The Day Our Country Was Stolen:
                  How the 14th Amendment [sic]
                         Enslaved Us All
                      Without a Shot Fired


                           L. C. Lyon

     Most Americans would agree that we, as a people, are treated
by  our   public  servants   --  the   judges,  politicians,  law
enforcement and  bureaucrats who  are paid  their salaries by our
taxes -- as if we were in complete bondage to them.  When we joke
about being  slaves to  the Government,  we don't realize that we
are exactly  correct, joke  or not.   In  fact, all  those 99% of
Americans  who  call  themselves  "U.S.  citizens"  are  actually
subjects of  the corporate  United States  Government --  not the
sovereign states of the Union.  The moment you uttered your first
cry on  American soil,  you became  the chattel  property of  the
corporation known  as the United States of America which, because
of the  federal debt,  handed title  (Birth Certificate)  to your
body and  soul to  the Federal  Reserve Bank,  to be  held in the
archives of the Department of Health and Human Services.

     As incredible  as this  sounds, it  is sadly true.  The next
question is:   How  did  I  automatically  become  subject  to  a
government, when  I'm supposedly  a free  American?  How did this
all come  about, that  I should  be made  to register  myself, my
family, and  all that  I own;   be  made to obey oppressive laws;
and forfeit almost half of my earnings upon threat of jail?  Only
those who  are "subject"  to a government can be made to do these
things.  Free American Inhabitants are subject to no one but God,
and  all   the  laws   and  responsibilities  which  that  Divine
allegiance entails.

              Which "United States" Do You Live In?

     The answer  to the above questions goes back to the American
Civil War.  The war that was supposedly fought to free the slaves
from bondage  actually did just the opposite -- for all Americans
then and  in the  future.   By enacting the 14th Amendment (which
technically is  an Article,  not a  true amendment,  but that's a
topic for  another discussion),  a whole  nation of  newly  freed
slaves and  free-born white American Inhabitants became "citizens
of the  United States", i.e. of a federal government corporation,
at the stroke of a pen and without a shot being fired.

     Because we  Americans are  a different  breed and demand the
right to  personal freedom,  those who had planned decades ago to
enslave us  (even if  it took generations to do so) knew that, as
long as  we were  armed and  willing to  fight  to  maintain  our
freedom, the  only way  to accomplish  this  enslavement  was  by

     To proceed  further, we  must understand  that there are two
"United States".   There  is the  "united States" (note the small
"u" in "united") which describes the ideological and geographical
position of  the sovereign  states of America.  An individual was
the voluntary inhabitant of the state in which he resided.  If he
did not like the laws or practices of that state, he could simply
move to  another state.   Each state was sovereign to itself, and
could not be forced to accept the laws and practices of any other

     The "United  States of America", however, is the name of the
corporate entity  (note the  capital "U" in "United") that exists
to carry  out the functions delegated to it by the States for the
protection of the Union.  This corporate entity's jurisdiction is
supposed to  be (according  to the  Constitution) confined to the
District of  Columbia, the  federal territories  and the  federal
enclaves.   Enclaves are  areas within a State's boundaries which
are ceded to the Federal Government by the State Legislature.

     Anyone  can  come  under  the  direct  jurisdiction  of  the
corporate United  States in  three ways:  (1) by living in one of
its territories  (Guam, Puerto  Rico, the  Virgin Islands, etc.),
(2) by  living in  the District  of Columbia,  or (3)  simply  by
choice.   Back when  America still  had vast territories not-yet-
become states  and several  thousands of  people lived  in  these
territories, these  people  had  no  rights  protected  by  state
sovereignty.   They lived  under federal  jurisdiction, which was
the reason  why people  living in  territories were so anxious to
achieve statehood.  The President could order federal troops into
any territory  and enact  any edicts he wanted.  Once a territory
became a  state, it  had sovereignty and, from that point on, the
state's rights prevailed.

     So, if  you don't  live in  a territory  or enclave, and you
don't live  in the  District of  Columbia, then  the only way you
could have  fallen under  the jurisdiction  of the  United States
Government is  by choice.   But  neither I,  nor anyone  I  know,
voluntarily or  knowingly surrendered  their personal sovereignty
to the  Government, which  means that  it (our  sovereignty)  was
taken from us by deception.

     This deception,  which took  place in the year 1868, is what
this article  will explain  -- how our ancestors were tricked and
coerced  into   giving  up   their  rights  (and  ours!)  to  the
jurisdiction of the Federal Government.

              Civil War Sets the Stage for Takeover

     The Constitution  for the United States of America specifies
in the  opening paragraph  that the  Constitution was written for
the newly  formed corporation,  not for  us, the People living in
America.   Our rights come from God and are inalienable.  They do
not come  from a  piece of  paper.    And,  because  the  Federal
Government exists only on paper -- a man-created entity -- it can
also be  dismantled anytime  We the People decide it has become a
threat to our inalienable God-given rights of sovereignty.

     The  Constitution   is  the   contract  between   those  who
administer the  Government's affairs and the People of the united
States.   In essence,  it states  that the  People will  give the
Government certain  powers necessary to administer the defense of
the States, and control the commerce into the States from foreign
countries.     In  exchange,   the  State  governments  (not  the
individual people -- direct taxation by the Federal Government is
unconstitutional) would  provide the Federal Government the money
it needs  to operate.  The Federal Government had limited powers;
in fact,  the Bill of Rights was hotly debated at the time of its
passage because  there were  several people  who wisely cautioned
that the  Bill of  Rights would eventually be construed as rights
endowed by  the Constitution,  not  protected  by  it  (which  is
exactly what has happened).

     How often  do you  hear patriots  mistakenly vow  to  defend
"their  Constitutional  rights"?    This  thinking  reflects  the
decades of  public school  brainwashing to which we have all been
subjected.  We need to correct each other and understand that our
rights are God-given, not constitutional.

     So, how does the Civil War enter into this present-day power
struggle between  the  Federal  Government  and  Us  the  People?
Slavery was  not the  true underlying reason for the war.  It was
an emotional,  social issue  that was used as an excuse to incite
people to  go to  war, people  who did  not realize  that foreign
agencies were  responsible  for  that  conflict.    International
bankers, seeing  the slavery  issue as an opportunity not only to
divide the  country, but make millions of dollars as well, fanned
the flames of debate until, under cover of the most bloody war in
the history  of the  world, they  were to  accomplish  that  very
objective --  the complete  takeover of  America.    They  almost
succeeded years sooner, except for the intervention of one man --
President Abraham Lincoln.

                   "Honest Abe" Knew the Truth

     President Lincoln  was against  slavery, but  he  understood
that it was wrong to force the southern States to give up slavery
-- to  force Federal  jurisdiction  over  the  issue  of  States'
Rights.  Four of the southern States were already considering the
abolition  of   slavery,  but   they  couldn't  just  abandon  it
overnight.   It would  take time.  After all, their whole economy
was built  upon slavery;   a sudden disruption would bankrupt the
South.   Lincoln understood  this.   But, it wasn't until Lincoln
got into  office that  he began  to see  the whole  picture.   He
learned that  the war was begun by the International Bankers as a
means of  dividing the  country in  two, forcing  both  sides  to
borrow heavily  from the  Bankers to  pay war  debts.  Then, when
failing to repay those loans, the divided America would be forced
into bankruptcy.   The  Rothschilds and  other bankers could then
simply foreclose  on the  corporations known as the United States
of America  and the  Confederate States  of America.    President
Lincoln knew  he had  to keep the nation together at all costs --
including war.

                   Saved by the National Banks

     Near the  end of the war, the South was on its knees and the
U.S. Government  was nearly  bankrupt.  Seeing their opportunity,
the Bankers  offered to loan the U.S. Government enough to see it
through.  Lincoln said no.  He would find another way.

     What he did then was to ask Congress for permission to print
paper money.   Even  though he knew it was unconstitutional (only
gold and  silver are  lawful U.S.  money), it was the only way he
knew to buy provisions for the Army -- but only if the U.S. banks
would accept  it.  They did.  When Lincoln gave his word that the
Government would  redeem those  notes for  gold and  silver at  a
later time,  they believed  him and  honored the notes.  By doing
this, the  planned takeover by the Bankers was averted -- at that

              The Bankers' Revenge -- Assassination

     Because he  had given  his word  to  the  nation's  bankers;
because he  had promised  the South  that,  upon  surrender,  the
Government would  help them rebuild;  and because he had promised
the Southerners  there would  be no recriminations or punishments
if they  again swore loyalty to the Union, Lincoln knew he had to
get re-elected,  though  he  was  tired,  tormented  by  migraine
headaches, and  worried about  his suffering family life.  He had
to make sure those promises were kept.

     Lincoln's complete  thwarting of  the International Bankers'
plans doomed  him to  assassination at their hands.  Papers found
in Booth's  locker show communications with an agent hired by the
Rothschild family.

     Weeks before  he was  killed, Lincoln  knew he  would die in
office.  His spies were reporting plots to kill him;  it was only
a matter  of who got to him first.  So, he met regularly with his
Vice President, Andrew Johnson, and educated him as quickly as he
could so  that he  could follow  through on  Lincoln's  promises.
Johnson listened  carefully and  understood what  was expected of
him, and why.  Then, after Lincoln's murder, he did exactly as he
was supposed to do.

     In school,  when  we  were  taught  this  part  of  American
history, we  were told  that Andrew  Johnson was  uneducated  and
ignorant,  and   fumbled  continuously   in  office,   which  was
supposedly why  he was  impeached.  Johnson was of humble origin,
but he was an honest, self-educated man who stood firmly for what
he saw  clearly were  the best interests of his country.  This is
what got him impeached.


     At  this   time,  the   only  men  in  Congress  were  those
representing the  northern States.   After  Fort Sumter,  all the
southern States  had seceded.   After  Lincoln's death,  Congress
began passing  laws to  punish the  South,  in  contradiction  to
Lincoln's promise.   Johnson  began vetoing them, sometimes three
and four  times, until Congress began passing them over his veto.
One particular  bill that  he vetoed,  the Civil Rights Bill, was
intended to  make all  former slaves  automatic citizens  of  the
Federal  Government,  and  under  its  direct  jurisdiction  (and
protection).   This seemed  like  a  compassionate  and  generous
gesture to the newly freed slaves but, as Johnson pointed out, it
would have  serious consequences  for the  Negroes.   In his veto
message in  March of  1866, Johnson  pointed out  the pitfalls of
this bill:

          He [the  Negro] must,  of necessity,  from his previous
     unfortunate condition  of servitude,  be less informed as to
     the nature  and character  of our  institutions than he who,
     coming  from   abroad,  has   to  some   extent  at   least,
     familiarized himself  with the principles of a government to
     which  he  voluntarily  entrusts  "life,  liberty,  and  the
     pursuit of happiness".

          The  1st   Section  of   the  bill   also  contains  an
     enumeration of  the rights to be enjoyed by these classes so
     made citizens  "in every  state and  territory in the United
     States".   These rights  are "to make and enforce contracts;
     to  sue,  be  parties,  and  give  evidence;    to  inherit,
     purchase, lease,  sell, hold,  and convey  real and personal
     property";   and to have "full and equal benefit of all laws
     and proceedings  for the  security of person and property as
     is enjoyed  by white  citizens".   So  too,  they  are  made
     subject to  the same  punishment, pains  and  penalties,  in
     common with white citizens ....
                                                 [emphasis added]

     Johnson could clearly see that to immediately place a string
of governmental  "rights and  benefits" upon  a totally naive and
uneducated people  as the Negroes, would also make them easy prey
for every  carpetbagger who  would trick  them into contracts, in
which they  would have  no knowledge  of the legal ramifications.
This bill  would, in  effect, make  the former  slaves as  slaves
again to  different masters:  unscrupulous businessmen, attorneys
and judges.

     Johnson saw  that this  bill was  also a  means of  foisting
unconstitutional jurisdiction  of the Federal Government in every

          Thus a  perfect equality of the white and colored races
     is attempted  to be  fixed by  federal law in every state of
     the Union  over the vast field of state jurisdiction covered
     by these enumerated rights.

          If Congress  can declare  by law  who shall hold lands,
     who shall  testify,  who  shall  have  capacity  to  make  a
     contract in  a state,  then Congress can by law also declare
     who, without  regard to  color or race, shall have the right
     to sit  as a  juror or  as a  judge, to hold any office, and
     finally, to vote "in every state and territory of the United

          The legislation  thus  proposed  invades  the  judicial
     power of  the state.  It says to every state court or judge:
     if you  decide that  this act  is unconstitutional;   if you
     refuse, under  the prohibition  of a  state law,  to allow a
     Negro to  testify;   if you  hold that  over such  a subject
     matter  the  state  law  is  paramount  ...  your  error  of
     judgment, however  conscientious, shall  abject you  to fine
     and imprisonment.

          The Legislative  Department of  the government  of  the
     United States thus takes from the Judicial Department of the
     states the  sacred and  exclusive duty  of judicial decision
     and  converts  the  state  judge  into  a  mere  ministerial
     officer, bound to decide according to the will of Congress.

                                                 [emphasis added]

     Johnson then  continued with an additional warning as to the
virtually unlimited power given to appointed agents:

          The Section  of the  bill provides  that  officers  and
     agents of  the Freedman's  Bureau shall be empowered to make
     arrests and  also  that  other  officers  may  be  specially
     commissioned for that purpose by the President of the United
     States.   It also  authorizes circuit  courts of  the United
     States  and  the  superior  courts  of  the  territories  to
     appoint, without  limitation, commissioners,  who are  to be
     charged with the performance of quasi-judicial duties.

          These numerous  agents are made to constitute a sort of
     police, in  addition to  the military, and are authorized to
     summon a posse comitatus, and even to call to their aid such
     portion of the land and naval forces of the United States or
     of the militia ....

          This extraordinary power is to be conferred upon agents
     irresponsible to  the government and to the people, to whose
     number the discretion of the commissioners is the only limit
     and in  whose hands  such authority might be made a terrible
     engine of wrong, oppression and fraud.

          The 7th  Section provides  that a fee ... shall be paid
     to each commissioner in every case brought before him, and a
     fee ... to his deputy or deputies for each person he or they
     may arrest and take before any such commissioner ....

          All those  fees are  to be "paid out of the Treasury of
     the United  States" whether  there is  a conviction  or not;
     but in  the case  of conviction  they are  to be recoverable
     from the defendant.  It seems to me that under the influence
     of such  temptations, bad men might convert any law, however
     beneficent, into an instrument of persecution  and fraud.

          To me,  the details of the bill seem fraught with evil.
     It is  another step, or rather stride, toward centralization
     and the  concentration of  all  legislative  powers  in  the
     national government.
                                                 [emphasis added]

     It is  plain to see here that President Johnson saw far into
the future  as to  the potential for legal and political abuse of
such arbitrary powers -- powers that had never before been placed
into the  hands of  a bureaucracy  that had not been subjected to
referendum by  the  people  or  constitutional  question  by  any
federal court.   This bill (which was passed over Johnson's veto)
did, in  fact, set  the precedent  for hundreds of federal, state
and local  bureaucracies that  have since choked the lifeblood of
millions of Americans.

     Also, this  bill blatantly  usurped all  States  Rights  and
opened a  very wide  door for  the further  usurpation  of  these
rights, using other social agendas.

     The reason  Andrew Johnson  was  impeached  was  because  he
fought  so  hard  against  this  bill  and  the  subsequent  14th
Amendment.   His enemies  purposely did  not mention to the press
(nor to the public) the legal and political ramifications of this
bill which  Johnson had  so succinctly  pointed out;  but instead
they broadcasted  the notion  that he  was reneging  on Lincoln's
promises to  "heal the  wounds" of  the nation  by fighting  full
rights for the Negro -- thus making it an emotional social issue.

     In fact, Johnson was keeping Lincoln's promises by trying to
protect the  rights of  the newly  freed slaves,  as well  as the
rights of  those states which knew their own former slaves better
than anyone,  and knew  the Negroes  were not  yet ready  for the
responsibilities of citizenship.  As Johnson had predicted, after
passage of  the bill,  so many  of the  Negroes had  indeed  been
robbed of  goods and  property by  white charlatans and/or thrown
into jails  for breaking  commercial laws they did not understand
that, when  the Negroes did come to full awareness of the massive
duplicity perpetrated  by these  scoundrels, a  racial hatred and
mistrust of  all whites  became a  nationwide phenomenon that has
never been erased to this day.

                       The Final Axe Falls

     After the bill was passed over Johnson's veto, and there was
no general  hue and  cry from the public, Congress then proceeded
with the next step -- the 14th Amendment.  In order to understand
the ramifications  of this  heinous act  of Congress,  it must be
analyzed section-by-section:

     ARTICLE XIV.  Section 1.  All persons born or naturalized in
     the United  States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof,
     are citizens  of the  United States and of the State wherein
     they reside.   No  State shall make or enforce any law which
     shall abridge  the privileges  or immunities  of citizens of
     the United  States;   nor shall any State deprive any person
     of life,  liberty, or  property, without due process of law;
     nor deny  to any  person within  its jurisdiction  the equal
     protection of the laws.
                                                 [emphasis added]

     In the  very first  line,  the  amendment  states  that  all
persons born  (all babies from this point on) or naturalized (the
newly freed slaves who were then just inhabitants of America) are
now citizens of the United States (the Federal Government) and of
the State  (the State  Government) where  they lived.   From  the
Declaration of  Independence on,  all people in America who lived
here were Americans, residing in a particular geographical state,
and free to move from state to state, or even to another country.
The Federal  Government, according  to  the  Constitution,  is  a
corporate fiction that does the bidding of the body of collective
states called  Congress.  At this time, the state governments had
similar limited  jurisdiction over  their inhabitants, as did the
federal government.   The state government's primary function was
to act  as a  collective voice  of all  its inhabitants to convey
their wishes  to  Congress.    Congress  controlled  the  federal

     The rule  of Common  Law, which  was the  law of the land at
that time,  was carried  out exclusively by the County Sheriff --
the Common Law concept of Posse Comitatus.  Neither the State nor
the Federal  Government had any jurisdiction in the County, where
Home Rule  was the  law.  Only by permission or invitation by the
Sheriff could  either of  the other  two governments step foot in
his County.   The  Civil Rights  Bill, in  one bold  act,  forced
Federal Government  jurisdiction into the sanctity of State rule.
But  Posse  Comitatus  still  reigned  in  each  state,  and  the
conspirators found the way to usurp jurisdiction here through the
14th Amendment.

                  Citizens, Subjects  =  Slaves

     In order  for any  government to grab power and maintain it,
it must  have "subjects" or "citizens".  According to Black's Law
Dictionary (Sixth  Edition), "Citizens are members of a political
community who,  in their associated capacity, have established or
submitted themselves  to the  dominion of  a government  for  the
promotion of  their general  welfare and  the protection of their
individual as  well as  collective rights.   (Herriot  v. City of
Seattle, 81 Wash.2d. 48, 500 P.2d. 101, 109)"

     So, by  declaration of  the 14th Amendment, all persons born
from that  point forward,  and all  naturalized people,  had just
become citizens  (i.e. subjects) of the United States Government,
obviously without  their knowledge (babies) or understanding (the
Negroes).   The Federal  Government had  just  reached  past  the
jurisdictional boundaries  of the  state  and  county  lines  and
claimed all its babies and all Negroes.

     In Section 2, it then states that only males 21 years of age
who are  citizens of  the United States may be allowed to vote in
Federal and  State elections.  That means that only those men who
willingly claimed  U.S. citizenship on voter's registration cards
(though they  didn't realize  the implications) were also brought
in  as   subjects  of  the  Federal  Government.    (The  Federal
Government's power  and control  are growing  fast!)  However, it
stipulated that  those who  had participated  in  rebellion  (the
South) were excluded.

                          The Back Door

     At this  point, any  intelligent person  can figure out that
the Conspirators  who were  using this  Amendment  to  claim  all
Americans as  its citizens  -- by  deception  --  were  obviously
performing an illegal and unconstitutional act.  The conspirators
in  Congress   (and  every   Congressman  knew   what  was  being
perpetrated, and  either promoted  it or  simply pretended not to
notice) established  a "loophole"  for themselves  and  to  cover
themselves in  case people  began to catch on.  This loophole was
15 Statutes  at Large,  Chapter 249 (Section 1), enacted July 27,
1868, one  day before the 14th Amendment was declared "ratified".
You will  not see  this statute published anywhere except in very
old books.  The Conspirators do not want their "citizens" to know
it exists, and it has never been repealed.  The text follows:

          CHAP. CCXLIX. -- An Act concerning the Rights
             of American Citizens in foreign States

          Whereas the  right of  expatriation is  a  natural  and
     inherent right of all people, indispensable to the enjoyment
     of  the   rights  of  life,  liberty,  and  the  pursuit  of
     happiness;  and whereas in the recognition of this principle
     this government  has  freely  received  emigrants  from  all
     nations, and  invested them  with the rights of citizenship;
     and whereas  it is claimed that such American citizens, with
     their descendants,  are subjects  of foreign  states,  owing
     allegiance to  the governments  thereof;   and whereas it is
     necessary to the maintenance of public peace that this claim
     of  foreign   allegiance  should  be  promptly  and  finally
     disavowed:  Therefore,

          Be  it   enacted  by   the  Senate  and  the  House  of
     Representatives of  the United States of America in Congress
     assembled,  That   any  declaration,  instruction,  opinion,
     order, or  decision of any officers of this government which
     denies,  restricts,  impairs,  or  questions  the  right  of
     expatriation,  is  hereby  declared  inconsistent  with  the
     fundamental principles of this government.

     On the  surface, this  seems to  guarantee that "foreigners"
who live  in the  borders of  America cannot  be forced  to claim
citizenship.   But, what this also says is that anyone who wishes
to expatriate  (i.e. renounce  their U.S. citizenship) may do so,
by inherent right, and no one can deny him this right.

     The Conspirators  knew that,  the "letter of the law" having
been satisfied  with this  exemption from  compelled  performance
(having U.S.  citizenship thrust  upon us),  they could then hide
the exemption  from general  view, start promoting the "benefits"
of U.S.  citizenship in  the media (and later, in public schools)
and begin  setting up all of us for manipulation to obey millions
of codes,  statutes, and laws;  exacting fines for breaking these
laws;   and extracting  license fees  and taxes  upon penalty  of
seizure or jail.

     Free American  Inhabitants are  not subject  to the  Federal
Government by  virtue of  their not  claiming  U.S.  citizenship.
Those of  us who have renounced our U.S. citizenship and declared
our status as American Inhabitants, using 15 Statutes at Large as
the legal foundation for this Declaration of Status, are the only
ones living in the united States of America.  The rest of America
(U.S. citizens  -- about 99%) are living in a 4th dimension, i.e.
in a  fictitious corporation called the United States of America.
As far  as America  is concerned (except that 1%), there's nobody

                       Slavery by Election

     We can  see that,  in the  14th Amendment, those Southerners
who had  participated in  the Civil  War were  excluded from this
"benefit" (U.S.  Citizenship) on  purpose --  to punish  them  so
severely with  sanctions, punishing  fines and terrorism from the
newly formed  Freeman's Bureau,  that  a  few  years  later,  the
Southerners would  be grateful  for any consideration the Federal
Government would  extend to them.  When the opportunity was ripe,
such a consideration was enacted -- the 15th Amendment.  It reads
(in part):

     Section 1.   The  right of  citizens of the United States to
     vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or
     by  any  State  on  account  of  race,  color,  or  previous
     condition of servitude.

     By this gracious gesture, Congress extended full forgiveness
to the  South, and  restored their  right to  vote (at that time,
considered to  be the  most sacred right of an American).  At the
next national  election after  the enactment  of this  amendment,
there was  the largest  turnout of  voters this  nation had  ever
seen.   The South  wanted desperately to be restored to the Union
and heal  their wounds.   When they heard that, in order to vote,
they had  to swear allegiance to the United States of America and
thus become  a "citizen of the United States" (as required by the
14th Amendment),  they did  so willingly and without a clue as to
what they had just done to themselves and to their posterity.

     With the  stroke of  a pen,  the  14th  Amendment,  and  the
subsequent 15th  Amendment, had  just enslaved  an entire  nation
without a shot being fired.

                     The "Forgotten" Clause

     Obviously, this  treacherous act  by Congress  was enough to
have all of them hanged as traitors;  but, there was one more act
of treachery  that has been overlooked by most people.  Section 4
of the 14th Amendment reads:

     The validity  of the  public  debt  of  the  United  States,
     authorized by  law, including  debts incurred for payment of
     pensions  and   bounties   for   services   in   suppressing
     insurrection or  rebellion, shall  not be  questioned.   But
     neither the  United States nor any State shall assume or pay
     any debt  or obligation  incurred in  aid of insurrection or
     rebellion against  the United  States, or  any claim for the
     loss or  emancipation of  any slave;   but  all such  debts,
     obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

                                                 [emphasis added]

     At that  time, a hue and cry was raised concerning Lincoln's
promises  to   "forgive"   the   South's   debts   as   part   of
Reconstruction, with  good reason.  But mainly overlooked was the
first part  of Section  4, which  says that the debts incurred by
the U.S. government were not to be questioned, that the enforcers
whom the  Government hired to quell insurrection (today, the CIA,
FBI, BATF,  DEA, U.S.  Marshals,  etc.)  would  be  paid  by  the
Government.   And where  was the Government's money to come from?
Answer:   Its newly  acquired subjects  -- U.S.  citizens.    The
States  had   just  signed   into  constitutional  amendment  the
permission for  the Federal  Government to hire thugs and thieves
to control  us, to  pay them  with our  own money,  and  that  no
question could be brought to court about the constitutionality of
these actions.   This  is why  any effort to bring a suit against
the Government  about the  Federal debt will never be entertained
by the Supreme Court!

                        A Dangerous Game

     In Europe,  Africa and  other places  in the world, a despot
simply took  over a  country by  waging war.   Here  in  America,
however, as long as Americans were armed and prepared for hostile
armed takeover,  the Conspirators knew that a different technique
-- a grand deception by manipulation of the laws, the courts, the
schools, the  media --  must  be  employed  to  obtain  the  same
results.  They waged war on us long ago, but we've been too naive
to see  it.  There are many who are waking up now, but they don't
see the whole picture.  They think that if they reverse a certain
portion of  Government abuse,  we can take our country back.  Tax
protestors (as  IRS calls them) have perfectly correct reasons to
point out  that they  are not required to file -- but they forget
they are  still U.S.  citizens (i.e.  subjects).   Home schoolers
fight bravely  for their  right to protect their children against
Government control  --  but  they  forget  they  are  still  U.S.
citizens.   Legal eagles have found many statutory "loopholes" to
win a few battles in court -- but they forget they are still U.S.

     Playing the  "patriot game"  without fully understanding the
constitutional hold the Federal, State and local governments have
over them  is playing  a dangerous  game.   They may  win  a  few
skirmishes in  their  battles  with  Government  (the  Government
allows these  "wins" to  encourage us  to  continue  wasting  our
energies in useless effort), but they will never win the war, and
will only bring the wrath of Government down upon the head of yet
another one of its subjects.

     For now,  at least,  the Government is respecting the status
of American  Inhabitants.   We (your  publisher L.  C.  Lyon  and
writer George  Sibley) have  not had  any legal  hassles from any
Government entity,  because we  are no  longer U.S. citizens.  We
are the  same as  George Washington,  Thomas Jefferson,  Benjamin
Franklin and  all the  other patriots  were in their time -- free
American  Inhabitants.    Any  U.S.  citizen  can  give  up  this
enslaving status at any time, but it must be done properly.

     If everyone  in America  were to  take back  their rights as
free  Americans   again,  through  the  revocation  process,  the
Government would have no more subjects, and no more power!


[Minor grammatical  and spelling edits were done to this essay by
John E. Trumane.  These edits were done without permission of the
author, because  Mr. Trumane  did not  have the  author's mailing
address at the time the edits were done.]

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