Friday, February 1, 2013

Do We Understand Freedom, or Fear It?

Do We Understand Freedom, or Fear It?
by Jesse Enloe
How could we understand it? We've never had it!
Most everyone alive today has never experienced freedom as intended by God and by those who founded the united States of America and those who founded the Republic of Texas.
I know that you are told that you live in a free country. I submit to you that what that means today is that the government is free to do anything it chooses TO the people rather than the people being free to do what they chose.
If you think that this is the craziest thing you ever heard, I challenge you to read on. In the end, you may not agree, but I challenge you to THINK about what is said here.
The erosion of liberty has come very slowly but ever so steadily, beginning almost at the very foundation of America. The Bill of Rights was added to the U.S. Constitution only two years after it was written. Why was this necessary? Because some of those in "power" early on wanted to regulate the people and pass laws to control their behavior. Fortunately, there were those who remembered what the revolutionary war was all about: Freedom from Government control of the people. So the Bill of Rights was added to be an eternal reminder to the Government of the Rights of the people, that they had NO AUTHORITY to tread on. That means that they have no right, no delegated authority, to tread on the PEOPLE or their RIGHTS!!
What is a Constitution?
A Constitution is a common-law document that is written by the people to create a body of government to serve their interests. There are certain things that a government can do for the people that it would be difficult for them to do for themselves. For instance, it is more expedient for representatives of the people to make treaties and trade agreements with foreign countries, rather than each individual having to do this. Of course, the interests of the people should always be uppermost in the minds of those who make the agreements.
My favorite (related) story is of the man who was asked, "What do you want your government to do for you?" His reply: "Guard the shores, deliver the mail, and leave me the heck alone!" Expresses my sentiments perfectly.
A Constitution delegates responsibility and authority from the people to the Government. We must understand the principle, which is a maxim of law, that one can only delegate authority that one possesses. Can any one person dictate to you what you should do or not do? Can two people get together and dictate to you what you should do or not do? Can 20 million people get together and tell you what to do? The answer is NO, not if you are actually free.
What about my "Constitutional Rights?" You don't have any such thing. Our rights were given to us by our Creator and the people who wrote the constitution knew that. That's why they had the right to write the constitution. The "Bill of Rights" was added to protect the rights the people already had. There is not one provision in the Constitution that allows anyone to take our rights; in fact it specifically restricts the Government from doing so. You see, the Constitution applies only to the Government, not to the people.
If we got our rights from the government or from the people, whoever gave them to us would be able to take them away. I totally reject the idea that anyone can take my rights away, with only one exception. If I harm another individual in some way and have a trial by a jury of peers, I could loose whatever rights they determined. Notice I said trial by jury, not trial with a jury or "jury trial." More about this later.
People do not possess the authority assign or remove the rights of another, or to dictate to or control the behavior of one another. Therefore, they cannot delegate such authority to a government. So why do we have a MASSIVE government composed of a myriad of administrative agencies that exist for one purpose and one purpose only: CONTROL! And who do they control? "We the people" - in ALL phases of life. The control extends from the cradle to the grave. I could write for the rest of my life giving examples of this control, but each person needs to learn to look, to see, and to think about what is going on.
In 1917 Congress passed a law called "The Trading With The Enemy Act." Its design was to regulate all those in the United States who were from a country considered to be an enemy of the U.S. The regulation was to extend to all phases of their personal and business life through licensing.
Here is how license is defined in Bouvier's Law Dictionary in the mid 1800's:
LICENSE, contracts. A right given by some competent authority to do an act, which without such authority would be illegal.
LICENSE, International law. An authority given by one of two belligerent parties, to the citizens or subjects of the other, to carry on a specified trade.
2. The effects of the license are to suspend or relax the rules of war to the extent of the authority given. It is the assumption of a state of peace to the extent of the license...
How did the things that the people have an inherent, God-given right to do come to require a license? In March of 1933, the Trading with the Enemy Act was revised to INCLUDE the American people simply by removing the phrase that EXCLUDED the American people. Thus the American people are now licensed to do just about everything. If this doesn't bother you, go back and re-read the above definitions of license. [For more on this I refer you to War and Emergency Powersand Constitution, Fact or Fiction? authored by Dr. Eugene Schroeder and others.]
Let's just look at one situation with which almost everyone is familiar. The Driver's License. When one applies for a Driver's License he enters a contract. He trades his inherent, God-given right to travel for a PRIVILEGE issued by the State. He agrees, by contract, to follow the Corporate Ordinances of the Corporate State. These ordinances are specifically written to control Motor Vehicles and Transportation.
You have been taught that you "operate" a "motor vehicle" and that it is your "transportation." Let's look at a couple more definitions. By legal definition, transportation relates to the movement of goods and persons by carriers for hire. Section 521.001 of the Texas Transportation Code:
"Definitions (a) In this chapter (6) License means an authorization to operate a motor vehicle that is issued under or granted by the laws of this state. At Section 541.201. Vehicles in this subtitle (11) Motor vehicle means a self propelled vehicle..." and (22) Vehicle means a device that can be used to transport or draw persons or property on a highway. Therefore, a driver's license is required of one who is engaged in the commercial activity of operating a vehicle for the purpose of transportation of goods or persons for hire.
Did you go to a Motor Vehicle Dealership to purchase your motor vehicle? I suspect that you purchased (if it was new) from an AUTOMOBILE dealership. So when did your automobile become a "motor vehicle" used in "transportation?" When you applied for that designation by asking to have it registered "as a motor vehicle" the transition became reality.
And how are these "laws" enforced upon PEOPLE who have a RIGHT to travel without the government's permission? By CONTRACT. Remember a license is a contract. So why do we apply for such a license? Because everyone KNOWS that you have to have a license, because everyone says so. Remember in your history lessons that once upon a time everyone KNEW that the world was flat? Did that make it true?
A famous man once said:
"Power and the law are not synonymous. In truth they are frequently in opposition and irreconcilable. There is God's Law from which all equitable laws of man emerge and by which men must live if they are not to die in oppression, chaos, and despair. Divorced from God's eternal and immutable Law, established before the founding of the suns, man's power is evil no matter the noble words with which it is employed or the motives urged when enforcing it. Men of good will, mindful therefore of the Law laid down by God, will oppose governments whose rule is by men, and, if they wish to survive as a nation they will destroy that government which attempts to adjudicate by the whim or power of venal judges."
If a thorough study were done on every type of license, it would more than likely reveal more definitional tricks to make people think that they are "required" to have a license to do certain things, when in fact they are not. Remember, the government was not delegated the authority to regulate or control the behavior of PEOPLE. Rather, the Constitution was written to regulate and control the government.
Do we have any idea of the occupations requiring a License today? I'm sure there is a list somewhere. Let's see, there's Electrician, Plumber, Contractor, Real Estate, Insurance, Securities, Doctors, Lawyers, Accountants, Mechanics, people who sell, people who buy, and on and on ad nauseam. The restaurant has to have a license to sell you the food. Almost EVERY business in America has to have some kind of license.
Please show me in the Constitution where the Federal Government got the authority delegated from the people to require all these licenses. The facts are obvious. They do not have the LAWFUL authority to require anything of the people. It is the responsibility of the people to enforce the law against the government, not the other way around.
How do you steal the rights of the American people? It's like cooking a frog. If you throw a frog into boiling water its reflexes are so strong and fast that it will instantly remove itself from the pot. So you put it into a pot with lukewarm water and then slowly and steadily increase the heat. By the time it realizes it's being cooked, IT'S TOO LATE!
So, when the Trading With the Enemy Act was revised, they didn't all at once impose regulations on every area of our lives. They started slowly and then steadily increased them. Look at where you are today. You are free to do anything you want to do, as long as you fit into the system of things and have the government's permission first!
The Administrative Procedures Act
Another important event in America's history regarding loss of liberty was the creation of Administrative Agencies. When the "Administrative Procedures Act" was passed the House of Representatives issued a report on the legislative history of the act. There are some comments recorded in this report, House Report 1980 of May 3, 1946, that are quite revealing. It quotes the 1937 Report of President's Committee on Administrative Management: "The growth and intensification of administrative regulation of private enterprise and other phases of American life had moved President Roosevelt early in his administration to appoint a committee to study administrative methods?" I challenge ANYONE to show me a provision in the Constitution authorizing the "regulation of private enterprise and other phases of American life"!
There is, in fact, no such provision as evidenced in the report's quote from FDR: "At that time he also took occasion to remark that the practice of creating administrative agencies -- who perform administrative work in addition to judicial work, threatens to develop a fourth branch of the Government for which there is no sanction in the Constitution."
Now doesn't that make us feel comfortable!!! We go to school and we learn. We learn that "we have the best form of government in the world and that we enjoy the most freedom of any country in the world." And all along we are being ruled and subjugated by a fourth branch of government for which there is no sanction in the constitution!!
Folks, I did not make this up. These are the words of the great Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the man who revised the Trading With the Enemy Act and created the Administrative Agency concept.
It has been said: "The absolute worst form of slavery is for the slave who thinks he is free."
I feel truly sorry for those who believe that they are free and are not. They have lived their lives accumulating the "things" that evidence the "American Dream." All the while being deflected from the truth and participating in an illegal and unlawful system that requires registration for every activity and "permission" to do what they have a lawful, inherent right to do.
The Commercial World
Everything today is done in Commerce. In 1878 the UNITED STATES was incorporated and became a Corporation doing business in Commerce for a Profit. That means that the "Government" as it was created by the Constitution no longer exists. We have a Corporation posing as government and controlling all phases of our lives through the "fourth branch of government", the Administrative Agencies.
Originally Commerce was defined as substantial trade between countries and governmental entities. Now it means every transaction that involves "trade." So when you go to the grocery store and buy a gallon of milk you are involved in Commerce, by the "government's" definition. They use this twisted definition of words to give the appearance that they have the authority to regulate everything since the Constitution gave to the real government the authority to regulate commerce between the States.
To involve the people in the corporate commercial world they had to create artificial commercial identities for each of us. Have you ever noticed how your name is written on your Driver's License? Have you ever noticed that everything issued from the government uses the same format? Have you ever noticed how your name is written on almost every piece of mail you receive? They are writing "your name" in all capital letters.
Were you taught, when you went to school, that the proper way to write a proper name was in all capital letters? I've not found anyone yet that was taught this. We were taught to capitalize the first letter of proper names. Not the whole name. So why are all these documents using all capital letters? Is it accidental? Is everyone who works for the government making a mistake? Are the utility companies making the same mistake?
The answer is No; they are not making a mistake. It is intentional. What does it mean? The all-capital designation IS NOT YOUR NAME!! I realize that if this is the first time you have ever heard this, it sounds completely preposterous. But it is, in fact, true.
The all-capital name is the name of a FICTION AT LAW. I refer you to Blacks Law Dictionary, 6th Edition for the exact definition of this term. A fiction at law, or legal fiction, is an artificially created entity that is only contemplated in law. In other words, it is not real except in the eyes of the law as written by men.
Legal fictions are the opposite of natural entities, such as people. A created legal fiction is endowed by the law to have some privileges that resemble the rights that people have, such as the right to hold property and to sue and be sued. The most common legal fictions are corporations and trusts. These have been around for quite some time and are now used exclusively for commercial purposes. In other words, you have to be a legal fiction to operate in commerce. So when you, a natural person, a living soul, buy that gallon of milk, the government's presumption is that it is the legal fiction, or Straw Man, buying the milk and you are acting as a surety for the Straw Man.
Straw man, as defined in Black's Law Dictionary, 6th Edition: A "front"; a third party who is put up in name only to take part in a transaction. Nominal party to a transaction; one who acts as an agent for another for the purpose of taking title to real property and executing whatever documents and instruments the principal may direct respecting the property. Person who purchases property for another to conceal identity of real purchaser, or to accomplish some purpose otherwise not allowed.
If you have ever purchased a home or other property, look at the mortgage papers and the deed for the all-capital name with the above definitions and information in mind. You will realize that you do not own the property, the Straw Man (Legal Fiction) does, and since the government created this fiction, they ultimately own the property.
We have been lulled, over the years, slowly but steadily, to accept an artificial, counterfeit society. And we have been blindly living in it and accepting its "benefits" all along.
So, Why Is This Important?
Personally, I don't believe we can understand the extent to which we have lost our liberties and freedoms, without understanding some of these things and having at least a limited concept of what is truly going on in the world around us. I think that we must first understand that we are not as free as we have been told and have believed, before we can even contemplate what true freedom is.
To me, true freedom, is living my life free from the regulation or control of any governmental body or anyone else. But we must realize a very powerful truth about freedom. You cannot have freedom without self-responsibility. If I have enough self-responsibility to control myself, I do not need anyone else to control me.
The problem with discussing true freedom is that we have been taught, subtly but effectively, to fear freedom. SAY WHAT? Think of a world where the people are not regulated by traffic laws. Would everyone want to drive 100 miles per hour or more everywhere they go? I don't believe responsible people would do that, but what about those that are not so responsible. Most people would say something like, "I don't want someone speeding around and killing ME!" Well, of course no one wants that. Does it happen today anyway? Of course it does.
You see, the laws that men have written DO NOT PREVENT CRIME. They only define crime and the punishment for it. Laws have never prevented one crime. I "love" the attitude of the people who say, after a tragedy, WE MUST PASS MORE LAWS!
Use the school shooting in Littleton, Colorado as an example. If the perpetrators of that horrible crime were willing to break every law that already existed to execute their crime, how many laws would it take to keep them from doing it?
In fact, here's an interesting thought: More laws create more crime. For example, when the Supreme Court ruled that God and Prayer to Him should be removed from school, they effectively made that concept into law. And what happened? The quality of education has been in steady decline and violence has been steadily increasing. Why?
Because it is not law that prevents crime. It is the morality of the heart of the individual or the fear of justice. These are the only things that prevent crime. People have always known that it was wrong to commit murder. Do we need a hundred different descriptions of degrees of murder and methods of murder to know that murder is wrong? No we do not. The common law, that law which is common to all people on the earth, is simply stated: Do not harm another or his/her property, and your word is your bond (which means honor your contracts [don't lie])
I submit that this is all the law we need.
Now, how is this law administered? By the people. A jury of 12 has been the accepted method of administering justice for hundreds if not thousands of years. Until this system was perverted by the "American Legal System" it worked quite sufficiently.
A jury of 12 possesses the authority, by true law, to determine what evidence they will hear, to determine the law, and to determine the facts. When we have this kind of jury, we can have a trial by jury. When a government judge, operating in commercial law, determines the law and the evidence to be heard, and tells the jury what it can and cannot do, we have a trial with a jury or what is commonly known today as a "jury trial." The former is due process, the latter is not.
When a jury was free from man made laws, prescribed punishments, and administrative (commercial) judges, they could administer justice. For example, a man steals a steak from the grocery store. He can be tried by the people who can rule that the man repay the store owner for the steak. If they choose to impose the Biblical punishment they can also mandate that the thief pay seven times the value of the steak. This would be true justice, compensation for the victim.
How does it work today? The man is issued a citation or tried and his punishment is to pay the city or the state for his crime. What does the owner of the store get? A big fat ZERO! The "government" gets rewarded for the crime. And they say crime doesn't pay. How many millions, no BILLIONS, has the "government" collected over the years at the expense of the victims of crime? We will probably never know.
But, I digress. Let's talk more about freedom. Once we get over our fear of allowing others to be free, we can begin to restore freedom in our land. You see, there is one other very simple truth that applies here. If I want to be free, I must be willing to let others be free. That means they can do anything they want to do, as long as they don't harm me. I must get over my fear of being harmed in order to allow others to be free, indeed to allow freedom to exist.
I must put my faith in the Common Law as given to us by our Creator. I must be able to know that true justice will be administered accurately and swiftly if I am harmed. In order to do this, we must be able to put the administration of justice where it belongs, in the hands of a jury of peers under the Common Law.
Another Definition:
Slave: A person who is wholly subject to the will of another; one who has no freedom of action, but whose person and services are wholly under the control of another. One who is under the power of a master, and who belongs to him; so that the master may sell and dispose of his person, of his industry, and of his labor, without his being able to do anything, have anything, or acquire anything, but what must belong to his master. (Blacks Law, 6th Ed.)
If you think this definition does not apply to you, you have never questioned or challenged the authority of a "government official." The degree to which the "master" will impose his will upon you is directly proportional to the degree to which you question or challenge their alleged authority.
Let's turn the definition of slave on its head and see what it would say:
Free man: An individual who is not subject to the will of another; one who has complete freedom of action, whose person and services are wholly under his own control. One who is NOT under the power of a master, and who belongs to himself; so he may dispose of his industry, and of his labor, and is able to do anything, have anything, or acquire anything, and it will belong to him in absolute ownership.
This narrative may not have convinced you that you are not free. If that is the case and you believe you are free, I have a simple challenge for you. Go out to your driveway and remove the government issued license plates from your automobile, remove the registration and safety inspection stickers from the windshield. Get in and start traveling to the destination of your choice. Let me know how far you got before being "detained" or arrested.
This paper is not about traffic laws, even though that is the example we have used. This is just one item that affects more people than most other "laws" and affects one of our most basic rights, the right to travel freely, without government regulation.
If you understand that you are not free, you may be asking the question, "How do we get our freedom back?" Once again, the answer is simple, but could be very difficult to implement. When the people start enforcing the law they wrote: the Constitution (it is said to be the law of the land, but is it?), against the government they created, we will begin to restore freedom.
The Declaration of Independence stated a very simple principle that any thinking person would agree with. It was, in fact, included in every Constitution written for Texas. "All Political Power Is Inherent In the people."
This is an inescapable fact. Whether the people exercise the power or not, it is with the people that the power resides. We can exercise our political power by remaining silent and allowing others to regulate and control our behavior, or we can exercise our political power by refusing to be regulated and controlled.
What would happen in Texas if every automobile (not commercial "vehicles") showed up on the street tomorrow without a license plate? How could they ticket or arrest millions of people at once?
What if everyone in the sovereign States did not file the unlawful income tax form next year. Could they prosecute a couple of hundred million people? (If you think that this tax is legal or lawful, you missed another deception).
So, the two fears we have to overcome are the fear of freedom, and the fear of the "government." Well I guess there's also the fear of all the boogymen the government has created. Overcoming our fears will be the beginning.
In summary, it is my opinion that we will once again become free after we work at understanding what freedom is and how we have lost it. When enough of us want to regain our freedom, we WILL DO IT.
Respectfully Submitted,

Jesse Enloe, President
Republic of Texas Provisional Government
November 25, 1999
NOTE: I am a Citizen of the Republic of Texas. When I talk about our country I am talking about Texas. The U.S. has operated upon the deception and fraud that Texas is a State of the United States and perpetrated the same theft of liberties from the people of Texas as from the people of the sovereign States. What I have said in this narrative, however, applies to everyone who is under the thumb of the Corporate Federal U.S. "government".




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