By Anna Von Reitz
Thank you, Andrew, for sharing this oldie but goodie with me. I had seen it and read it and enjoyed it years ago, but lost track of it in the intervening melee and it was a real pleasure to see again, because it explains the whole basic fraud scheme and situation so simply, logically, and plainly.
I am just going to add that the alternative to claiming duress is to use the alternative "address in care of".
Instead of sending the mail directly to you, the sender sends it to you "in care of" your address, which is a separate entity.
This "address" that has been "given" to you, is another federal corporation plot to wring money out of and assert power over you, but by sending mail "in care of" their address and to your attention neatly pits one plot against another. Your mail doesn't get delayed, but you stay clean and out of the federal picture.
[I have pointed out before that they never actually foreclose against your physical property, but against a copyrighted (theirs) property description, such as Lot 15, Block A, Lemon Lane Subdivision, or 4567 Merry Street.
So if you own your property outright and enter a new metes and bounds description and change the address to something of your own choosing and under your own copyright, they are right and truly two-blocked. For the purposes of mail, getting a Post Office Box serves the same purpose. They own the box and they are welcome to it, but so long as you are a box holder and the mail is sent "in care of" the box, they have no claim against you and no proof that you ever consented to live in their copyrighted zip code "area".]
Here you go, Andrew--- proud to share this one from another wonderful, observant, sharp-as-a-tack American--- I give you all a wonderful lesson on freedom and government corruption by John E. Trumane:
c/o general delivery San Rafael, California Postal Zone 94901/tdc August 16, 1982 Counter Clerk Mill Valley Post Office 751 E. Blithedale Mill Valley, California Republic Postal Zone 94941-9998/tdc Dear Counter Clerk: Thank you for your interest in our research. Yesterday, you may recall that you asked me about my use of the letters "/tdc" after ZIP codes. I am sorry that the Post Office was too busy for us to discuss it on the spot. I want you to know that I have noticed the cheerful efficiency with which you serve the public at your counter, and do so with remarkable consistency. So, it is with great pleasure that I am now able to return the favor of your kindness and consideration. The problem which I am about to describe to you has its roots in old Europe, where many generations of banking families made a lucrative discovery centuries ago. They found that banks could profit more by loaning huge sums to governments, than by making lots of small loans to individuals like you and me. Governments, of course, are in a unique position to borrow huge sums, and they have the police power to extract repayment from their people. In 1913, our Congress got in bed with these same European banking families and passed legislation which created a private credit monopoly known as the Federal Reserve System. This system is no more federal than Federal Express. Moreover, there is no "Reserve". These banks are privileged to loan money which they don't have, through a special privilege known as "fractional reserve banking". What really happened was that Congress extended to this monopoly the privilege of counterfeiting money. Congress benefits from this monopoly by borrowing huge sums from it every year. You see, for decades now, Congress has been spending much more money than it collects from taxation. It "balances" the budget every year by putting ink on pieces of paper and calling them bonds. These bonds are usually put up for sale in the open bond market. But the federal deficits have become so huge, there are not enough working people like you and me to buy up all of these bonds every year. So, Congress walks across the street to the Federal Reserve, which buys them from Congress by printing ink on pieces of paper and calling them "Federal Reserve Notes". Take a look in your wallet now, and you will see an example of a Federal Reserve Note (or "FRN"). The New York banking establishment refers to these bills as Federal Reserve Accounting Unit Devices (F-R-A-U-D). It is bad enough that this private credit monopoly has been given the privilege to "counterfeit" money. (They call it "credit creation via bookkeeping entries".) What makes the whole scam so intolerable is that the American people get stuck with the interest payments. Congress was forced, in effect, to "lien" on the land and labor of all Americans as collateral for these huge bank loans. Enter the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS is really just a collection agency for the Federal Reserve banks. The FED pumps money and credit into the economy, and the IRS sucks it out of the economy, like two pumps, working in tandem. If we had only one pump injecting money into the economy, without a balancing pump to remove it from the economy, the value of our dollar would diminish rapidly as inflation climbed like a sky rocket into the stratosphere. This happened in Germany just prior to World War II, so the bankers learned an important lesson from that grotesque experiment in hyper-inflation. What does all this have to do with ZIP codes, you ask? Well, under American Law never repealed, Congress does not have authority to obtain controlling interest in all Americans, such that it can compel our specific performance to discharge any third-party debt or obligation. Imagine walking into a department store to buy a new toaster, and having the store clerk send the bill to Willie Brown. In this example, you are Congress; the store is the Federal Reserve; and Willie Brown represents the American people (some of the time). Willie Brown gets stuck with a transaction to which he was never a party. In fact, he didn't even know about it! Congress needs to deceive Americans into believing that they are all "subjects" of the "United States". If you are subject to the jurisdiction of the "United States", then you can be compelled to pay taxes which are used to discharge the interest payable on the huge principal deficit which Congress has amassed. But, here's the rub. The Supreme Court in 1945 defined the term "United States" to have three separate and distinct meanings. These meanings are: (1) the name of our sovereign nation, occupying the position of other sovereigns in the family of nations (2) the federal government and the limited territory over which it exercises exclusive sovereign authority (3) the collective name for the States which are united by and under the Constitution for the United States of America The second of these three definitions is the most interesting. It includes such areas of land as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa, but it does NOT include the 50 States of the Union, like California, and Florida, and New York. Now, if you were born in one of the 50 States of the Union, you were born outside of the area defined by the second definition of "United States" and you are, therefore, born a free Sovereign. A Sovereign is the opposite of a subject. If you were born a Sovereign, there is no way you can be "subject" to the jurisdiction of the "United States" (unless you volunteer), particularly when the "United States" in this context means only the very limited territory over which Congress exercises its exclusive authority. Congress does not exercise exclusive authority over any of the 50 States of the Union. That's the American Law which has never been repealed. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court's definition of the three "United States" was written in 1945, at the peak of the first nuclear war on this planet. People had other things on their minds! One of the ways in which Congress deceives all Americans into thinking they are its "subjects" is to utilize jurisdictional traps like the ZIP code. In the DMM, you will find that ZIP codes are actually optional (see DMM 122.32). If we utilize this optional "benefit" which Congress is providing for us, we are presumed to be volunteering ourselves as "subjects" of Congress. That may sound pretty stupid, at first glance, but it gets worse. Federal judges are now under so much pressure to keep the money flowing into the banks, they have developed a technique called "silent judicial notice". That's a fancy way of saying they don't have to tell you that you made yourself a subject of Congress by using ZIP codes. And the government is always fond of telling people that ignorance of the law is no excuse. But, of course, this is fraud and it's just as illegal for the government to do it as it is to counterfeit money. Now, we finally arrive at "/tdc". You cannot be compelled to honor or perform under any contract if you were under Threat, Duress, or Coercion ("tdc") when you entered the contract. It's like extortion: you aren't really "cooperating" when someone extorts your cooperation. Actually, a criminal commits a serious crime against your person to extort your cooperation for anything. The ZIP code is like extortion, on a small but real scale. Postal clerks tell us our mail will move a lot slower if we don't use ZIP codes, and they are probably right. You would know! But we have to pay the same amount for first class, whether or not we use a ZIP code, and remember that ZIP codes are defined as optional in the DMM. So, if we use ZIP codes, our mail moves a lot faster, but the federal government is thereby entitled to treat us as subjects and force us to pay interest on their huge federal deficit. If we don't use ZIP codes, our mail moves much slower (the "duress"), we still have to pay the full postage due, but at least we avoid becoming "subjects" of Congress. Being free of Congress is our right as Americans, even when Congress is nowhere nearly as corrupt as it is now. In fact, I think it is fair to say that in the 200+ years of our brief history as a nation, this is probably the most corrupt Congress we have ever had in America. The way around this dilemma is to use ZIP codes under threat, duress, and coercion. Specifically, we are being threatened with subjugation (slavery?) to Congress for utilizing a neat sorting scheme which expedites the delivery of everyone's mail. This threat also means that we did not enter the "ZIP code contract" voluntarily, because we had to pay the full postage regardless of whether we used the ZIP code or not. But at least we retain our right to avoid becoming a slave to the Federal Reserve banks. The whole situation would be different if there were a different rate for mail addressed without ZIP codes, and if the federal government would fully disclose the jurisdictional trap which it has created with ZIP codes. The federal government's failure to disclose fully all the terms and conditions attached to its contracts means that the federal government is guilty of fraud, pure and simple. And fraud nullifies, or "vitiates" everything it touches, all the way back to the beginning, even if that's your original birth certificate, or your original SS-5 Social Security application (not the SSN or SS card, but the application for an SSN). Recall now that the New York banking establishment refers to our money as Federal Reserve Accounting Unit Devices (F-R-A-U-D). For your information, I have enclosed some additional information on this problem. Please feel free to share these materials with anyone you choose. Our research is open and available to the public, because we have nothing to hide. We are passionate and dedicated to restoring Constitutional government to America, whereby the rights of individuals are supreme. Governments at all levels should be our public servants, because we are the public and they are the servants. They should not be permitted to utilize threat, duress, and coercion to extort our cooperation with their fraudulent debt schemes. It is just as illegal for them to do it as it is for you and I to do it! Thanks so much for your interest and for keeping an open mind at this most difficult time in our nation's history. Sincerely yours, /s/ John E. Trumane Account for Better Citizenship # # # c/o general delivery San Rafael, California Postal Zone 94901/tdc