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Sunday, October 1, 2023

International Public Notice: Sloppy Language Kills

 By Anna Von Reitz

For the first four years --- nearly five --- of our country's political existence, the Federation of States handled all external international and global business.  

Then, in 1781, but still during The War of Independence, the Continental Congress delegated the responsibility of commercial business management to the Confederation.  

The Federation of States was left in control of International Trade and the new Confederation doing business as "the States of America" took over commercial (incorporated) business affairs.  

Here is the junction where sloppy language becomes a big problem.  

The Federation is made up of the member States -- the physically defined States of the Union we always think of.  

The Confederation was made up of member "States of States" which are businesses under contract to the States to provide government services.  

Over time, people began calling these "States of States" ---like the State of Maine--- first "Confederate States" and finally, just plain "States".  

This sloppiness blurred the line between the actual physically defined States and the associated States-of-State because people were referring to both using the same word: "State". 

This leads to profound misunderstandings. 

We can naturally mistake what kind of "State" we are referring to in documents and conversations, if we start referring to the State of California (one of the Confederate States) as "California" (one of the Federation States).  

In our research we discovered that this lapse of language occurred extensively in the years leading up to the Civil War, so much so that it was difficult to distinguish the context of numerous documents. 

Initially, we thought that the Federation required State Electors to be "white landowners above the age of 21" -- but in fact, it was the Confederation that had this requirement.  

Our Federation of physically-defined States only requires that Electors be free, that is, not in a condition of slavery or indentured servitude, and have attained the age of majority.  Every eligible Elector is considered to be a "landowner" as all free men and women are in possession of their body: "dust thou art and to dust returneth".  Members of the Federation Congress must be at least 35 years of age and our President must have attained the age of 45 years.  

Thus, there are no racial or land ownership requirements to be a Federation official, officer, or Elector. Federation and State Assembly Justices, Jurors and Court Officers can be any color or creed. Our last Federation President was a black man, the Grandson of George Washington's Aide-de-Camp.  

It was this same confusion that led so many Americans and people worldwide to mistake the nature of the so-called American Civil War, too, which was commonly called "the War between the States" to promote the idea that the actual States were the combatants in this illegal Mercenary Conflict.

We have substantively proven that this conflict was between the States-of-States and not the actual States, by a process of positive evidence and a process of negative averment, affirming the same conclusions.

In terms of positive evidence, all the Muster Rolls and Induction paperwork is related to business entities.  Unknowingly, soldiers in the Civil War and ever since, have been signing up to serve as mercenaries serving corporations, not bodies politic.  They were never given full disclosure of this fact.   

In 1863, Lincoln bankrupted "the United States of America" (Incorporated), and thus, also, the franchises thereof--- the Northern States-of-States; we know from this circumstance that the combatants were corporations. 

Actual States have State Immunity and are not eligible for public bankruptcy protection. 

We also deduce the illegal and commercial nature of the conflict from the following facts: 

1. No Congress ever issued a Declaration of War; 

2. No formal peace process or Peace Treaty ending the Civil War was ever recorded -- only a form of Armistice resulting from Lee's Surrender at Appomattox; 

3. President Andrew Johnson declared "peace on the land" via three public proclamations, but these verbal contracts with the civilian population were immediately dishonored by the British Territorial Congress Lincoln used to conduct business in the "absence" of the American Confederation Delegations. They set up military districts to extend the power of the District of Columbia government into the States of the Union in breach of trust and service contract.  These "carpetbagger courts" created in May of 1865 have remained in operation ever since; 

4. The Reconstruction (that is, bankruptcy Reorganization) required was outlined by the Territorial Congress as the Reconstruction Acts, nearly all of which remain on the books and in effect to this day; 

5.  Successive Territorial and Municipal Congresses have operated under pretense of "emergency" and "war", following a practice of declaring "war" on something every two years -- Cold War, War on Poverty, War on Drugs, etc., to maintain an excuse for pernicious British Territorial occupation of this country.  

6. The members of the Federation Government ---which was owed the return of all delegated powers of the Confederation the moment the Confederation failed  --- were attacked by Lincoln's thugs, burned out of their homes, falsely accused of crimes, murdered, ambushed, slandered, and forced to flee to other countries and to the far frontiers of the Northwest Territories; 

7. Thus, an American Raj was established by foreign corporations, most especially, the British Crown, and the Municipal Government of Rome, and the horrors inflicted by this new brand of Colonial Feudalism have reflected the same oppressions, lies, omissions, and abuses that Mahatma Gandhi exposed in India a hundred years ago; 

8. Now we and all the still-occupied (since WWII) countries of Western Europe and the former British Commonwealth are being threatened by the same corporations in the form of the WEF -- a Municipal Corporation styling itself as "the World Economic Forum" and the UN CORP another Municipal Corporation styling itself as "the United Nations Corporation".  

9. These heinous monsters follow the banner of "national socialism" --- and have forgotten who really owns their corporations and under which law their corporations are created and allowed to endure. 

They have admitted that we, the General Public of this country and our lawful government, own their corporations via their frequent and repeated abuse of public bankruptcy protection. 

We are the Principals and Priority Creditors owed all substance and control of these corporations and we have invoked their prosecution for unlawful activity under the Ecclesiastical Law that created them.  

There can be no doubt that every member corporation in the "World Economic Forum" and every corporation purporting to represent other countries in the "United Nations" enfranchisement scheme, is the literal property of our government or another lawful European or former Commonwealth government which has been illegally and immorally occupied by military services that depend upon us both for their personnel and their funding. 

Whereupon we call upon every American, every European, every African, every Japanese, every Indian --- all people worldwide who have been robbed, oppressed, defrauded, and violently attacked by this gang of Liars and Thieves and Murderers, to stand up against Satanism and all that it has promoted via the abuse of Legal Fiction Persons and Phoenician (Phony) Courts to create a form of Corporate Feudalism more damning than the Feudalism of the Middle Ages.  

We are the Employers, the Owners, and the Principals.  

The CEOs and Generals and Admirals and Presidents and Boards of Directors and Boards of Governors running these delusional corporations are merely professional middlemen who have failed to perform their duties owed to us by law and contract. 

Like any employees who defraud and harm their employers, they need to be replaced and their positions need to be defunded.  

The offending corporations need to be liquidated or forfeited to our (meaning the impacted lawful governments) direct control under new management --  not limited to:  all the enfranchised members of the UN CORP, and the various iterations of US CONGRESS, United States Congress, Inc., SERCO, Senior Executive Services, Inc., ALPHABET, INC., Alphabet, Inc., MINDBOX, INC., Mindbox, Inc., MICROSOFT, INC., Microsoft, Inc., DARPA, INC.,  Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Inc.

Issued by: Anna Maria Riezinger, Fiduciary
                 The United States of America 
                 In care of: Box 520994
                 Big Lake, Alaska 99652

October 1st 2023

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Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

 Rev. Fr. Leonard Goffine's

The Church's Year

At the Introit of the Mass the Church prays for the peace which God has promised by His prophets:

INTROIT Give peace, O Lord, to them that patiently wait for thee, that thy prophets may be found faithful: hear the prayers of thy servant, and of thy people Israel. (Ecclus. XXXVI. 18.) I rejoiced at the things that were said to me: we shall go into the house of the Lord. (Ps. CXXI. 1.) Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

COLLECT O Lord, inasmuch as without Thee we are not able to please Thee, let Thy merciful pity rule and direct our hearts, we beseech Thee. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the Unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end, Amen.

EPISTLE (I Cor. I. 4-8.) Brethren, I give thanks to my God always for you, for the grace of God that is given you in Christ Jesus, that in all things you are made rich in him, in all utterance and in all knowledge: as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you, so that nothing is wanting to you in any grace, waiting for the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ who also will confirm you into the end without crime, in the day of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

EXPLANATION St. Paul shows in this epistle that he possesses true love for his neighbor, because he rejoices and thanks God that he enriched the Corinthians with different graces and gifts, thus confirming the testimony of Christ in them, so that they could without fear expect His arrival for judgment. - Do thou also rejoice, with St. Paul, for the graces given to thy neighbor, for this is a mark of true charity.

Tenth Sunday After PentecostGOSPEL (Matt. IX. 1-8.) At that time, Jesus entering into a boat, passed over the water, and came into his own city. And behold, they brought to him one sick of the palsy lying in a bed. And Jesus seeing their faith, said to the man sick of the palsy: Be of good heart, son; thy sins are forgiven thee. And behold, some of the Scribes said within themselves: He blasphemeth. And Jesus seeing their thoughts, said: Why do you think evil in your hearts? whether it is easier to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins (then said he to the man sick of the palsy): Arise, take up thy bed, and go into thy house. And he arose, and went into his house. And the multitude seeing it feared, and glorified God who had given such power to men.

EXPLANATIONS

I. Those who brought this sick man to Christ, give us a touching example of how we should take care of the sick and help them according to our ability. Christ was so well pleased with their faith and charity, that He cured the man sick of the palsy, and forgave him his sins. Hence we learn how we might assist many who are diseased in their soul, if we would lead them to God by confiding prayer, by urgent admonitions, or by good example.

II. Christ did not heal the man sick of the palsy until He had forgiven him his sins, by this He wished to teach us, that sins are often the cause of sicknesses and other evils, by which we are visited, and which God would remove from us if we were truly repentant. This doctrine Jesus confirmed, when He said to the man, who had been sick for thirty-eight years: Sin no more, lest some worse thing happen to thee. (John V. 14.) Would that this were considered by those who so often impetuously demand of God to be freed from their evils, but do not intend to free themselves from their sins, which are the cause of these evils, by a sincere repentance.

III. "He blasphemeth." Thus thought the Jews, in their perverted hearts, of Christ, because they believed that He in remitting the sins of the sick man, usurped the rights of God and thus did Him a great injury; for it is blasphemy to think, say, or do any thing insulting to God or His saints. But these Jews did not consider that they by their rash judgment calumniated God, since they blasphemed Christ who by healing the sick man, and by numerous other works had clearly proved His God-head. If Christ so severely reprimanded the Jews, who would not recognize Him as God, for a blasphemous thought against Him, what will He do with those Christians who, though they wish to be adorers of God and His Son, nevertheless, utter blasphemies, curses, and profanations of the holy Sacraments?

IV. When Jesus saw their thoughts, He said: Why do you think evil in your hearts? This may be taken to heart by those who think that thoughts are free from scrutiny, and who never think to confess their evil and shameful thoughts. God; the most Holy and most just, will, nevertheless, not leave a voluntary unchaste, proud, angry, revengeful, envious thought unpunished, any more than an idle word. (Matt, XII. 36.) The best remedy against evil thoughts would be the recollection that God who searches the heart sees them, and will punish them.

PRAYER How great, O Jesus! is Thy love and mercy towards poor sinners, since Thou not only forgavest the sins of the man sick of palsy, but calling him son, didst console and heal him! This Thy love encourages me to beg of Thee the grace, that we may rise from our bed of sins by true penance, amend our life, and through the ways of Thy commandments enter the house of eternal happiness.

INSTRUCTION ON INDULGENCES

Be of good heart, son, thy sins are forgiven thee. (Matt. IX. 2.)

The same that Christ says to the man sick of the palsy, the priest says to every contrite sinner in the confessional, and thus remits the crime or the guilt of his sins, and the eternal punishment, by virtue of the authority given him by God. But since sins not only bring with them guilt and eternal punishment, but also temporal1 and indeed spiritual or supernatural punishment, such as, painful conditions of the soul, as well in this world as in purgatory, and natural ones, as: poverty, disease, all sorts of adversities and accidents, we should endeavor to liberate ourselves from them by means of indulgences.

What is an indulgence?

It is a total or partial remission of the temporal punishment which man would have to suffer either in this or the next life, after the sins have been remitted.

How do we know that after the remission of the sins there still remains temporal punishment?

From holy Scripture; for our first parents after the forgiveness of their sin, were still afflicted with temporal punishment. (Gen. III.) God likewise forgave the sins of the children of Israel, who murmured so often against Him in the desert, but not their punishment, for He excluded them from the Promised Land, and caused them to die in the desert. (Num. XIV.) Moses and Aaron experienced the same, on account of a slight want of confidence in God. (Num. XX. 12., Deut. XXXII. 51. 52.) David, indeed, received pardon from God through the Prophet Nathan for adultery and murder, (II Kings XII.) still he had to endure heavy temporal punishment. Finally, faith teaches us, that we are tortured in purgatory for our sins, until we have paid the last farthing. (Matt. V. 26.)

Did the Church always agree with this doctrine of Scripture?

Yes; for she always taught, that by the Sacrament of Penance the guilt and eternal punishment, due to sin, are indeed forgiven for the sake of the infinite merits of Jesus, but that temporal punishment still remains, for which the sinner must do penance. Even in the earliest ages she imposed great penances upon sinners for their sins which were already forgiven. For instance, murder or adultery was punished by a penance of twenty years; perjury, eleven; fornication, denial of faith or fortune-telling, by seven years of severe penance with fasting, etc. During this time it was not allowed to travel, except on foot, to be present at the holy Sacrifice of the Mass, or to receive the holy Eucharist. If the penitents showed a great zeal for penance and sincere amendment, or if distinguished members of the Church, particularly martyrs, interceded for them, the bishops granted them an indulgence, that is, they remitted the remaining punishment either totally or partially. In our days, on account of the weakness of the faithful, the Church is lenient. Besides the ecclesiastical, the spiritual punishments which would have to be suffered either here or in purgatory for the taking away of sins, are shortened and mitigated by indulgences through he treasure of the communion of saints.

Has the Church the power to remit temporal punishments, or to grant indulgences?

The Council of Trent expressly states, that the Church has power to grant indulgences, (Sess. 25.) and this statement it supports by the words of Christ. For as Christ protests: Amen, I say to you, whatsoever you shall bind upon earth, shall be bound also in heaven; so He also promised, that whatever the Church looses upon earth, is ratified and loosed in heaven. Whatsoever you shall loose upon earth, shall be loosed also in heaven. (Matt. XVIII. 18.) Even an apostle granted an indulgence. In the person and by the power of Christ, that his spirit might be saved in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ, (II Cor. II. 10.; I Cor. V. 4. 5.) St. Paul forgave the incestuous Corinthian, upon whom he had imposed a heavy punishment.

What is meant by saying, indulgences are granted out of the treasury of the saints or of the Church?

By this is meant that God, by the Church, remits the temporal punishment due to sin for the sake of the merits of Christ and the saints, and supplies, as it were, by these merits what is still wanting in our satisfaction.

What kinds of indulgences are there?

Two; plenary and partial indulgences. A plenary indulgence, if rightly gained, remits all ecclesiastical and temporal punishment, which we would otherwise have to expiate by penance. A partial indulgence, however, remits only so many days or years of the temporal punishment, as, according to the penitential code of the primitive ages of the Church; the sinner would have been obliged to spend in severe penance. Hence the name forty day's indulgence, etc.

What is a Jubilee?2

It is a plenary indulgence, which the pope grants to the faithful of the entire world, whereby all the temporal punishments of sin, even in cases reserved to the pope or the bishops, are remitted, and forgiven in the name of God, if the sinner confesses contritely and receives the holy Eucharist and has a firm purpose of doing penance.

What is required to gain an indulgence?

First, that we should be in the state of grace, and have already obtained, by true repentance, forgiveness of those sins, the temporal punishment of which is to be remitted by the indulgence; and secondly, that we should exactly perform the good works prescribed for the gaining of the indulgence.

Do indulgences free us from performing works of penance?

By no means: for there are few in the proper state to receive a plenary indulgence in its fulness, since not only purity of soul is necessary but also the inclination to sin must be rooted out, it therefore cannot be the intention of the Church to free us from all works of penance by granting us indulgences. She cannot act contrary to the word of Jesus: Unless you do penance, you shall all likewise perish. Luke XIII. 3.) She rather wishes to assist our weakness, to supply our inability to do the required penance, and to contribute what is wanting in our penance, by applying the satisfaction of Christ and the saints to us by indulgences. If we, therefore, do not wish to do penance for our own sins, we shall have no part in the merits of others by indulgences.

Can indulgences be gained for the souls of the faithful departed?

Yes, by way of suffrage, so far as we comply with the required conditions, and thus beg of God, for the merits of His Son and the saints, to release the souls in purgatory. Whether God receive this petition or not, remains with Him, He will act only according to the condition of the deceased. We must, therefore, not depend upon the indulgences and good works which may be performed for us after death, but rather endeavor, during our life-time, to secure our salvation by leading a pious life; by our own good works and by the gaining of indulgences.

What follows from the doctrine of the Church concerning indulgences?

That an indulgence is no grant or license to commit sin, as the enemies of the Church falsely assert; that an indulgence grants no forgiveness of sins past or future, much less is permission given to commit sin; that no Catholic can believe that by gaming indulgences he is released from penance, or other good works, free from the fight with his evil inclinations, passions and habits, from compensating for injuries, repairing scandals, from retrieving neglected good, and glorifying God by works and sufferings; but that indulgences give nothing else than partial or total remission of temporal punishment; that they remind us of our weakness and lukewarmness which is great when compared with the zeal and fervor of the early Christians; that they impel us to satisfy the justice of God according to our ability. Finally, they remind us to thank God continually that He gave the Church a means in the inexhaustible treasure of the merits of Christ and His saints, to help our weakness and to supply what is wanting in our penance.


1. See Instruction on Satisfaction on the fourth Sunday in Advent.

2. The word jubilee signifies deliverance, remittance. With the Jews every fiftieth year was so called, and all the prisoners and slaves were to be set free in this year, according to the command of God, the inheritances which had been sold, restored to their masters, the debts cancelled, and the earth left untilled. This was a year of grace and rest for the Jews. This Jubilee of the Jews is a figure of the Catholic jubilee, in which the captives of sin and Satan are liberated, the debt of sin remitted, and the inheritance of heaven, which the sinner had sold to Satan, is restored to him.