1088Re: [tips_and_tricks] Re: A Tip on Sovereignty
- Jan 31, 2003
Read below, maybe it will help answer about the pilot "license" issue.
I'm unsure of the ramifications but it is not a license, it is a certificate.
Decide what you want to fly. This is because FAAs rules for getting a pilots certificate differ depending on the type of aircraft you fly. You can choose among airplanes, gyroplanes, helicopters, gliders, balloons, or airships. If you are interested in flying ultralight vehicles, you dont need a pilots certificate.
You should also think about what type of flying you want to do. There are several different types of pilots certificates, from student pilot all the way up to airline transport pilot. This web page describes the eligibility, training, experience, and testing requirements for the following types of pilots certificates:
- Student Pilot
- Recreational Pilot
- Private Pilot
Note that we use the term certificate, not license. Although practically similar, a license grants a permission, whereas a certificate shows that one has fulfilled certain requirements.
The links at left answer the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about getting started in flying. The information is based on FAAs rules, but is in a simplified form. You can read our rules on pilot certification in Part 61 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations.----- Original Message -----From: Timothy KendrickSent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 11:48 PMSubject: Re: [tips_and_tricks] Re: A Tip on SovereigntyI have traveled only with the 50 several states since I have regained my
sovereign status. I have been stopped 5 times by police for various and
sundry reasons. At the end of each stop, after showing the police my
documents, the response has been in one form or fashion, "your papers are in
order (no German accent), we have no jurisdiction over you. Please drive
safely." All of my stops have been in Kentucky.
I have not traveled internationally. I do possess a World Services Authority
Passport but I'm not sure how effective it is in foreign travel. I know
there are a few countries that accept it on equal par with a U.S. passport.
I have yet to research obtaining a US passport, but my guess is upon
research, I would be disinclined to obtain one in that my presumption is
that I would have to sign away more than I'm willing to do. However, the
general issue I look at in anything is the question, "am I signing a
contract and in signing this contract what am I agreeing to?"
Obtaining a license from the federal government, in my humble opinion, does
not necessarily move me from a sovereign status into a servant status. It
depends on many factors. A simple example is, If I'm a sovereign and you are
a sovereign and I want to use your land to hunt on, I ask your permission
(license) to use your land. If you say "yes", you have granted me license to
do something that would otherwise be forbidden to me or unlawful. In so
granting me license, you put stipulations on my use of your land I.e
granting me license to hunt, but not to dig for gold. In obtaining this
license from you, I do not sacrifice my sovereign status. However, while I
am upon your land, I live by your rules. I cannot, without possible negative
consequences, exercise the fullness of my sovereignty while upon your land.
I cannot do as I please. A king visiting a foreign king is still a king. But
he acts differently and respects the customs and rules of the land in which
If the sovereign people have granted certain powers to the government to
govern certain aspects of life for the sovereign people, then it is possible
that I as a sovereign may need to obtain license from him to whom I've
granted limited powers. While I am in territory that the federal government
legitimately controls by the will of the people, then I must act according
to the rules of that territory. For example, I cannot go into a federal fort
and do as I please. While there, I must abide by the rules of the one to
whom we the people granted power to control that fort (in the constitution,
we granted exclusive power to congress to control these areas).
This principal may apply to the skies. I have not had a need personally to
think deeply about this issue nor research it. So I am speaking from my gut
philosophically rather than from specific laws. I do not know what powers we
have granted the government to control the skies. I'm sure the framers did
not imagine this specific issue as they did with seeing a need for
coordination and central control of postal roads and interstate commerce,
etc. The authority for control of the skies may indeed fall under interstate
commerce. My belief is that there is certainly a need for some coordination
and government of the skies in a similar way as there is a need for a common
money among the several states.
My opinion (and it is just opinion) is that it is possible for you to be a
sovereign and still have a license granted by the government that allows you
to share the skies with other pilots in a safe manner. I do not know what
you must sign (agree to) in order to obtain a pilot's license, so I could be
mistaken. In contrast, I don't think it is possible for you to have your
signature on a bank signature card and be a sovereign in that in doing so,
you agree to abide by all the rules of the treasury department, thus giving
up your sovereign status pretty much wherever you go.
Hope this sparks some good dialogue.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 10:58 AM
Subject: [tips_and_tricks] Re: A Tip on Sovereignty
> Thanks for the good info.
> Can you tell us anything about what it means, in practical terms, in
> your life, to be sovereign and travel? Have you travelled
> internationally? What's up there?
> Also, I'm a licensed pilot. The federal guv has claimed and swized
> all the open skies over this great land. Any thoughts or notions
> concerning this?
> Richard Johnson
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