Petitions to Secede Are Wrongheaded

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by Dan O’Brien, ©2012

The American Civil War was fought between 1861 and 1865 with the purported reason of keeping the union together

(Nov. 18, 2012) — People in over thirty states are petitioning usurper Obama, via, to allow their State to secede from the Union.  Huh?  Asking the fox for permission to leave the henhouse?  Sheeple asking the wolf for permission to leave the flock?  This is not the way to disconnect from the federal government.  Why?  Because this approach suggests that the usurper is in control, and that the State should leave the union of States, all of which is wrongheaded.  Rather, we should demand our State government disconnect from the present central government entity, known as the United States, which was seated in 1871, whereas the united States of America was seated in 1789.  Permit me to explain.

In the beginning, several States united under the Articles of Confederation as the ‘united States of America’ just prior to issuing the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776. They continued conducting business together as the Second Continental Congress until those Articles were ratified on March 1, 1781, after which the States met as the new Congress of the Confederation.  That union of sovereign States, which officiated through to the end of the American Revolutionary War in 1783, has never disbanded.

By September of 1787 the united States of America, recognizing the need for limited central government, had converged on the terms of a Constitution for a new central government, which was later ratified on March 4, 1789 as the Constitution for the United States, with the first ten constitutional amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, being ratified by three-fourths of the states in 1791.

This de jure (i.e., legitimate) government operated for the next 70 years.  Operation became effectively suspended on March 27, 1861, when the U.S. Congress ended their latest session sine die, as had lately been the custom, meaning without having selected a day to reconvene.  This time, however, eleven southern States had seceded from the union, thus leaving too few states remaining to reconvene the U.S. Congress.  (It has been suggested that this conundrum was brought about by commercial banking interests wishing to defeat the U.S. government in their quest for future wealth.)

Soon afterward, on April 12, 1861, a no-doubt provoked Civil War began with hostilities on Fort Sumpter, South Carolina.  Three days later, the recently-seated President Lincoln took the bull by the horns and declared martial rule via the nation’s first Executive Order.  He also ordered that Congress reconvene on July 4, 1861.  Terms of the martial rule still persist today. Thus began the “Season of Treason,” a decade of skullduggery in the nation’s capital, laying the groundwork to effectively enslave We The People.  (Watch the YouTube video by that name to learn the multiple misdeeds of that era.)

The District of Columbia Organic Act of 1871 established the de facto (illegitimate) government that emerged from those misdeeds and was seated as an internationally-owned, private corporation operating as a municipal government named “United States” in a territory outside the “united States of America” under laws ‘not inconsistent with the Constitution for the United States of America.’  That corporation is ruled by its secretive Board of Directors and headed by the President/CEO (of the United States), with a puppet Congress and a judicial system run by the executive under the Attorney General.

We, the natural People, with Creator-endowed unalienable rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, have been systematically duped into believing we are “United States” citizens, defined only in the 14th Amendment, as being subject to the jurisdiction thereof (i.e., as serfs or slaves), which is distinct from a “Citizen of the United States,” i.e., one of We The People, as mentioned in Article I, Section 2, clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution.

To clarify, a government official, while conducting official business of the government, is acting as a United States citizen, and is subject to (must obey) the jurisdiction thereof; whereas, when not in the process of conducting official government business, that official is a Citizen of the United States.  However, we who are always Citizens of the United States are “presumed” by the totality of government today to be “United States citizens,” as indicated on our voter registration, etc., and are therefore presumed to be  “subject to” its arbitrary rules, regulations, statutes and administrative (not lawful) courts and judges.  While in court, it is our call whether we are sovereign and therefore enjoy the protection of the Bill of Rights or concede to be “subject to” the abuses of the de facto government enterprise.  But they don’t teach that option in government-controlled books or schools.

Article I, Section 10, clause 1 of the Constitution reads, “No State shall…make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts” which means, take away silver and gold Coin, and the State is no longer sovereign and able to collect taxes and pay debts.  Such is the ultimate result of the U.S. Congress’s abrogating the just-cited Article by enacting House Joint Resolution (HJR) 192 on June 5, 1933 with its subsequent laws, which enabled the Federal Reserve to eventually substitute fiat currency for money of the United States.  The consequence is that States must subject themselves to the private, de facto United States to be able to function today without means of gold and silver Coin.

The bottom line is we do not need to secede from the United States, which is a de facto, illegitimate (unlawful) private corporation, not unlike a runaway union or raging cancer, that has gained control of the functions of the U.S. central government without the authority of We The People.  We therefore can simply cease recognition of the unlawful central (federal) government at will and let it fail.  Call it Nullification if you will.

To accomplish this, we must return States to gold and silver Coin (or its equivalent), and send State delegates to the Congress of the Confederation (of the united States) or its equivalent, thereby forcing the illegitimate United States corporation out of business.  The temporary Confederate Congress, being the legitimate government of the United States, will prevail in all international agreements.  This should only be maintained until such time the States have reconfigured themselves as sovereign entities, and the U.S. central government is emptied of corruption, and ready for a new national election.

The original U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights is still an excellent document and needs to remain the means by which we constitute and control future U.S. central governments, this time with chains.

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