By Anna Von Reitz
You just can not under-estimate the value of talking with other people and hearing things that are new or from a different perspective. This seminar has already reminded me of things I haven't thought of in years and pointed out some issues that may be a cause of concern for us, mainly because the bureaucrats are constantly "Moving the Cheese" and changing offices like a revolving door.
Although most of us have no particular cause to think deeply about it, the current political system does not allow for any steady or lasting change, because every four years opens up the possibility of a completely different political agenda opening up and every eight years, for sure, there will be a massive change.
This has the effect of revving up a Jumbo Jet or a Supertanker, spending two and a half years getting it moving, facing another disruptive election cycle, and then having to push forward again in hopes of being able to get something accomplished.
The good news is that if you get a bad regime you get to change it every four years, the bad news is the disruption this change causes and the zoom-bust effect it has on government operations. Just think of a Jumbo Jet luffing into the air for a fifteen minute flight and you will get the flavor of it, and the reason that no matter what your political persuasion, this is not an optimum way to run such a big albatross as the US Federal Government.
Within that four year cycle are many other disruptive changes that always occur at the Cabinet and Agency levels, where it is not uncommon to have two or three new bosses in the course of four or five years. This has its own miniature tsunami effect, within the larger disaster of the General Election Cycle.
And it is the overall crash and burn effect and constant change that all this causes that has me concerned and thinking--- what if something as fundamental as your repudiation of Federal Citizenship just conveniently got "lost" in the myriad changeovers? Even worse, what if it is --- secretly, of course, corporate policy to scrape the records clean and start over every change in administration, or even every change of appointment?
Given the other things the "governmental services corporations" do, to hide information and change reference numbers, etc., ---a process that we call "Moving the Cheese--- it is practically a no-brainer that they would use changes of the guards in this insane asylum as an excuse to "accidentally-on-purpose" neglect to pass on information to the incoming politicos.
Information about your political status would be a very likely victim. So, if you are like me, and you fully informed the United States Secretary of State of your declared political status years ago, it may be time to do so, again.
One of the Very Good Points that David Straight makes in his presentation is that the United States Code exists as a means for us to hold our employees to account, or, from my perspective, to remind them of what their own self-acknowledged duty is and what their published corporate policies say. When you look into their mirror, you see a codified Public Policy that is supposed to drive their private corporate operations.
So according to their own published system of things, those of us who owe a permanent allegiance to a State fall under the Definitions found in Title 8, --specifically, 8 USC 1101 (a) 21. Now, they will try to say that this particular bit of Federal Code applies only to the natives of American Samoa for reasons I don't at this moment pretend to understand--- and I am more than prepared to believe that for internal domestic "Federal Purposes" this is true, but for non-domestic (with respect to the Federales) use it also applies.
We are American State Nationals who live and breathe and have our being outside the Federal hegemony.
In order to make them understand we need to make full use of this double - entendre --- and demonstrate the application of the American State National status (Wisconsinite, Coloradan, Californian, etc.) non-domestically, by making sure that the U.S. Secretary of State receives a periodic reminder in the form of a Declaration of Political Status Repudiating Federal Citizenship.
This is not the same as Expatriating your various Persons from Federal Jurisdiction and is not the same as going to a U.S. Embassy and doing a wholesale repudiation of all citizenship.
We retain our State National status in any event, always, which means that we remain attached to The United States, and if we so choose, can also retain our State Citizenship. All we are "repudiating" is any foreign British Territorial or Federal Municipal Citizenships being "presumed" and "conferred" upon us without our knowledge or consent.
You can't Mix and Match political status as an American. We have only one form of Citizenship---- State Citizenship, which has nothing to do with either Territorial or Municipal United States citizenship. So as we are reclaiming and asserting our State National and/or State Citizenship political status, it is probably a good and necessary precaution in view of the revolving door nature of political office elections and appointments to send a copy of such a Declaration to each new U.S. Secretary of State.
I have, of course, done this in the past and have denied any Federal connection abundantly and on the record, but just the same, after hearing David speak, I think I shall "re-up" my credentials as a non-Federal, non-domestic, non-citizen by sending a new Declaration to Michael Pompeo.
Do I really trust any of these characters farther than I could throw them? No.
So why trust multiple generations of these actors to keep decent records, especially when those records deny them power?
At least by going that extra mile and sending and recording one more piece of paper, nobody could say that I acquiesced, or there was no record on file, or plead that their dog ate my clearly enunciated denial of having ever voluntarily adopted any form of Federal Citizenship.
And then I will record it and the mailing receipts and green Return Receipt Requested card for good measure.
This is far from a desirable circumstance. We would all wish that once would be enough, but if we keep working and developing our own Recording Offices we can look forward to the day when we have an efficient, trustworthy, professional and stable government instead of an endlessly changing political sideshow. Until then, better safe than sorry.