A friend of mine (Rick) is facing charges for four traffic tickets. He sent a copy of his defense to me. It’s pretty good. It’s not exactly what I’d do, but nothing is.
But I did notice one omission that struck me as potentially important: In challenging the gov-co’s authority, Rick had denied that he’s a slave or subject to involuntary servitude (as prohibited by the 13th Amendment) but he neglected to deny that he had entered into a voluntary servitude (a fiduciary relationship) with the court, plaintiff, prosecutor, state, real party in interest, or even to the actual defendant “RICK DOE” (rather than “Rick Doe”) etc.
I can’t prove it, but I strongly suspect that the system relies on the presumption that each living man or woman (“Alfred Adask”) has knowingly entered into a voluntary servitude as fiduciary for the government, the plaintiff and/or the defendant identified by the all-upper-case name (“ALFRED N ADASK”).
I sent Rick an email reply that outlines some of my notions in greater detail–especially relative to pledges. My understanding of “pledges” is rudimentary but growing. My email reply follows: