By Anna Von Reitz
Let's make this very, very clear for everyone in the Patriot Movement.
Our State Assemblies are the Government of each State of the Union. And as Governments, they are not social clubs. The use of the word "membership" in reference to a State Assembly does not imply "club membership".
We are part of a State Assembly the moment we are born.
Our nationality is set by the land and soil on which we are born. Period. We start our lives in "original jurisdiction" ---- as State Nationals of a State of the Union. We are born as Virginians, Wisconsinites, New Yorkers, Texans, etc., and there is nothing we can do about it.
It is a lifelong, immutable, permanent identity marker and we are owed this political status as State Nationals throughout our lives as long as we claim it. It can't be taken from us by any amount of legal chicanery so long as we know who we are and declare it and record it.
To change our basic political identity once claimed and declared, requires a lengthy list of actions undertaken on our part to become anything else, including any form of U.S. Citizen or citizen of the United States.
However, as I explained to a reader this morning, our political status is something that we have to actively claim, declare, and record before it properly attaches to us.
If we leave the question of whether we are Americans or Brits or Portugese up in the air, anyone is free to presume whatever they want about our political status and nationality. It's a fine thing to be eligible to claim our birthright as Americans, but if we don't actually do it and don't publish our claim, our failure to do the laundry list to change our political status proves nothing.
Non-action only becomes evidence in our favor by averment. That is, we have to take the positive action of declaring and recording our political status as Americans before our inaction in failing to claim U.S. Citizenship becomes indicative of anything.
If we were born as U.S. Citizens or citizens of the United States, no such action to adopt those political statuses would be necessary, and our inaction with respect to the foreign Naturalization Statutes would be taken for granted.
As I taught my son early on, hot metal looks like cold metal, and a baby Brit washed up on American soil looks identical to an American baby. So "Whose little girl are you?" becomes a question requiring an urgent and definite answer.
We all start out in this same political status as American State Nationals and absent a bunch of crap from our erring employees making False Claims otherwise, this is our political status from birth to age 21 when we can choose to stay in the State National status or accept the rights and responsibilities of State Citizenship.
State Citizenship is a grave responsibility and requires us to do the work of self-governance, including serving on juries and in the Assembly militia. It requires you to participate in elections, attend meetings, and make decisions.
There is only one automatic way to lose State Citizenship once you've accepted it, and that is by accepting a job with the Federal Government or some other foreign government or becoming the Dependent of such a foreign government.
In actual life, we may "unchoose" the State Citizen role and fall back into State National status as a result of other circumstances, too. You are a mother with ten kids below the age of fifteen? You are 75 and don't want to be bothered with Public Duty anymore? You have cancer and are fighting for your life? Your Mother has Alzheimers and requires constant care?
We may go back and forth from State National to State Citizen to State National repeatedly in the course of our lives, but the only thing that will reliably and definitely remove us from the State Citizen status once we have accepted it, is employment or dependency on a foreign government.
And in no case whatsoever does any State Coordinator or any Assembly Officer have any authority at all to deny the nationality of anyone nor any power to strip any American above the age of 21 of State Citizenship --absent the one disqualifier of working for a foreign government or being a dependent of a foreign government.
So maybe I need to make it clear what "dependency" on a Foreign Government entails. It means that you are receiving sufficient unearned support payments known as welfare benefits from the Federal Government or other layer of foreign government to live on.
Note--- the payments have to be: (1) unearned, and (2) sufficient to pay for at least a minimum lifestyle with food, rent, utilities, clothes and other basics of life included.
This means that EARNED retirement pensions and services of all kinds, Social Security, Military Pensions, Civil Service pensions---- anything that you earned or that your spouse earned or for example, Social Security Dependent benefits paid to children of deceased parents who vested in that system, or anything spun off of such earned pensions and insurances like Unemployment Insurance that you paid into, do not make anyone a Federal Dependent.
To be a Federal Dependent and disqualified from State Citizenship as a result, requires that what you are receiving from the gubmint is free gratis, unearned, simple, flat-out welfare.
Acceptance of a gift, like the one-or however-many-time CARES Act disbursement don't make anyone a Federal Dependent, either --- it's not sufficient to stand as a full living grant and as a gift "conferred" without asking for it and without reference to any need on your part, does not qualify as any kind of welfare, either.
I have heard that some State Coordinators are getting too big for their britches, and have been requiring "background checks" as a requirement for people to join their State Assembly.
So let's put that to permanent rest, too.
Background checks may be a reasonable condition of employment in sensitive jobs, such as Assembly Sheriffs, or State Assembly Treasurers, but conditions of employment have absolutely nothing to do with political status or being part of the State Assembly.
There is no requirement for background checks to join a State Assembly and I am appalled that anyone thought, taught, or said that there was.