, the more validation we found.

This is not to say the subject is not rife with disinformation, misinformation and simple irresponsible reporting. It is. But that just means it takes longer and requires a lot of fact checking to get it right. Which is why we are inviting you into our discovery process now.*  Unlike with the film, we are still in the early stages of unpacking this new revelation, and sincerely invite you to help piece together the evidence and also to correct where we are off or incomplete in our understanding.

We are confident that America and other commonwealth countries are corporations, and that this knowledge holds unprecedented power for overcoming the dangerous fascist takeover that is otherwise unfolding. It certainly has looked, walked and smelled like a corporate duck for the last century. With your help verifying various claims and finding documents, we can assemble a comprehensive, fact-based time line from which to inform some of the most leveraged activism of all time.*.


The facts we laid out in THRIVE demonstrate the reality of a Global Domination Agenda on behalf of elite international bankers. After over 29 million documented views, none of the facts in our film have been proven wrong. What we now understand is that this agenda is secured by the incorporation of the country. This is because as a corporation, it can be rendered bankrupt, and as with any bankrupt corporation, demands can be placed on it, including the securitization of its citizens (official debt slavery), and the collateralization of our work, our organizations and our land.

Indeed, in order to accomplish the maximum consolidation of wealth and power into the hands of the global banking elite, three things apparently happened. First was the incorporation of America. Second was the bankrupting of the corporation, and third was putting all the citizens on the hook for the unrepayable debts of that corrupt corporation. As far-fetched as this may sound, we invite you to stick with us in unpacking it because the evidence that this has happened, though not complete, is compelling. And the power we have when we disengage is profound. This clever covert takeover is built on our unknowing compliance. And, as Gandhi emphasized, non-violent non-participation is our golden key to freedom.


Corporations function via mutually accepted offers — through contractual agreements. As such, in order to function successfully, US, Inc. is dependent upon our cooperation — our contractual acquiescence. We have been unwittingly tricked into giving it to them. Which means we can intentionally take it back. It takes some serious unlearning to fully grasp how this works because just about everything we have ever learned about rights and justice is false.

We are hosting a live on-line event on March 14, 2015 noon to 2 PM PDT with empowerment expert Cal Washington and the Thrive Team to unpack this literal incorporation of America, Canada and so many other “countries” — what this means, and the exciting solutions emerging as this knowledge is applied. Cal is now working with Take Back Your Power and several advocate groups who are standing against “smart” meters. The early results are promising, with multiple of Respondents announcing resignations or plans to step down, which appears to be more than coincidental. Applying the knowledge Cal describes is truly one of the most significant breakthroughs for justice movements that we have ever come across.

Here is a rough in-process timeline of major turning points in America’s history that ultimately aided the corporation-based global elite takeover. When this actually became the plan, we don’t know. Much of what we understand is based on a compelling sequence of circumstantial evidence. We invite you to help us track down the documentation and add your voice and research to this exciting and liberating discovery.* In our next ThriveTogether Event we will be discussing how applying this is already being used to empower grass roots movements for social and environmental justice.

Relevant to the Takeover of The United States

These statements started overriding individual rights as laid out in the Declaration of Independence by empowering the categorization of people into States run by governments.

The US Constitution was established in 1788, which officially consolidated the States into a super-state, The USA. The Continental Congress passed a resolution on September 13, 1788, to put the new Constitution into operation with eleven states. North Carolina and Rhode Island also ratified it by May 1790.

It’s worth noting that unlike the Declaration of Independence which acknowledged the intrinsic rights of all beings, the U.S. Constitution when ratified only allowed 7% of “We the People” to vote. White, Male, Land Owning Puritans only need apply. It would take over 130 years before Native Indians, Blacks and Women were allowed to vote.

1861 — Abraham Lincoln declares war on the Southern Confederate States

These granted a host of new dictatorial powers to the President of the Super State, the USA. There were Presidential “dictates” all the way back to George Washington, but associating them with current events, especially “emergencies” related to the Civil War became more frequent and invasive of individual rights under Lincoln.

After the civil war, the US government was virtually bankrupt. The politicians apparently cut a deal to borrow money from certain European banking families — led by the Rothschilds. Congress passed an Act titled: “An Act To Provide A Government for the District of Columbia.” This is also known as the “Act of 1871” or the “District of Columbia Organic Act of 1871.” Without any Constitutional authority, Congress created a separate form of government for the District of Columbia. (“Acts of the Forty-First Congress,” Section 34, Session III, chapters 61 and 62.)

This Act created the corporation known as THE UNITED STATES, and its jurisdiction covered the ten-mile square parcel of land known as “the District of Columbia.”

In the United States Code, Title 28, Part VI, chapter 176, Subchapter A, 3002, (15) (A), the first definition of the “United States” is “a Federal Corporation.”

Many historians provide a logical explanation for having the seat of government not reside in any particular state in order not to give any unfair advantage or influence to that state. Whether or not this was innocuously intended, or part of the scheme from the outset, the “incorporation” of Washington, DC laid the groundwork to lay a corporate framework over the entire country because the precedent was set and because it could happen as an extension rather than as a whole new undertaking.

Some researchers say that the original United States was usurped at this time. They say the original Constitution was never removed; it has simply been dormant since 1871. We have not found the official documentation that the entire USA was incorporated in this way, although we will show considerable evidence that what resulted in America is a commerce-based legal structure.

The government which was created for the District of Columbia via the Act of (1871) operates under Private International Law, and not Common Law, which was the law of the Constitutional Republic. Many people who understand this corporate takeover believe our form of governance today is based upon Roman Civil Law and Admiralty/Maritime Law — better known as the “Divine Right of Kings” and “Law of the Seas”, respectively.

The language certainly reflects this. We’ve become increasingly aware, through scholars like Jordan Maxwell of the use of maritime words like Currency (the current), Bank (of the river), “Pass the Bar” (sand bar) or sitting in the “dock” as a plaintiff or witness, as well as “liquid assets” and how an unpayable mortgage is considered “under water.”

Instead of absolute rights guaranteed under the “organic” Constitution, we now have “relative” rights or privileges. One example of this is the Sovereign’s right to travel, which has been transformed under the incorporated government policy into a “privilege” which we must be licensed to engage in. This operates outside of the original Constitution and is but one example among many.


The US Corporation was largely financed by the wealthy international banking families. In 1912, much of the debt that the United States Corporation had taken on came due, but the Corporation didn’t have the funds to pay them off. They asked to borrow more from the wealthy international bankers who had bought most of the bonds, but the families refused. Instead, apparently knowing this time would come, the families had jointly met in secret at Jekyll Island, Georgia, creating a private corporation, the “Federal” Reserve.

This enabled a private corporation of international bankers to be in charge of making up money, determining how much was in circulation at any given time, funneling huge amounts to themselves and securing their role as creditor to the entire bankrupt US, Inc.


President Woodrow Wilson, under the influence of Mandell House, a Rothschild agent, pushed “The Federal Reserve Act” through Congress on December 22, when many politicians had already left for the holidays. This was a commercial deal between a private banking cartel and the corporation that had supplanted the US government. It “authorized” the cartel to be the legal issuers of US currency. Three previous attempts to institute and maintain a private central bank monopoly in the U.S. (Bank of North America 1782, First and Second Bank(s) of the United States — 1791 and 1816) had resulted in chaos and failure. This time, the bankers pretended to be against the Federal Reserve Act, which deceived the people and encouraged Congress to go along with it. This provided the international bankers with the power to take over control of the currency that would then be used to fund the corporation.

“Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes the laws.” — Mayer Amschel Rothschild


Between 1928–1932 the nations of the world met five times in Geneva, Switzerland in order to set up what would be the policy of all the participating countries. In 1930 the U.S., Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal etc. are all reported to have declared bankruptcy.

One research group has written: “If you try to find the 1930 volume which contains the minutes of what happened, you will probably not find it. This volume has been pulled out of circulation or is hidden in the library and is very hard to find. This volume contains the evidence of the bankruptcy.”

We have not yet found the minutes to this meeting of the Convention where the alleged bankruptcy was declared but do believe it happened right around this time.

Please help us verify this critical event if you have or can find relevant evidence.*

How would this declaration of bankruptcy empower the elite bankers? As a bankrupt corporation, terms of the bankruptcy could be negotiated to provide that people within the region (i.e: the U.S.) could be given as collateral, beholden to the international bankers as the “creditor.”


In 1932 Franklin Roosevelt came into power as President of the United States. After the great depression, the government was even more desperately in debt to the Rockefeller, Rothschild banking cabal and their Federal Reserve, so on April 5, 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued Executive Order 6102, the Emergency Banking Act, confiscating all gold held by private citizens in America. This tyrannical decree built on the Trading With the Enemy Act of 1917, which claimed to give the President such sweeping powers, and which, as with virtually all government power grabs, was never repealed. (See addendum)

It stated, “All persons are required to deliver on or before May 1, 1933 all Gold Coin, Gold Bullion, & Gold Certificates now owned by them to a Federal Reserve Bank, branch or agency, or to any member bank of the Federal Reserve System.”

Confiscating real money (gold) from the people — under threat of huge fines and imprisonment — rendered us entirely dependent on the Federal Reserve’s currency, which was under international bankers control.

Here’s a stunning 1993 address to the House of Representatives by Congressman James Traficant, Jr. of Ohio in which he states “It is an established fact that the United States Federal Government has been dissolved by the Emergency Banking Act,” and summarizes much of the situation we are describing here.  (See addendum)

In a 1993 address to Congress, Representative James Traficant, Jr. stated,

“Mr. Speaker, we are here now in Chapter 11. Members of Congress are official trustees presiding over the greatest re-organization of any bankrupt entity in world history, the US Government. We are setting forth hopefully a blue-print for our future. There are some who say it is a coroner’s report that will lead to our demise.”James Traficant, Jr.

Individuals allegedly became part of the deal — our land and our labor pledged into the future as collateral for the vast debt of the corporation to the fiat money bankers. Under natural law, we each own our bodies and the fruits of our labor. Under the clandestine US Corporation version of commercial law, your body (and your labor) is a commodity, an asset of the bankers, that can be traded on the New York Stock Exchange. The registration of our birth certificate and our Social Security number are allegedly the transfer of our real selves into a corporate fiction, a pseudo-self called a “straw man” — that the Corporation then pledges as collateral for the US, Inc.’s debt to the bankers.

This is something we are still documenting. Please help with the research and documentation.*

Even the leftist political organization MoveOn has recently promoted a petition to reveal the truth about our real vs. fictional selves…

Roosevelt needed a legal case in the Supreme Court to recognize the bankruptcy and alter the judicial system to shift power away from the states and toward more consolidated Federal control. Many claim the Erie vs. Thompkins decision in 1938 accomplished this. It reversed an earlier case (Story v. Tyson) that had decentralized power to the states, and now consolidated it uniformly to the Federal government.


This spread the taxing authority of the corporate “District of Columbia” into the sovereign states, overlaying them with fictional but nonetheless consequential corporate status, so called “Federal States” — subsets of the corporate US, and thereby subjecting them to Federal tax.


Unable to afford to pay off debts to France and other countries in the promised medium of gold, President Nixon signed Executive Order 11615, which unilaterally canceled the direct convertibility of the United States dollar to gold. At this time, the effect of a few elite creating unbridled fake money was unleashed on the world.

Just as with the consolidation of US States under Federal Rule (actually under the authority of the US Corporation) the current move to create a One World Government, consolidating and taking over all nation states into a global superstate, is the same process unfolding at the next larger scale. It serves to keep the structure of nations and states as mere management and enforcement mechanisms. This is how we illustrated it in our film, THRIVE:

With globalist laws and international taxes, as proposed by the World Bank at the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009, the global legal authorization, structure and funding would be in place to accomplish the long-planned Global Domination Agenda.

As unsettling as it can be to recognize the level of deception that has transpired, the real conundrum comes as we confront our own relationship to authority, because that is at the heart of both the pain and the possibility that this challenge portends. We are truly called to consider how some people claim the right to rule over others and how that came to be.

Think of it for a moment. If, when you were born, someone came in to your parents’ home and demanded that they sign over your life to them — your time, your privacy, a percentage of your wages, your choices about who you could marry and what you could own and what kind of education and health care you could get — chances are your parents would demand to know how they got the power to do that… and kick them out or have them arrested. Unless, of course, your parents had somehow been lead to believe that this was the natural state of things; that, simply by virtue of being born, we all agreed to submit our individual sovereignty to a group we were told deserved it. It had been this way throughout recorded history, so it must be inevitable, and right.

But alas, it is not inevitable, and it is not true or right. No one can actually have more authority than we agree to give to them. It’s not logical or ethical. It’s impossible, in fact, because those bestowing power can only in reality give the amount of power they have and no more. Just like you can’t give someone more oranges than you have, you can’t give someone more authority than you have. So no one can rightfully have more power than you give them. And that is the key to unlocking the kingdom. Literally. And to transforming the world to one of freedom, prosperity and thriving.

Unlearning our knee-jerk submission to and belief in authority is perhaps the hardest part. And it is challenging. Once we do that, we can call their bluff and render their aggression immobilized by using their own system. As in the non-violent martial art of Aikido, the attacker’s aggression is redirected back to them until they stop the violation. And we have the power to win virtually every court case where we did not actually cheat or harm a victim, and to remedy every injustice. But the process requires that we really understand what is going on, and how we got here.

Thrive is hosting a series of events to help in this process. We hope you will join us for a live event with people’s advocate Cal Washington on March 14, 2015 at ThriveTogether.


So here we are — in a bankrupt country that is actually a bankrupt corporation, indebted to the European central bankers, who are in turn apparently indebted to the Asian elders who possess most of the world’s gold. Most people we’ve met who understand this suggest that the solution is to return to our original constitutional republic. This would be a positive step in the direction of integrity and freedom, and valuable on our path to true freedom, but to our minds, not enough. This is what Thrive’s three-stage solution strategy is all about.

Even the myth of retaining a “minimal” government leaves the cancer of authoritarianism in the body of human relations. And it is still based on the fallacy that we can give someone authority we don’t ourselves have. It is logically impossible and morally devastating.

Calling something a republic is no guarantee of liberty. Just recall the USSR — the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the Republic of North Korea and the Weimar Republic which led to Nazism. Shrinking the government to the protection of individual rights is a good idea, and an important step. But it’s time to acknowledge that every time throughout history that some people are “authorized” to have rights that others don’t have it has grown toward tyranny until it collapses under its own corruption or there is a revolution — always with intense suffering along the way. And each revolution has just replaced the old regime with a new one that starts abusing their unnatural and unethical power. But we do not have to repeat that. We cannot afford to.

“It is not just the abuse of power that is the problem. It is the power to abuse.”Stefan Molyneux

The only answer we see that has a chance of working in the long run to create and sustain a harmonious civilization is one where no one gets to have more rights than another — a voluntary society with rules that protect individual rights, property, contracts and ecosystems but no rulers with mandatory authority over others.

This might seem as strange to some as the idea of a round world did to everyone 600 years ago. But the one thing we have found that everyone agrees with is they don’t want to be violated personally against their will, so perhaps that is a hint from the universe as to an appropriate and viable guiding principle for humanity. Without the myth of “power over,” the human beings behind schemes like government monopoly on power, bankers’ monopoly on money creation, and covert corporations that rule the masses would not be able to go unaccountable.

Whatever justification you might come up with for initiating force against another, other than genuine self-defense, is based ultimately on coercion. We won’t get to peace through initiating violence.

We are ensnared in a system where the people are ruled by the city government, which is ruled by the state, which is ruled by the federal government, which is operating as a corporation and now trying to get us into a consolidated global corporate government tyranny. But to free ourselves, we need to ask, and not stop asking, the question, “How did some people get the authority by which they claim to rule us?” There is no legitimate answer. They do not rightfully have authority other than what each of us agrees to give to them. There is an administrative process required of us to avoid what they call “tacit agreement” — an implication of our accepting their authority via our silence. Our knowledge, and our voice, turn the whole thing around. This is the process we will be discussing on March 14th and which truly holds the key to our liberation.

With this knowledge, we can now demand of judges, police officers and politicians give evidence that they have the right to the commercial contract with us. This is the basis of the personal accountability for which they will now be charged. Most of them either don’t know anything about this, and will therefore try to bully us into submission, or they do know but won’t tell. In the latter case, they will still try to test our knowledge, avoid the question or still try to intimidate, coerce and shut us up.

Perhaps the government and mainstream media campaign against individual sovereignty is now making more sense in this new light…

When we know the truth and are willing and able to stand to it, especially when we have the means of publicizing their actions, they tend to back off, drop our cases, or flat-out resign their positions. They would usually prefer to disappear, repent or even join the ranks of justice-seeking whistleblowers rather than risk the personal and professional liability that lands on them when we know their claim to authority is a charade. The would-be Emperor truly has no clothes.

We each actually reside in a realm of true nature — beyond governments and jurisdictions and arbitrary laws and victimless crimes. We are each a source of life on an unboundaried planet. We are real flesh and blood beings and in that reality we are truly free from such absurdities as Corporate Rights and Personhood, State Pre-emption, Eminent Domain, Emergency powers, the Divine Right to Rule, Manifest Destiny, the Social Contract, Majority Rule, Executive Orders and all the countless, deceptive ruses of domination that have been concocted throughout human history to control us and harvest our labor for the good of a sociopathic elite addicted to controlling the rest of us rather than facing their own fears and earning their own self-liberation through the path of truth.

The truth of our intrinsic freedom is emerging — just in time given our looming police state economic insanity and out-of-control weapons of mass destruction. The toothpaste is out of the tube about our essential nature and it is being grounded in consciousness, courts and commerce worldwide. The elite know their fortress of lies is crumbling, as do hundreds of bank and corporate executives as well as judges, politicians, government workers, soldiers, cops and disillusioned alphabet soup intelligence agents who are saying no and running for protection and, hopefully, for ethical lines of work.

*Please join us in building a fact-checked comprehensive historical time-line, in getting skilled at representing yourself and your loved ones as the free beings that we are rather than corporate chattel, and spreading these eternal and powerful truths. Feel free to post your input, evidence and insights in the comment thread below this blog or send it to [email protected].

How would we organize ourselves and our activities without government enforcement? The same way adults create their lives once they move out of their parents’ homes. We make voluntary choices, as long as we don’t violate others, and learn by the consequences. There would still be organizations, but they would not be authoritarian state-enforced monopolies, and they wouldn’t give rights to anyone that everyone else doesn’t have.

Humans voluntarily have self-organized in groups throughout history and this is natural. This is real community. We are social beings. It doesn’t need to be enforced. But corporations — dependent on the licensing, authority, subsidies and services of a few individuals claiming “the power to rule” — are not aligned with equal rights and universal morality. This has always led to fascist tyranny — with one new regime replacing the old without people noticing that the notion of ruling itself is the destructive common denominator of all forms of government.

This will be our major topic of exploration in the upcoming months. We have been preparing a major paper addressing both the philosophical fundamentals and the practical solutions to the common objections like “What about the roads?” “Who would care for the poor?” and “What about security against invasion?” Stay tuned!

Onward together toward a thriving world!

Partial Selection of Resources

The Bankruptcy of America — 1933
Judge Dale, retired

The Bankruptcy of The United States,

Congressman James Traficant, Jr., Ohio

Waking Times

Who is Running America

The Independent Treasury (closed June 30, 1921)

Global Sovereign’s Handbook
Johnny Liberty

ADDENDUM — March 14, 2015

One of the people who helped to critique the accuracy of our blog is Larry Becraft, a renowned attorney in the area of taxation. Below we share some of his comments:

1.  Regarding the Organic Act of 1871, attorney Becraft offers a compelling claim that there is nothing in the Act that establishes a corporation for the all the states of America, only for the jurisdiction of the Washington, D.C.

There is a history regarding the formation of Washington, D.C. The Constitution specifically provides for the formation of a district, 10 miles square, to be the seat of the federal government; see Art. 1, § 8, cl. 17. When the Constitution was ratified, the defacto seat of that government was in Philadelphia. The Residence Act of 1790 (1 Stat. 130, July 16, 1790), started the process of establishing the District of Columbia; in the interim, the government continued to meet in Philadelphia. On December 19, 1791, Maryland adopted “An Act concerning the territory of Columbia, and the City of Washington,” which ceded lands and jurisdiction for the Maryland part of the District. President Washington played a critical role in the selection of the actual site of the District, as well as laying out the plans for the city. Finally, on February 27, 1801, 2 Stat. 103, Congress adopted an act concerning the District, and created two counties, Washington County on the Maryland side, and Alexandria County on the Virginia side. See amendments, 2 Stat. 115, and 2 Stat. 193. On May 1, 1802, the then existing Board of Commissioners for the District was abolished, replaced with a superintendent under the control of the President; see 2 Stat. 175. On May 3, 1802, Congress adopted an act to incorporate the city of Washington, in the District; see 2 Stat. 195, and amendments at 2 Stat. 254 and 422. For some of the other acts regarding the District, see 3 Stat. 691, 4 Stat. 294, and 4 Stat. 517.

This was the form of government for the District until February 21, 1871. On this date, Congress adopted a new act for the government of the District; see 16 Stat. 419-429. As seen by a simple review of this act, it did not create a government for anything but the District of Columbia, and it certainly did not purport to be a government for “federal” citizens living in the States. Also posted here are the first couple of pages from the 1873 Revised Statutes for the District of Columbia.

Scandal was the reason that this form of government for the District lasted only a mere 7 years. After the act of February 21, 1871, public officials of the District incurred tremendous debts for the District, eventually requiring Congress to in essence step in and take over that government. See 18 Stat. (Part 3) 116, ch. 337, for repeal of 1871 act. An act of June 11, 1878, 20 Stat. 102, provided “a permanent form of government for the District of Columbia.” Much later, the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, Public Law 93-198, 87 Stat. 777, approved December 24, 1973, created the government for the District which exists today.

What have the Supremes stated about the “Act of 1871”? In District of Columbia v. Camden Iron Works, 181 U.S. 453 (1901), the Supremes held:

“June 20, 1874, an act was passed entitled ‘An Act for the government of the District of Columbia, and for Other Purposes.’ 18 Stat. 116, c. 337. By this act, the government established by the act of 1871 was abolished and the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, was authorized to appoint a Commission, consisting of three persons, to exercise the power and authority vested in the governor and the board of public works, except as afterwards limited by the act.”

Those who assert some wild theory about Washington, D.C. are utterly wrong. They have invented a “different version” of history without bothering to check out the facts.

So was this “United States” corporation used, nonetheless, as a front for operating an entity claiming power outside the U.S. Constitution through Uniform Commercial Codes (UCC) as many claim? Larry says no, the UCC has just been a matter of convenience for doing commerce and practicing law across state boundaries.

Larry Becraft has spent years trying to defend individuals who have gone into court claiming this UCC scenario as their defense, and judges keep denying it as untrue and “frivolous.”

2.  Our blog referred to the Emergency Banking Act of 1933, HJR 192, as “allegedly” pledging the lives and labors of American citizens to repay the debt of the bankruptcy of the United States.

From Larry Becraft:
For years, some have been contending that there was a bankruptcy of the United States in 1933, and proponents of this argument claim that such arises from the adoption by Congress of HJR 192, a joint resolution, on June 5, 1933. That resolution prohibited paying gold denominated debts with gold. It did not establish or relate to any bankruptcy of the United States. I have asked promoters of this argument to provide any documentation to support this argument and they have none. It is a fabricated argument.

HJR 192 has not been in effect since 1977. Below, I provide a part of my money issue brief posted on my site that addresses HJR 192. The cases demonstrate that the courts acknowledge that HJR 192 is no longer in effect.

The Joint Resolution of June 5, 1933, has no significance today because it has been effectively repealed; see 91 Stat. 1229. For cases explaining the end of HJR 192’s application in 1977, and the validity of gold clause contracts today, see Fay Corp. v. BAT Holdings I, Inc., 646 F. Supp. 946 (W.D.Wash. 1986), affirmed at Fay Corp. v. Frederick & Nelson Seattle, Inc., 896 F.2d 1227 (9th Cir. 1990), Wells Fargo Bank v. Bank of America, 32 Cal.App.4th 424, 38 Cal.Rptr.2d 521 (1995); Trostel v. American Life & Casualty Insurance Company, 133 F.3d 679 (8th Cir. 1998); Nebel, Inc. v. Mid-City National Bank, 329 Ill. App.3d 957, 769 N.E.2d 45 (2002); and 216 Jamaica Ave. v. S & R Playhouse Realty Co., 540 F.3d 433 (6th Cir. 2008).

3.  The most blatant falsehood by which we got fooled concerns the often cited congressional address by Congressman James Traficant in 1993. Becraft personally knew Traficant quite well before his death.

From Larry Becraft:
This contention first appeared in the mid-90s and when I heard about it, I sought to confirm its validity. The results of my investigation were posted on my website in 1997. I have posted the below there. I even discussed this contention with Jim most recently as last summer when we were at a speaking event in Tampa and he stated that the story about what he said in March, 1993 is false. Jim died last Sept.

I attach the correct page of the Congressional Record that is posted on the Net. As you can plainly see, that which is claimed to have been a statement by Jim is false, and utterly so.

From Larry’s website:
I have heard people discuss statements by “congressman” Traficant allegedly made back in 1993 where he stated in the Congressional Record that the US was bankrupt and this bankruptcy happened back in 1933. This statement has been used to support UCC arguments about the bankruptcy of the United States.

Frank F. checked the accuracy of this alleged Traficant statement and found it to be utterly false. Here is what he said in a recent e-mail:

This is 99% bogus.

You’ll notice that it claims to be from the Congressional Record of March 17, 1993, page H-1303, and a speech from Rep. James Traficant (D-Oh). It starts with a double quote mark and it ends much later with another double quote mark.

Except for the first paragraph (the first 66 words),

“Mr. Speaker, we are here now in Chapter 11. Members of Congress are official trustees presiding over the greatest re-organization of any bankrupt entity in world history, the US Government. We are setting forth hopefully a blue-print for our future. There are some who say it is a coroner’s report that will lead to our demise.”

it is a fake.

Traficant’s own words run from “Mr. Speaker …” to “… our demise” and that’s the only portion from him or from the Congressional Record.

Traficant was arguing against deficit spending, and everything else in the article (starting from the words “It is an established fact …”) is fake. Traficant never said them.

In fact, if Traficant thought that the Banking Emergency Act of 1933 was Public Law 89-719, we’d all have reason to doubt his soundness of mind, because the Public Law number is clearly decades after 1933 — in fact it is the number of the Federal Tax Lien Act of 1966. Ditto for the pretended title and description of HJR 192 (of 1933). All of that, including the references to canon law and maritime insurance, is fakery, falsely attributed to Traficant.

The actual page from the Congressional Record is here. Please excuse the copy quality of this PDF file as it was obtained from microfiche. This page proves that those who allege that Traficant made this statement are not telling the truth.

Please also notice that the fake Traficant statement makes certain allegations:

  1. “The United States Federal Government has been dissolved by the Emergency Banking Act, March 9, 1933”;
  2. That HJR 192 was a part of the bankruptcy;
  3. That the 1913 Federal Reserve Act was effective back to 1870, many years before that act was adopted.

4.  Also in our blog, we cited a section from the United States Code — 28 USC 3001 — as stating that the first definition of the “United States” is “a Federal Corporation.”

Here’s attorney Becraft’s rebuttal to that:

This argument had been made for too many years and is nothing but a misconstruction of the various provisions of the fed Debt Collection Procedures Act. Read the below.

28 U.S.C. § 3002 (15)(A):

(15) “United States” means —

(A) a Federal corporation;

(B) an agency, department, commission, board, or other entity of the United States; or

C) an instrumentality of the United States.

Many contend that the above quote, a part of the Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act, means “the United States is a corporation.” I must state that this is an erroneous construction of this particular law.

The Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act, 104 Stat. 4933, applies to the entirety of the United States government. Virtually everyone knows that the federal government has lots of agencies. It also has lots of departments, commissions, boards and instrumentalities, including federal corporations. In the last 100 years, Congress has created lots of corporations and some that still exist today are:

The FDCPA simply regulates the collection activities of all federal agencies, departments, commissions, boards and instrumentalities, including the above federal corporations. Rather than repeatedly state in this 30+ page act that all “federal agencies, departments, commissions, boards and instrumentalities, including federal corporations” shall do certain things, all these entities are, for purposes of this particular act, encompassed within the words, “United States.” Wherever the words “United States” appears in this law regulating these federal collection activities, it means all these various entities, including “Federal corporations”.

5.  Becraft says he has been unable to find any validation that the man calling himself “Judge Dale” actually exists and is, in fact, a retired federal judge. We cite him as a source and while his writings are very compelling and carry extra weight because of his claimed background, they are slim on evidence.  If anyone can confirm Judge Dale’s identity and background, or get him to contact us personally, please let us know.*

For us the key question remains, "By what authority do the governments and courts claim to rule us?"

We asked this of Larry Becraft, who, as we said, is a licensed attorney. He said, “The State and Federal governments have constitutions that grant powers and jurisdictions.”

“But where did the authority come from to create the constitutions?” we asked.

He traced it back to the founding of the colonies, which later became the states, which later became the nation. He cited King George of England as having authority over the colonies.

“And where did he get that authority,” we asked, given that was the very authority Americans were risking their lives to cast off.

He traced it back to the Norman conquest of England and the key Battle of Hastings in 1066.

“So we are operating under a system of assumed ‘power over’ stemming from the conquering of a people and region by force of arms?”

Larry acknowledged that such a coercion and destruction of individual sovereignty was not ethical or justified, “Well we just have these long standing institutions that have gained a lot of power that we just have to deal with.”

Exactly. We have to deal with tyranny until it’s gone. But we don’t have to settle for begging for crumbs of justice within an intrinsically coercive system. Whether someone claims to rule over us because of force, money, an agreement to which we were not a part, majority rule, tradition, or a supposed decree from their version of a creator…in our view NOTHING justifies anyone initiating force over others if they are doing no harm. Any unsubstantiated claim to power must be exposed and our legitimate natural sovereignty reclaimed.

Mis- or disinformation, whether intentional or inadvertent, undermines the coherence of the quest for truth and justice, so we are always trying to be relentless in exposing false information. We will continue to do so in relation to the subject of countries as corporations, while shouting at the top of our voices that even the notion of a “nation state” was an artificial power grab by a few that has led, as always, to tyranny and impoverishment at home and to war abroad.

Thank you for the inspiration and empowerment that this vast global Thrive network represents, and for your willingness to join us in our ongoing quest for truth and justice.

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