- This is a good explanation from Paycheck Piracy of why your SSN is what gets you.Political Union or Political Chaos?
by Edward Wahler
I would like to have conversation with my fellow Americans on the
current political state of affairs as it relates to the people of
the fifty States known as the United States of America -- contrasted
with the federal corporation, its agencies, entities and
instrumentalities known as the United States (meaning the territory
over which the jurisdiction extends).
Talk to virtually any person on the street about the political,
economic, legal or court situation within the United States and you
may get an earful about "what is wrong with America." The speaker
may even speculate about when the train went off the tracks, so to
speak. But if one actually demonstrates by Supreme Court rulings,
Acts of Congress and indisputable facts why things are the way they
are, oddly enough that same critic will most likely come to the aid
of their country and start defending it as the most free, most
prosperous, greatest country on planet Earth.
Psychologists call this cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance
is a psychological phenomenon first identified by Leon Festinger.
It occurs when there is a discrepancy between what a person
believes, knows and values, and persuasive information that calls
these beliefs into question. The discrepancy causes psychological
discomfort, and the mind adjusts to reduce the discrepancy. In
ethics, cognitive dissonance is important in its ability to alter
values, such as when an admired celebrity embraces behavior that his
or her admirers deplore.
What if the "admired celebrity" is one's beloved country? What if
it was the Congress of the United States that had engaged in
deplorable behavior such as fraud and purposeful deception? What
would the "man on the street" do to reduce the psychological
discomfort caused by being shown a glimpse of American history that
is contrary to what has been taught and is believed as true by the
vast majority of Americans, past and present?
With that as the backdrop, let us take a look at a few facts that
may not be what you had previously believed them to be. First is
the issue of your being a citizen of the United States. Most
everyone would seemingly agree that they are a "proud American" and
therefore equally proud to be called a citizen of the United States.
But how do the law and the Supreme Court define a United States
citizen, and most importantly, the rights, privileges and immunities
associated with being one?
"There is in our Political System, a government of each of the
several states and a government of the United States Each is
distinct from the other and has citizens of its own." . US vs.
Cruikshank, 92 US 542, "There is a clear distinction between
national citizenship and state citizenship. " 256 P. 545, affirmed
278 US 123, Tashiro vs. Jordan "The only absolute and unqualified
right of a United States citizen is to residence within the
territorial boundaries of the United States," US vs. Valentine 288
F. Supp. 957
"The privileges and immunities clause of the 14th Amendment protects
very few rights because it neither incorporates the Bill of Rights,
nor protects all rights of individual citizens. Instead this
provision protects only those rights peculiar to being a citizen of
the federal government; it does not protect those rights which
relate to state citizenship." Jones v. Temmer, 89 F. Supp 1226
Does the above comport with your pre-established notion that being a
United States citizen is the best of all worlds regarding your
rights, freedom and liberty? Did you even know there is such a
thing as a state Citizen and that it is different from being a U.S.
citizen? Are you possibly shocked to know that as a 14th Amendment
U.S. citizen, one does not have the protection of the Bill of
Rights? In fact, 14th Amendment U.S. Citizenship protects very few
rights! Did the government employees teaching in the public schools
ever teach you this?
As the Kilo case on Imminent Domain decided by the Supreme Court in
2005 clearly demonstrates, U.S. citizens do not have private
property rights or protection from bizarre imminent domain takings.
If you can fight off the psychological effects of cognitive
dissonance for just a few more minutes, you might be wondering; "How
did I get to be a U.S. citizen? Could it possibly be true that my
political status as a U.S. citizen deprives me of the rights,
privileges and immunities that are inherent to being a free
The short answer is, you volunteered. That's right, you volunteered
to be a U.S. citizen -- devoid of Constitutionally protected
rights, devoid of even ... unalienable rights. "Exactly how
did I volunteer?" you might ask. Well, when you decided that you
needed a Social Security number, you also agreed to become a U.S.
citizen and accept what the legal experts call compelled benefits.
Herein lies the "real beauty" of the system developed to make you
into something you never though possible: a person living in
voluntary servitude. Okay, that cognitive dissonance thing just
kicked in again. Let's take this one step at a time.
By signing the SS5 form (Social Security Application) you
voluntarily assented to transform by agreement your political
status. Let's examine 5 USC 552A (a)(13):
"The term "Federal personnel" means officers and employees of the
Government of the United States, members of the uniformed services
(including members of the Reserve Components), individuals entitled
to receive immediate or deferred retirement benefits under any
retirement program of the Government of the United States (including
survivor benefits)." (emphasis added)
By agreeing to accept those measly Social Security payments 40 or 50
years out, you agreed to live your entire life as a "federal
personnel." For those of you who, like me, spent some time in the
military, you will know what I mean when I say that being a "federal
personnel" is like being a Humvee or a tank or a cooking utensil in
the mess tent; you are just a piece of property. But there it is,
in black and white: legislation passed by the U.S. Congress and
signed into law by the U.S. President, legislation that says if you
volunteer to get a Social Security number, you become government
chattel property. Why do I keep saying that you volunteered to get
the Social Security number, you ask? For the simple reason that to
this day there is no law requiring you to get a Social Security
number, no law within the 50 titles of the United States Code that
makes the possession or use of a Social Security Account mandatory.
You see, back in the 1930s, a very devious man named Franklin Delano
Roosevelt was working diligently to turn this once great Republic
into a legislative democracy where socialistic concepts could reign.
As it turns out, Roosevelt had this little problem with the Supreme
Court. The nine justices on the Supreme Court were ruling against
some of the foundational planks of Roosevelt's diabolical scheme.
The risk was that the centerpiece of his "New Deal", Social
Security, might be found unconstitutional. So Roosevelt made his
famous threat to "pack the Court" with lots of justices until he
could make the Court safe for democracy and socialism.
To make a long story short, a story that is more fully described in
the book U.S. Of A. v U.S., The Loss of Legal Memory of the
American State, the Court took Roosevelt's threat seriously and made
a "switch in time that saved nine." Essentially, the Court threw
out over one hundred years of protecting the people from power grabs
by the federal government. The Court gave Roosevelt his way, thus
paving the way for the "democracy" and all the evils that the
Founding Fathers rightly associated with a democracy. However, the
Supreme Court included specific language that allowed the People to
"opt out" if they didn't want to fall into the servitude trap. They
ruled that Social Security must be voluntary. The 13th Amendment
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment
for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall
exist within the United States, or any place subject to their
The 13th amendment provides for the possibility of voluntary
Now if you have ever tried to open a bank account, fill out a job
application or even rent a video, you might not think that having a
Social Security number is voluntary, but that is the genius of the
plan. The law says that making application to receive benefits
under the Social Security Act is completely voluntary and, in fact,
goes so far as to state in every one of the 50 Titles of the United
States Code that mentions the Social Security number, that you
cannot be denied any right or privilege if you do not provide a
Social Security number (with the obvious exception of dealing with
the Social Security Administration). The way they got the scheme to
work was to make the employers, banks, state and local agencies and
everyone else treat you and make their computer systems operate as
if having a Social Security card was mandatory.
Now if your mind is off pondering the magnitude of this great
deception, let me ask you to come back to the discussion for a few
more moments. There are two other very important points that you
have to understand about the execution of the plan.
Once you are "in the system" of accepting the benefits there under,
you are legally barred from complaining about it or raising the
issue that it might be un-Constitutional. Justice Brandeis, a
Supreme Court Justice during the 1930s developed what are today
referred to as the Brandies Rules. Rule number six is the one that
gets you. Take a look:
The Court will not pass upon the constitutionality of a statute at
the instance of one who has availed himself of its benefits.
Read that again. If you volunteer to be a Social Security
"beneficiary" you instantly become ineligible to go to the Courts
and challenge the constitutionality of the very same laws. And
since you also decided to become a 14th Amendment citizen at the
same time you also now fall under Article 4 of the 14th Amendment,
Section 4. 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.
Yes indeed, they just got you again! If, as a U.S. citizen, you
think the government ought to live within its means and not be five
or ten trillion dollars in debt, you cannot question the debt. Do
you think you are done getting suckered in this deal? No, it gets
There are literally thousands of people across the land that are
variously known as "tax protestors", members of the "tax honesty
movement" and other names, good and bad, depending on which side of
the fence you sit with respect to the income tax. Once upon a time,
some people threw a bunch of tea into a harbor over a tax amounting
to 1% or less. Today, we give up 20 to 30% of our income, plus pay
a tax of 50 cents per gallon on gasoline and pay taxes on everything
we own including the roof over our heads. Now hear this, you fans
of Truth, Justice and the American way!
Given the above disclosures about the joys and benefits of being a
U.S. citizen, would it surprise you that you also volunteer to pay
the income tax? That's right, you raise your hand and ask the "tax
man" to ravage your paycheck. Now you may be proud to pay your
taxes and this author will not disparage your patriotism in the
least -- but don't you wish, just a little, that the U.S.
government would be honest about the source of authority for
imposing the income tax on your earnings?
This author's considered and studied opinion is that the source of
authority for the income tax can be found at Title 8 of the Social
Security Act of 1935, which states:
TITLE VIII- TAXES WITH RESPECT TO EMPLOYMENT INCOME TAX ON EMPLOYEES
SECTION 801. In addition to other taxes, there shall be levied,
collected, and paid upon the income of every individual a tax equal
to the following percentages of the wages (as defined in section
811) received by him after December 31, 1936, with respect to
employment (as defined in section 811) after such date.
Remember, you volunteered into Social Security, so any taxes,
especially the above referenced income tax, are self imposed by your
own voluntary action. Welcome to being a U.S. citizen.
To wrap up our conversation, you are probably wondering, is there
really a difference between the United States and the United States
of America? Could there really be a subtle but distinct difference
that affects the rights you enjoy, the taxes you pay and even
whether or not you have rights under the Constitution and the Bill
of Rights? Once again we can look to the U.S. government's own
documents to show that not only do they recognize a distinction
between the United States and the United States of America, they
allow you to choose the one to which one you are legally bound.
In Title 28 of the United States Code (28 USC) we find at section
1746 the following:
TITLE 28, PART V, CHAPTER 115 1746. Unsworn declarations under
penalty of perjury Release date: 2005-09-29 Wherever, under any law
of the United States or under any rule, regulation, order, or
requirement made pursuant to law, any matter is required or
permitted to be supported, evidenced, established, or proved by the
sworn declaration, verification, certificate, statement, oath, or
affidavit, in writing of the person making the same (other than a
deposition, or an oath of office, or an oath required to be taken
before a specified official other than a notary public), such matter
may, with like force and effect, be supported, evidenced,
established, or proved by the unsworn declaration, certificate,
verification, or statement, in writing of such person which is
subscribed by him, as true under penalty of perjury, and dated, in
substantially the following form: (1)If executed without the United
States: "I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of
perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the
foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature)".
Emphasis Added (2)If executed within the United States, its
territories, possessions, or commonwealths: "I declare (or certify,
verify, or state) under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is
true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature)".
Please look at numbers (1) and (2) above. You can make unsworn
declarations into the United States or into the United States of
America. Take further notice that the United States of America
seemingly even has its own laws that are different from those in the
United States. The presumption (a legal term) is that if you do not
specifically state that you want to declare in the United States of
America and under the laws thereof, you automatically fall under the
umbrella of the United States, which at Title 28 Section 3002,
subsection (15) is defined as "United States" means -(A) a Federal
That's right Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore!
The Senate has a publication called Constitution of the United
States of America, Analysis and Interpretation. This particular
document is 2710 pages in length. It is the Senate's official
version of it's understanding of the Supreme Court's interpretation
of the Constitution of the United States of America. In that
lengthy document, on page 53, the astute reader will find when the
Supreme Court is referring to the Constitution of the United States
of America it states:
"and that is was made for, and is binding only in the United States
of America." Downes v. Bidwell 182 U.S. 244, 251 (1901); In re
Ross, 140 U.S. 453, 464 (1891)
The question begs to be asked, "If the Constitution of the United
States of America is made for and binding only in the United States
of America, then what is made for and binding only in the United
States? Since the answer is not a simple one line statement, you
might want to pick up a copy of the book U.S. of A. v U.S., The
Loss of Legal Memory of the American State by visiting
www.USofAvUS.com or by calling the publisher at 828-398-4358. The
authors provide a painstakingly researched, legally sound disclosure
of what the true state of affairs is today. To be a "good American"
is to be ever vigilant to the threat of tyranny, from without and
within. If you are just now being introduced to the fact that you
do not have the rights you thought you had, being a U.S. citizen is
not all its cracked up to be, and the folks in Washington, D.C.
might not be telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the
truth, get a copy of the book U.S. of A. v U.S., The Loss of Legal
Memory of the American State, which also includes an MP3 CD with 10
hours of audio lectures on this same material as found in the book.
The book also contains an access code to allow you to join the
educational web site for the first year.
[Jahuwah] bless the United States of America, let freedom ring.
HKW Publishing, 2006, Permission is given by the Publisher to
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