Monthly Archives: June 2011

Birth Certificates for Slaves?

Portrait of Dred Scott

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I’ve just heard an anecdote from Donna Baran.  According to the story, someone’s grandparents (perhaps back in the first half of the 20th Century) refused to get a birth certificate for one of their children.  These grandparents allegedly claimed that they knew and remembered from their grandparents that birth certificates were originally issued as stock certificates for former [current?] slaves.

I’ve never before heard of this claim.  I have absolutely no evidence or authority to support his claim.

But the idea that birth certificates were originally intended for slaves (or former slaves) instantly resonated with me.  With nothing to go on but gut, I’ll bet that if someone could research birth certificates back into, say, the 1850’s in the Old South, I’ll bet they find that birth certificates were originally intended as a way of identifying the slaves, property, chattel, animals, and livestock owned by plantation owners.

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Posted by on June 30, 2011 in Identification


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Radio host and documentary film maker Alex Jones

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Alex Jones claims that World War III may  begin in September or October.  The alleged purpose for this war is to divert public attention from  a coming financial collapse.

Endless war for endless peace?




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Beating the Rap

Criminal defense attorney Earl Rogers (1870-1922)

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We live in a real world.  Despite all of the deceptions, presumptions, fictions and lies that populate our political and “judicial” systems, the “system” has a reality that must be recognized and respected.  If you want to play this game, you’d better first “count the cost” because this “system” can be “serious as a heart attack”.

I received an email from a man who’s facing up to 33 months in a federal penitentiary.  He has 60 days until he’s sentenced, and he’s looking to me and/or some other “guru’s” to help him avoid doing time.  As a practical matter, the only “guru” that might keep this guy out of the slammer at this point is God Almighty.  It would take a real miracle to keep this guy out of prison.  If he wants out, he’d better start praying rather than studying law.

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Posted by on June 28, 2011 in Values


Extraterritorial Jurisdiction

View of Capitol Hill from the U.S. Supreme Court

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Under the “The State/this state” hypothesis, the term “The State” is intended to signify any one of the 50 States of the Union (such as “The State of Texas” or “The State of Florida”).  The term “this state,” on the other hand, is intended to signify administrative districts (like “TX” or “FL”) of a singular territory that spans the entire U.S..   (For more insight into this hypothesis, see, “The States of the Union vs. The Territory” at

According to the “The State/this state” hypothesis, the federal gov-co has supplanted “The States” of the Union with the administrative districts of a singular national territory.  It is believed that the feds caused this change because, under Article 1 of the federal Constitution, Congress has limited and enumerated powers with regard to “The States” of the Union, but under Article 4.3.2 of the Constitution, Congress has virtually unlimited powers over the territories.

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Mark Faber: Bernanke is a Murderer

Ben Bernanke, Vampire Chairman

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Mark Faber is an internationally known entrepreneur and investment analyst.  His opinions on the economy and political system are often surprising and insightful.

Here’s a 00:03:37 video wherein Max Keiser quotes and comments on Mark Faber’s observation that Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has “murdered” the middle class.  Keiser offers a succint analysis of the adverse consequences of low interest rates for creditors and people living on fixed incomes.  Inflation and deficit spending are simply devices to enable the gov-co to confiscate wealth.

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Posted by on June 26, 2011 in Economy, Inflation/Deflation, Video


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Bond vs U.S.

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Surely, there must be some mistake.

On June 16th, A.D. 2011, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its opinion in the case of Bond v U.S..  This case involves the standing of private individuals to invoke the 10th–and, to lesser degree, the 9th–Amendments.  The total document (syllabus, opinion and concurring opinion) released by the Supreme Court is 19 pages.

As I read that case, I find excerpts on almost every page that strike me as mind-boggling, explosive and even revolutionary.  I can’t recall reading another case in the past 28 years that filled me with such excitement, glee and even hope.

I see this decision as so extraordinary, that I can’t imagine how the Supreme Court (in a 9 to 0 decision (!!!)), would dare write this opinion without fearing for their lives.

This case seem so good, that my fundamental reaction is:  Surely, there must be some mistake.

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Speculation on “Persons,” Emergency, and the Obligation to Pay Taxes and Fines

Comedy & Tragedy

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One of my readers left the following comment under one of my articles:

“In your opinion, does the definition of person enter the picture. I am not sure what you mean by “capacity” of person. I am in New Mexico and here the word, person, in the New Mexico Criminal Code & the word person in the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Code is different. I am not a person as defined in the N.M.M.V.D. Code but it certainly appears that I am a person as defined in the N.M. Criminal Code.  In trying to explain this to a police officer a while back, he immediately called somebody & said: ‘I have a person here that says he is not a person.’”


That comment got me thinking.  I started to write a brief “reply” to try to briefly explain my understanding of “person”.  But my reply continued to grow until I realized that it was not a mere “reply,” but (at least) the germ of an article.  In fact, this article has grown to about 7,500 words, and veered off from mere “persons” to speculate on the significance of emergency, treason, genocide and even our obligation to pay income taxes and traffic fines.  The article is long and unfocused because many of the “insights” are coming to me for the first time, as I write.  But, despite the rambling nature, I think the article offers some insight (or at least conjecture) that you may find interesting.

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