Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Void for vagueness and your bank account

Ah, intriguing title no?
Today I was going to the bank to alter a bank account of mine and found to correct the problem I had to open a new account.
As I got from the bank my new account user literature I perused a very long contract.
I had heard long ago that there was a catch to every bank account signature card - you were actually signing a contract!  I had heard that many tax cases end in dismay for the tax protestor as soon as the prosecution shows the judge a signed signature card from a defendant's bank account.
So I thought I would peruse this contract for the catch - it wasn't hard to find at all.
If you sign the signature card or open or continue to have your account with us, you agree to these rules. 
This agreement is subject to applicable federal laws and the laws of the state of Washington (except to the extent that this agreement can and does vary such rules or laws). The body of state and federal law that governs our relationship with you, however, is too large and complex to be reproduced here
This is a clause that binds the signer "by reference".  The document doesn't even call out what the applicable laws are - but trust me, I am sure there are many of them!
Note that it admits right out there that these laws are so large and complex that they won't even reproduce them in the document - they don't have enough paper!
American's are so programmed to sign whatever anyone puts in front of them - me included!  This contract potentially could be signing your life over to another in voluntary servitude for all the average person knows.  In fact, I bet there are very few people on earth who really know all the implications of this very common contract.
There is much I could point out here.  Things like the fact that there are many laws on the books that are not applicable to a US or State citizen at all - unless you contractually obligate yourself.  People just assume that if it's in the law books, it applies to everybody.  Not true at all!
But the main thing I will attack with this short post is the void for vagueness doctrine.  Basically, if  you can't understand a law, then how in the world can you follow it?  The link I reference here is interesting in that the dictionary definition says it only applies to penal statutes.  This is silly.  This applies to ANY contract including ALL law - because law is by definition a community contract.  If you can't understand a contract of ANY kind, you cannot obey it.  Asking anyone to obey unintelligible language is un-reasonable on its face.  It cannot be enforced with any righteousness at all.  This is also true for anyone not sufficiently competent to understand basic English grammar.  Literacy is a requirement to live without lawlessness.
So we note that this contract not only does not call out what laws are applicable, it clearly admits that those laws are just too large and complex to even reference in the contract.
Why would any sane and informed person (like myself say) ever even sign such a contract?
Well I did.
Hmmm..... why?
Because I am too lazy to bother with it.  I want my bank account and I don't have the time to figure out how to protect my rights in the process.
This is true of everyone that has a bank account, an SSN, a drivers license and even a birth certificate.
And this my friend, is why we are all slaves - really.
Esau, oh Esau... is there an Esau in the waiting area?  NEXT....

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Life without an SSN

My daughter, bless her heart, is wanting to honor me by not getting an SSN.  So far she has done so to my glory but is about at that point of testing where getting one seems mandatory.  She is almost 21 and needs summer work for school.  She asked me for help in how to get a job without an SSN.
So I thought I would write out my thoughts here to help myself, her and any others in a similar situation think about this.
First of all you must know WHY you don't want an SSN.
You must have this crystal clear in your mind and best write it down so you can give it to anyone that questions your motives.
So why would anyone not want an SSN?
I can think of several reasons why not to have an SSN:
  1. The Social Security System is just a tax you don't wish to volunteer to pay.
  2. Entrance into a job as an "Employee" is a federal term that makes you a participant in the Federal Employment Insurance scam which subjects you to the IRS code for such and is used by the IRS to confuse a citizen with a contracted factitious entity.  It is where "Income from any source whatsoever" applies.
  3. If you live in a free country (ie slavery is not in effect) then there should be no reason you have to enter into an agreement with the federal government in order to sell your labor for profit.
  4. SSNs are not forced onto anyone. You (or your parents in the case of the "get them before they can think" scam) must APPLY for a number.  You must ask/beg/plead/beseech them to "let you join".  It is therefor a voluntary club - if not, you once again are a slave.
  5. Joining the SS system is a way of witnessing to the world that you are a good-little-lemming.  It adds to the unspoken lie that such is required and leads to causing other young citizens into giving up holding onto their sovereign rights both individually and collectively.  It is not loving your neighbor in this case to conform.
  6. It grants many unspoken jurisdictions over you including the jurisdiction of the IRS.
  7. It makes you an outstanding example to others that there really is a choice here.  That one CAN ignore the SSN scam and live.
I can also think of many reasons why you would want an SSN:
  1. So I can just be "normal".
  2. So I can easily get a job or a bank account or a credit card or all the other niceties of life everyone else gets.
  3. So I won't get in trouble by making a mistake and go to jail some day.
This is the first step - YOU have to decide which way you are going and why.
I never had to make this choice because mine was given to me by my parents and I had no idea what it meant when I filled in my first job application or EZ 1040 form.  If I did have the choice and knew what I know now, I STILL would have a hard time deciding.

You can always just try to get a job and see what happens a few times.  Then decide to go get that SSN at the request of your employer - at least then you are conforming to someone else's request to do so and not just volunteering to be a slave all by yourself.  It at least gives you a small out when justifying to yourself why you got into the rat race like everyone else.

Write up a letter to your prospective employer beforehand explaining WHY you don't want to participate in the SS system.

Since I like writing stuff like this, here is a sample letter I just whipped up:

To whom it may concern,

I wish to most humbly express my desire not to enter into the Social Security System and my reasons for such a choice. 
It is my sincere belief that entering the Social Security System is voluntary and has no moral reason to be a requirement in any way.  The US tax and employment laws are quite complex and many follow them with good intentions, yet I cannot see any moral reason why such laws should exist.  If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, why should participation in a government employment security program be mandatory? 
My labor is my exclusive property, released by my will alone.  If my labor can be taxed then my freedom to work is impaired and my very being is subject to indentured servitude.  Such a stance is demeaning to the human condition which is by nature free.  Such servitude is also a bad example for others to follow and ultimately promotes bureaucratic tyranny.  Conforming to participation in such a system obligates me to obeying laws I neither understand nor wish to know.  Participation therefore exacts a promise from me I cannot fulfill in good conscience.  To participate in such an obligation would thus force me to lie.
I seek merely to live an honest life.  I cannot live without cooperating with others and employment is the main way I can do this.  I must work but, if possible, I wish to work with a clear conscience at all times.
Please do what you can to allow me a chance to demonstrate my strong integrity and work ethic to you without forcing me to compromise my conscience and I will be most appreciative and will do all I can to be pleasing in your sight.

Joe Blow, a thinking and conscientious objector.

The reason almost any employer might not hire you is not your fault at all.  Many would just LOVE to not have to report you and pay FICA and SS taxes on you.  They would love to be as free as you do.  But, they too, are grossly confused and fearful of what the big bad men in black might do should they get caught hiring you without an SSN.  They will likely hold you in very high esteem - having the guts to be free and honest when they did not.
What you must do is convince them  that such a stance is actually necessary and to stand with you for freedom.  This is exceedingly HARD.  You don't even know them.  You're just another applicant.
If the business is family run and small, you may find a willing helper to allow you to do a short-term low-paying job for them without an SSN.  I am sure many illegal immigrants do this all the time.
But the best way to go for you is to do your own business.  This puts all the risk upon you alone but gives you all the rewards as well.  You would basically have to try to run a business without a license - which is going to in turn eventually require you to get an SSN.  This seems like another royal evil - how in the world can you dare run a business without a license?  Doing so makes you one of those evil money launderers and one of the those that "doesn't pay his fair share". But it also lets you live without lying and obligating yourself to all the pretend law invented for all the lemmings that walk through the license door.
We so fear going to court as a defendant - but all defendants are not guilty - even convicted ones may be innocent and often are.  If you clearly understand WHY you are taking your stance and stick to it, when push comes to shove, even the jailer will be ashamed of himself for putting you behind bars - if that should be your fate.  Remember, if Peter didn't chose to serve God rather than man, even from jail, the church would now not likely exist.
It is extremely sad to me that one is forced either to obligate oneself to slavery and lying or become a crusader for freedom at all costs.  It is the true mark of a free man and all that shun its demands deserve what they get - theft and slavery.
But you don't really need to know all the intricacies of law to live this way.  You just need to believe that what you are doing is right and stick to it.  God will either grant you a living or persecution - but that is always a possible outcome regardless of whether or not your are a coward or a hero.
You will basically come to one decision and problem after another and no one can tell you what they will all be in advance.  As you approach each bridge, pray to God for His help and be sure you are free of all sin before Him.  He will grant you the desires of your heart if you truly believe and trust in Him.
It is the hard choice of adulthood we all must make and I feel for my daughter as she does her best to do what is right.  God please grant her strength and wisdom as she makes these hard decisions.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A sermon for the 4th of July 2013

I was invited to speak at a 4th of July celebration event of friends.  I figured, why not blog it as well?  So here it is:

Promises and Judgment
What is the first promise in the Bible?
Trick Question: Actually the first promise in the bible is the very first verse:
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
This is a promise God made to Himself and it begins his plan to glorify Himself by His works and the keeping of his promises.
So let's ask that question a little differently: What is the first promise God makes to mankind in the Bible?
Genesis 1:28 - And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it...
So how is this a promise?  It really is a command.  But with every command of God there comes a promise because His integrity will not allow him to command something he made to do something it cannot do.  His command brings the promise of the ability to obey the command.

God's words are full of promises.  He promises and then he performs them.  He never breaks a promise.  Not to himself and not even to the least of his creation.  Before His first command to man we see his promises to the birds and animals and fish.  He keeps his promises to the atoms and quarks, to the planets and stars, to the angels and to the demons and to creatures we can't even see.  This is all to His glory.

The proper roll of business is to implement the commandment to subdue the earth.  It does this by making promises which collect the wealth and talents and labor of people into a unified vision that creates more wealth and moves man down the road to domination of this world.
As a side benefit, business produces profit.  God is a god of profit - His word will never return void.  He will always make a profit in what he does - in other words, the fruit of His actions are good - this is the true definition of profit.  These works produce blessings that in turn produce more blessings and the ability to do more works.  The proper fruit of business is thus to create good healthy clean honest profit.
Profit is not the goal, it is the fruit.  The goal is to fulfill the first commandment.

Historically, man collectively gets off track when profit becomes the goal.  The profit is perverted - not profit for God or God's glory, but profit for the individual self above all others.  This kind of error is characterized by the phrase "I will profit myself at the expense of others."
We see this when people use "other people's money" to make a profit.
We see this when people commit fraud for gain and sacrifice integrity for profit.
We see this when governments or businesses inject themselves into every transaction of a particular type in order to make profit without labor or service.

So what does this have to do with the 4th of July?

Much of the following content below comes from a DVD entitled "The Money Masters" which covers the history of banking and money and explains what is actually happening to us financially via a giant fraud.

Ben Franklin once said: "The refusal of King George III to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system, which freed the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators was probably the prime cause of the revolution."

Understanding money is a key issue to understanding promises and how we achieve the commandment to subdue the earth.  That's because money represents promises.  All of society hinges on the making and keeping of promises and every unit of money represents the keeping of a promise.

Jesus warned us about "the leaven of the Pharisees".  What was he talking about?

In the temple when Jesus was clearing His father's house of leaven before the feast of First Fruits, he turned over the money changer's tables and said "It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves" One thing that is rarely taught is what exactly the money changers were doing that caused Jesus' anger.
In Jesus' day, the Pharisees insisted that only the temple shekel was an acceptable form of payment for tithes and offerings.  Roman coins certainly were not acceptable - how could God accept a currency with some evil roman emperor's face on the front? 
The money changers of the day (and I am sure some were Pharisees) horded the temple money so that they could corner the market on this medium of exchange.  By doing so, they could charge high prices to the people that would have to trade for them so they could make their gifts to God at the temple.  The money changers apparently had an inside track with the priesthood that allowed them to cheaply reacquire these shekels once they were spent in the temple.  Thus, the money changers had a pretty profitable business by inserting themselves into every gift to God.

Today we have the same situation.  Every transaction uses the US dollar and every dollar in circulation is created out of a loan.  The Federal Reserve Bank, which is neither Federal or has Reserves for the public, pays the printers a few cents for paper money which it then loans to the US government with interest so that our government can then spend it into the economy.  It is thus impossible to pay off the debt for the currency because there aren't enough dollars in existence to pay the principle plus the interest.
The US Government, in turn, maintains a complete monopoly for the Federal Reserve on money issuance.  Even BitCoin and NorFed have been shut down by the US Government to prevent there from being any alternative for us to use to legally pay our debts and keep our promises.
Thus we are in a system that mathematically guarantees it will eventually rob us of all our wealth and make the money changers the "masters of the universe".
This system of fractional reserve lending using fiat currency has now been picked up by every nation on earth.  The IMF is the central bank that encompasses all the national banks and is the head of this hydra.  This system is a modern day tower of Babel reaching to infinity with its fraudulent promises - sounds like a pyramid scheme to me!
One could go into much detail how this happened and why but the fruit of it is what we are seeing now in America.  Goods get cheaper and of poorer quality.  Things constantly break once the warranty runs out instead of lasting 100 years like they could do if they were properly made.  Promises are broken as businesses collapse under the tax and regulation burdens of government and the economic pressures of an ever devaluing currency.  Short term exploitation of resources dominates over long term stewardship. 
People borrow worthless paper to buy real property only to obtain a warranty deed and a fee simple title which entitles them to no true ownership of anything.  You get to pay property taxes but you don't get to mine the land or use the water or even hunt the game without license.
We live as serfs, homeless in the land our fathers conquered - as was predicted by Jefferson if the central bankers have their way.
The leaven of the Pharisees my friend is the hypocritical and deceptive making and breaking of promises in order to promote self over others.  Such leaven leads to poverty and death.
The twists that society contorts into due to this evil leaven creates needless wars, biological weapons, weather control, earthquake creation, nuclear horrors, contaminated and GMO foods, toxic drug cartels and even designed obsolescence.
No wonder Jesus prophesied:  "And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars".  This is the direct fruit of the leaven of the Pharisees.  It is the logical conclusion of the breaking of promises on a massive scale.

God has two cures for this.  They are repentance or judgment. 

Repentance requires breaking one's pride and confessing to God and man that we simply cannot keep our obligations and promises.  We must fall on God's infinite mercy and turn from our wicked ways.  This will, in the short term hurt.  We will be publicly shamed and will suffer the wrath of the wicked as their profit schemes are threatened by our collective repentance.  But once Satan's wrath is blown over, blessings will be restored.

Dr. Jonathan Hansen has written a book entitled "The Science of Judgment".  In his book he points out that every nation has a cup that is the measure of sin God will tolerate before Judgment must take place.  Once the cup is full, the ax will fall, but not till after God has given that nation many warnings and chances to repent.
The reason God finally must execute judgment to an unrepentant nation is simply so that the innocent are not doomed.  God will always provide hope for man in the form of a remnant and He will execute judgment as needed to ensure this remnant persists through all time.  This is all to His glory.

Another interesting book entitled "The Harbinger" presents an interesting idea that shows how 9/11 was a warning of coming judgment and shows how Isaiah 9:10 has been invoked by our congress as words of encouragement but which in fact were part of a larger prophecy of judgment on Israel.  Israel did not repent and the Assyrians ultimately destroyed the northern kingdom and scattered the 10 tribes to the nations.  Events following 9/11 closely match the prophecy and its application to America.  I won't spoil the book for you but needless to say it is quite interesting.

So America is most likely facing severe judgment for its sins and we know them well: Abortion, Fraud, Murder, Adultery to false gods, warmongering for profit, narcissistic pursuit of hedonistic pleasure including homosexuality, infinite self entertainment, and perversion of all things from what they were purposed for by God.

Bombs bursting in air are not going to fix it, nor will flag waving, protest marches or election activities.  Our votes are not even counted by people anymore - we cannot hope to elect good leaders until after a solution is found.

What will change things is true repentance for each of us individually and much time on our knees beseeching God for mercy and deliverance.  It may be that His mercy will be expressed in judgment with a remnant preserved for the future.  In a way, judgment is mercy.

I  can only end with a great example of the spirit of humility we must take hold of to recover from this calamity.  The words of our National Hymn - something you will never hear at a football or baseball game or on TV:

  1. God of our fathers, whose almighty hand
    Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
    Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies,
    Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise.
  2. Thy love divine hath led us in the past,
    In this free land by Thee our lot is cast;
    Be Thou our ruler, guardian, guide and stay,
    Thy Word our law, Thy paths our chosen way.
  3. From war’s alarms, from deadly pestilence,
    Be Thy strong arm our ever sure defense;
    Thy true religion in our hearts increase,
    Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.
  4. Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way,
    Lead us from night to never-ending day;
    Fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
    And glory, laud, and praise be ever Thine.