I remember being told in high school that you don’t really understand your own language until you learn a foreign language.
I think that principle applies to most areas of study.
For example, lots of us have suspected for most of 20 years that the government-issued birth certificates may be used as devices to somehow deprive us of our rights.
The details of this deprivation have remained unclear (at least for me). Perhaps the birth certificate is presumed to change me from a free man into a “U.S. citizen,” “subject” or eve “slave”. Perhaps, the birth certificate is presumed to change my status from that of an independent man (with a name like “Alfred Adask”) to that of a fiduciary for the “entity” created and given an all-upper-case name (“ALFRED N ADASK”) by the “birth certificate”.
What follows is an email exchange between myself and John Rod—a Native American—who has been deprived of his real “birth certificate” and as a result, has been deprived of his rights as a Native American.
This email exchange is not profound, but it still offers some insight. Just as studying Spanish may help each of us to better understand English, studying the “birth certificates” of Native Americans may help each “American” to better understand his own “birth certificate”.
From: john rod
Sent: Thursday, July 7, 2011 11:47 AM
Subject: birth certificate
Not sure why I’m asking you this but I often seek the opinion of folks I admire for whatever reasons.
I was adopted and for the life of me I cannot get the state of ND [North Dakota] to issue anything other than a certification of birth to me, which contains the name of my adopted family. To thicken the plot I am a native American [N.A.], which I think has something to do with the complications. It seems my only recourse is to hire an attorney to go after the certificate vs the state. I am presently not in ND but there must/might be some other remedy that i have not considered.
What do you think?
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I think you have an interesting set of circumstances, but I have no idea of how best to proceed. I couldn’t begin to offer any suggestions based on the little, general info you’ve provided.
I am intrigued by the idea that your “certification of birth” reflects your adopted parents rather than your biological parents. Do you know how old you were when you were adopted? Do you know how old you were when you the birth certificate with your adoptive parent’s names was first issued?
I’m going to guess that this “adoptive-parent” birth certificate was issued on order from a judge as part of the adoption process.
Can you shed any light on the issuance of this “adoptive-parent” birth certificate?
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Yea I was 5 years old when I was adopted, I didn’t want to bore you with a lot of detail until I made actual contact with you….not that I want to bore you now!! LOL
The whole N.A. [Native American] issue is the main problem. I won’t go into the whole sordid history except to say that up until about 1976 it was totally legal for the Catholic church, with the blessings and sanctions of the U.S. government, to actually go onto reservations . . . in this case Turtle Mtn (chippewa res) and TAKE children from the family . . . the government and church addressed it as “saving” children from a life of poverty . . . the tribe called it GENOCIDE! [For more insight into the concept of “genocide” see “Man of Other Animals #3–Genocide” on this blog.]
The government achieved 2 goals: one of destroying families and cultures, and, two, making money. We were sold, for all basic purposes, to non native peoples and groups. (in catholic orphanages)
Well aside from those issues . . . ND is also a sealed record state . . . meaning any adoption of a native child is hidden by the state . . . in other words I have to petition the state for MY rights as to my heritage, and then have to fight it in court to win the right to my LEGAL Birth Certificate. A judge could give it up, but they never have.
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Then your “birth certificate” could not have been issued until after you were 5 years old.
This raises a question as to What is actually being “certified” by that document?
Clearly, unless you were created by God out of dust or you are an “angel,” you were necessarily “born”. Anyone looking at you can tell you must’ve been “born”. No one needs a “birth certificate” to establish that they were “born”—any more than we need a “water certificate” to certify that we need water to live.
Similarly, given that your “birth certificate” does not include the names of your biological mother and father, it’s apparent that a “birth certificate” need not include the names of your biological parents.
Thus, the birth certificate is not necessarily about your ancestors or your blood or your genetics.
If a birth certificate need not reflect your biological origins, it’s arguable that the entity named on the birth certificate (“JOHN ROD”) has no “biological origins” and therefore is not a biological entity.
If that were true, then what kind of “birth” is being certified?
If the entity “born” has no biological reality, that entity could not have been “born” in the sense that your biological mother gave you “birth”. The definition for the word “birth” in “birth certificate” would then have to mean something much different from what most people suppose. It wouldn’t reflect the “live birth” of a living infant. It would reflect the “birth” or “creation” of some sort of legal fiction.
So, what’s left for the “birth certificate” to “certify”?
I doubt that the all-upper case name on your birth certificate is actually your name. I doubt that the all-upper-case name signifies a living, biological being. I suspect that the all-upper case name signifies some sort of estate or account, a legal fiction that is other than you.
And what’s left to “certify” after that?
The place or venue of your “birth”—and by implication, your “citizenship”?
If so, the primary purpose of the birth certificate is not to certify that you were born, but rather to certify where you were born, or perhaps even certify where the legal fiction that you are presumed to represent was “born”.
Curiouser and curiouser, hmm?
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Bingo . . . you figured out what I have been saying or claiming all along. Their Certification of Birth [Not a “Birth Certificate”?] . . . “is to certify that there is on record in the division of vital records, North Dakota department of health Bismarck ND, the following entry of birth:
NAME: (adopted name . . . all caps)
DATE OF BIRTH:
FATHERS NAME: (ADOPTIVE FATHER)
MOTHERS NAME: (ADOPTIVE MOTHER)
FILING DATE: (MY BIRTHDATE!)
DATE ISSUED: (THIS SAYS SEPT 12, 2005). . . As this was the period I was seeking a passport and needed a Birth Certificate, which I was almost not able to get because they (US government) wanted a birth certificate not this certification of birth . . . . I need to beg/plead to allow this so that I could go on my trip to India LOL.
I KNOW this concerns many more LEGAL issues in regards to my original document$…for instance I cannot claim my Tribal rights without my original documents!!! etc. The BIA [Bureau of Indian Affairs] will only allow me to claim 1/4 Native American blood—this goes into my inheritance rights, I need to be able to prove at least 1/2 blood line to receive my native rights!!! But they won’t let me prove it LOL.
Anyway there is more than 1 way to skin a cat. This whole issue for me has to do with becoming/claiming my sovereignty on this EARTH!!!
And YES of course the all caps name on this document represents the TRUST they hold over me! I seek a remedy one way or another to claim my TRUST and sovereignty as a child/man/being of my GOD. and not chattel for them!
Thank you for letting me bend your ear a bit Al.
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John’s “birth certificate” and/or “certificate of birth” is absolutely being used as a device to deprive him of his biological “rights” as a Native American.
If some “birth certificates” (or perhaps “certificates of birth”) are clearly being used to deprive some people of their biological rights, why couldn’t all “birth certificates” be used to achieve the same deprivation?
Is my government-issued “birth certificate” likewise being used as a device to deprive me of recognition by government that I am a man (biological being) who is:
1) made in God’s image and given dominion over the animals (Genesis 1:26-28); and
2) “endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable Rights” which the government is obligated to “secure” (“Declaration of Independence”)?
I suspect the answer is Yes.
If our government is using the birth certificate to deprive us of the God-given, unalienable Rights to which we are naturally entitled, would that use constitute an act of genocide against the American people?
I believe the answer would be Yes.
If the birth certificate could be shown to be an instrument of genocide, could it be attacked and disregarded on that basis?
It would be a difficult process but, again, I think the answer might be Yes.