by Anna Von Reitz
In the world today there are two things going on--- "trade" and "commerce".
Trade is what real men and women do when they trade a sack of beans for a piece of silver. It is actual and factual and results in the accrual of private property.
Commerce is what corporations do when they exchange pieces of paper and pretend that these are the same as actual trades. It is all just "paper transactions" and it results in the accrual of "corporate income"----digits on a ledger.
For generations Americans have traded our Silver Dollars for goods and services and we still do.
Since 1933 the rats misrepresenting us and seeking to confuse themselves with us have traded exclusively in "commercial paper"-- debt notes, promissory notes, and so on.
Actual "money" has to have intrinsic value in and of itself. Silver and gold are both valuable as commodities, so a silver coin is real money. Trades are intrinsically honest because something of value is directly traded for something of value.
Debt notes and promissory notes (which are I.O.U.'s) are only worth what the good word and assets of the Issuer will bear. Transactions in commerce are intrinsically dishonest because things of value are being represented by paper and not actually present and not directly traded.
As part of the Great Fraud members of a Board of Directors for a corporation calling itself the United States of America (Inc.) established a fixed exchange rate between their "paper dollars"----their I.O.U.s --- and our actual silver dollars.
In this way they exchanged their hot air for our substance and we let them because we were deceived into mistaking them for our actual Congress and our actual lawful government when in fact they were only "representing" our Congress and our lawful government in the same way that an actor "represents" a character in a play.
Note what the "Pledge of Allegiance" actually says: "to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic FOR WHICH IT STANDS."
The Republic is actual and factual because we are organic states of the Union and we need no other representation. We are able to present ourselves.
Also please note that although the various State governments subscribed to receive services from the federal government and to delegate certain tasks to the organization formed to perform these services, the people--- that is, the militia supporting this entire country--- did not give up one iota of their authority and are not direct parties to the "constitution".
We are capable of conducting trade, both nationally (intrastate) and internationally (interstate). We can mint our own gold and silver coins. We can exercise our own credit. We can issue our own Bills of Lading. We can do anything and everything we need to do for ourselves---- and all we have to do is wake up and do it.
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