On Being Afraid in Court

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B.W. Cornwell B.W. Cornwell's picture
On Being Afraid in Court

It's natural to have fear of talking in public and another thing again to fear the judges and other agents of government. One that's justifiable too knowing they will do whatever to TRIP you up in anything you say or don't say. How does one shit and get off the pot at the same time? But my fear in learning how to exercise my SOVEREIGN rights has had me thinking that the judge will just roll right over anything I say and do. And I don't work or act well under pressure or fear. So, while transcribing one of Bill Thornton's lectures on Sovereignty I came upon my solution; and it's a solution that is backed by the Supreme Court. Let's me paste what I transcribed and see what I'm getting at. I'll attach the Documents below as well.


In SOVEREIGNTY of the PEOPLE go down the page about half way to RESERVATION OF SOVEREIGNTY

This case is the one that supports the idea that you can be a CITIZEN for some purposes and not for others.

There was an Indian Tribe that had a contract with a Corporation to do some mining. The Corporation brought in all this equipment, set up the operation, started hauling the minerals off the land, and the two had been splitting the profits of this operation. That was part of the CONTRACT. Everything was fine until one day the Indian Council had a meeting and the council decided they should have an “extraction tax”. That way the Corporation would have to pay their extraction tax. Well, the Corporation squealed loud at that and this case wound up going all the way to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court said : It is one thing to find that the Tribe has agreed to sell the right to use the land and take valuable minerals from it, and quite another to find that the Tribe has abandoned its sovereign powers simply because it has not expressly reserved them through a contract. To presume that a sovereign forever waives the right to exercise one of its powers unless it expressly reserves the right to exercise that power in a commercial agreement turns the concept of sovereignty on its head. Merrion v. Jicarilla Apache Tribe; Amoco Production Company v. Jicarilla Apache Indian Tribe, 455 U.S. 130, 131, 102 S.Ct. 894, 71 L.Ed.2d 21 (1981)

In the contract the Indian Tribe failed to RESERVE their sovereign rights. It doesn't make any difference they still have them. Now, you want to apply that to anything? How about Social Security contracts? Or Vehicle Code contracts? It doesn't make any difference YOU STILL HAVE YOUR SOVEREIGN RIGHTS.


Just because you have a social security agreement doesn't mean you are not still sovereign. And just because I have (had) a driver's license as a person subjected by their codes and statutes doesn't mean I gave up my rights as a people.

Now back to my FEAR. Even knowing about sovereignty I still didn't FEEL it. I could recall what this and that means but I didn't have that "in my heart" to be able to act upon it. And the reason I didn't is because of that one statement about sovereignty and my ability to be able to have THE answer for when or if the judge tested me on that. So no matter what these AGENTS say, as long as "we remain sociable" and polite we can always RESERVE our Sovereign Rights and state the case law that supports it. Just knowing allows me to "feel it". Of course, never being "up in court" is going to be a "thrill(er)" just the same. But at least I have one more point that let's me know for sure they can't take away anything as long as it is in MY COURT.

Here's is what Bill Thornton also stated about this case:

"I have put this case in my paperwork but I never argued it. I just put it in their for them to read."

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M. R. Hamilton M. R. Hamilton's picture
We may not feel it the first time but,

This makes a good point. I think most of us don't feel it even the first time going into court. I didn't start to feel my sovereignty until afterror I filed my paperwork challenging jurisdiction of the inferior court and time past without a response.  I felt it a little more when I filed my judgment.  But u didn't really feel it until after the 30 days oedered to show just cause why my order was invalid had past. Then I knew and then I no longer feared government or its agents.  

No matter what we learn there will always be at least a little doubt in the backs of our minds until we have our own experience.  Well, I think that is how it will be until those of us who have the  courage to enforce our sovereignty make this commonplace again. The goal is not just to reclaim our sovereignty.  It is to erase the fear for others and that is what makes those of us on the forefront of this movement heroes.  I had it easy, because my case was all paper. You guys who have stood before a judge and stood your ground in spite of your life long conditioning are the real heros. My hat is off to all of you and you have my heartfelt respect. I consider it an honor to know all of you.

M. R. Hamilton
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AmericanQueen AmericanQueen's picture
I never go into court. What

I never go into court. What business does a living man have in a fictional maritime court? NONE. File "Special Appearance" with the court clerk and go home.

"It is easier to fool people than it is to convince people they've been fooled." ~ Mark Twain

Can this be done after a man

Can this be done after a man has become aware that the court has NO Legal Authority over a living human being?  A judge but a plea in on his behalf and he is fighting that on top of the fictitious allegations being brought against him.

Annie McShane

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