By Anna Von Reitz
There are a number of questions that must be asked--- and answered--- by each one of us. Before asking the first and most fundamental question and not inviting
anyone to blurt out any answers at this point, I want to make my own position clear. I do not now and have never advocated any act of violence, insurrection, or treason
against the Constitution. I view the actual Constitution as a flawed contract, but a contract that provides us
with protections and guarantees we would not have otherwise. Those protections and guarantees are supremely valuable once we place ourselves in a position
wherein we can exercise them. So let’s begin with what the actual Constitution is--- and let’s make it clear that
when I say “The” Constitution or use the singular form of the word, I am talking about the real American deal ---and when I use the plural form of the word, I am
talking about constitutions in general as a class of legal instruments.
All constitutions, then, are debt agreements--- and so is ours. These debt agreements are generally divided into two classes--- equity constitutions and service constitutions, and in some cases, like ours----both equity and service areinvolved in the contract itself.
The equity is in the nineteen rights known as “powers” which the states delegated to the federal government. The debt is owed to the federal government for performing
the stipulated services and accepting the associated liabilities of the states, which would otherwise have to provide these services. The parties to this odd agreement are not our actual land jurisdiction states, but
corporations they set up to act for them in the international jurisdiction of the sea. These are known as “states of states”, such as the State of Vermont; thus you will
see that the “States of America” are mutually and collectively a party to The Constitution for the united States of America, and the word “united” is merely an
adjective describing the fact that they are acting in common. So the states “united” acting through commercial companies known as “states of states” made an agreement with another entity, whose identity is purposefully obscured: the newly created “United States”. Unknown to the public then and to most Americans still, this was the United States Trading Company, which was formed from the old British colonial investment companies--- the Virginia Company, the New England Company, and others. Our fledgling union of states contracted away nineteen of their duties ---and the related rights--- to a British-owned and operated commercial company. They could hardly tell the rest of the people that after eight long years of war, they were getting back into bed with the British king and giving up a large portion of all that they had won including control of American commerce, American treaty-making, American trade policy, American defense capability, and much more. Our states were thus effectively controlled by the British king and emasculated,
indeed, castrated in international jurisdiction, even while our country was being born. By controlling our international defense forces, our foreign policy, our commerce, our currency, and our trade policies, the British king could do exactly what subsequent Monarchs have done---- use and abuse our resources, use our menand boys as gun fodder in wars for profit, use our women as factory and agricultural slaves, devalue our currency, and control our votes in every international assembly.
From the Founding Fathers’ side of it, their deal probably saved more than half the
loaf and forestalled yet another war with England. The crux of the matter was that
the Americans had no Navy to protect shipment of their cotton, tobacco, ore, timber,
wheat and other raw materials to Europe and the British stood at the dawn of the
Industrial Revolution, starving for those commodities. Our lack of a navy to protect
our commercial shipping and Britain’s lack of raw materials were the driving forces
behind the adoption of The Constitution.
It was a gross sacrifice of power, autonomy, and wealth on our part and a liability
laced with rich benefits for the British king and the colonial investment groups---
which included Americans, like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin,
and others you might know---on the other.
That said, and the motives of the Constitutional Convention fully exposed, the
participants did manage to save the entire land jurisdiction and also a very
substantial portion of undelegated powers in the international jurisdiction of the sea
for future generations. They chained the British king to an extent by setting limits on
what we have fallaciously called the “federal government”, and by securing
guarantees and obligations, including the obligation of the British Monarch to act as
the international trustee of Americans on the High Seas and Navigable Inland
The Constitution was executed by a group of Americans calling themselves “We, the
People”. To grasp what this implies requires us to go back over two hundred years
and learn some things we are never taught in school.
The word “people” means “militia” in Hebrew.
When Joshua conquered Canaan he led his “people” in battle----he was leading his
“militia”. Our Forefathers knew this, and so, when they said, “We, the People” they
knew that it meant “We, the Militia”---an important point that tends to be lost on us
Unlike an army, a militia has civilian officers. Also unlike an army, membership in a
militia is a birthright.
You are born as a member of a state militia.
You will also notice that the word “People” in “We, the People” is capitalized.
In contract law, capitalizing a word indicates a position of servitude or inferior
The men signing the Constitution were functioning as Fiduciary Deputies acting in
behalf of their states, and thus were both “people”--- that is, members of their
respective state militias, and, at the same time, public servants. That’s why in
referring to themselves they used the capital “P” on “People”. Yes, they were
members of the American Militia, but they were acting in a servile capacity while
conducting the public’s business.
So what “We, the People” communicates is really quite different from what everyone
assumes. Unless you are claiming to be a member of a state militia serving as a
business agent or fiduciary, you really shouldn’t be ramming around using “We, the
People” to describe yourselves.
All that said, all the lies and self-interest and double-dealing and double-speak
revealed, if we sort ourselves out and assert our proper political status, The
Constitution offers us a bulwark against tyranny even today and we would be foolish
to cast it aside or undermine it in any way.
Without the Constitution, we would be facing a most ruthless, powerful, and immoral
adversary: a desperate rogue international commercial conglomerate which is highly
motivated to murder its Priority Creditors----us, in other words.
If we give the Federal Government an excuse to kill us by operating outside The
Constitution they will profit five different ways:
1. First, they won’t have to pay us back what they already owe us----which is many,
many trillions of dollars.
2. Second, they will collect on million dollar – often multi-million dollar life insurance
policies-- they’ve placed on each one of us, naming their own precious corporation as
3. Third, they will seize and profit from all the “abandoned property” that would
result from a Civil War.
4. Fourth, they will avoid paying the retirement benefits they owe to millions of Baby
5. Fifth, they will charge the survivors for the “service” of killing us.
They’ve been trying for several years to get some kind of conflict going. They’ve
tried race hatred, religious hatred, sovereign citizen phobias and false flags--- all
without success. They would like nothing better than to have us start something for
The one thing standing in their way is the Constitution.
That is why any reckless talk against the Constitution or actions undermining the
Constitution plays into the hands of those who have defrauded and misused us for so
long and who in fact owe us so much.
In my opinion, whatever fault there may be in the Constitution, it is subject to far
gentler and more intelligent and certain means of reform than that provided by any
sort of insurrection.
The first question then, that each of us must answer is----do we support and defend
the Constitution, and proceed within its established framework to restore a fully
functioning American government, or do we, as some have suggested--- throw the
Constitution out with the bathwater and tread the same bloody road our forefathers
were forced to endure for eight long years?
My vote is to support and defend the Constitution, while seeking its full enforcement
and eventual reform, but there are voices raised among us who would have us
abandon the necessities of obeying The Constitution. These voices appeal to our
egos and our anger. They preach their own new gospel and they say that the people
can do anything they wish to do, change anything they want to change, simply by
taking a vote and a show of hands---- even such a sloppy ad hoc show of hands as
you can get on a teleconference call. This, we are told, is sufficient to set new
national frameworks in place.
I must ask of which nation, because it certainly isn’t mine.
No need, they tell us, to build an actual functioning restored government for the
organic states. No need to consider the tens of millions of Americans who have no
inkling of what we are discussing, who are not participating, and who have just as
much right to know and to take action in the own behalf as we do. No responsibility
to conduct honest elections. No need to honor anything from the past. No need for
Due Process. No need to respect the requirements of The Constitution. No need for
the Rule of Law. Everything, they say, is just whatever we say it is.
No doubt that these same people believe that we have rights without responsibilities,
and protections without duties, and can rule without obligation to anything or anyone
but ourselves. They are, mostly without knowing it, preaching anarchy and
insurrection and the destruction of the union of states--- not restoration and
empowerment of the actual counties and states, not the resumption of effective
Checks and Balances.
To me, the American Government is like a magnificent V8 engine that is presently
running on only two cylinders. I view it as our job to restore it and get it running
right. It requires us to be good mechanics, know our job, and use the right tools.
And we have inherited all the necessary tools.
Just as it would be foolhardy to try to fix a gas engine without understanding its
parts and how it works, we cannot restore our rightful government without
understanding its parts and how it works, yet the Pied Pipers among us want us to
believe that no such hard work on our parts is required.
I have the unenviable and unpopular duty of telling everyone that a lot of hard work,
soul-searching, and education is necessary, that you can’t just hand-wave your way
to a fully functioning American Republic after 150 years of fraud and neglect. It’s
going to take a lot of effort by a lot of people to restore America, and if we don’t do
it right, there is the very real danger that our remaining two cylinders will blow up in
The American Government --- as opposed to the US Government --- is set in a much
larger framework than just the structures and provisions established by The
Constitution. Remember that The Constitution deals only with the set up and
running of the United States---- a corporation responsible for providing nineteen
delegated services. Important as that chunk out of our loaf is, it says nothing about
our land jurisdiction and says nothing much about our retained non-delegated
powers in the international jurisdiction of the sea, beyond the bald statement
provided by Article X.
The Constitution tells us how the delegated services are to be provided and
organized and monitored and paid for and how the “Federal Government” is to be
limited and all that it is obligated to be and do--- and says nary a word about our
own state and county governments ruling the land jurisdiction, nary a word about
the exercise of the non-delegated powers retained in the international jurisdiction of
the sea by our union of states.
Why is that? It’s because those topics are simply not the subject matter of The
The Constitution is all about our deal with King George and who gets the juicy
government services contracts pertaining to that agreement and who controls what
aspects of international affairs, what the states are owed, and what they pay in
Why, then, would The Constitution talk about our own national state governments
operating the land jurisdiction of this country? Or even about the undelegated
powers in international jurisdiction retained by the people and the states under
It wouldn’t and it didn’t.
Generations of Americans have scoured The Constitution looking for answers how to
fix our broken government, but that is like reading a book about Barn Building, when
what we really need to know is How to Raise Cows. The subjects are somewhat
related, but only obliquely. Instructions for building hay mows and stanchions and
waste gutters give information by inference, but don’t directly instruct us in what we
need to know.
So in Article IV, The Constitution defines the evils of Bills of Attainder and forbids
them, and in Amendment VII makes it clear that the American people are owed
Common Law Courts, and in Article X it mentions that the states retained
undelegated powers not granted to the new United States government, but doesn’t
tell us how to object to Bills of Attainder, or which kind of “Common Law” Americans
are owed, or give us a list of the powers that the states and people retained.
So far as the writers of The Constitution were concerned it was assumed and we
were expected to know all that for ourselves—but somewhere in the mass confusion,
deceit, and fraud of the Civil War and the Reconstruction Acts---- we forgot.
We forgot who we are, what our states are, what their jurisdiction is, how their
powers are exercised, how they are meant to operate, and how to exercise the
power of checks and balances. And it’s the same way with our counties. We forgot
that the counties are the domain of the people and that the counties in turn control
Instead, the self-interested vermin in DC contrived to turn everything around and
upside down, to usurp upon our lawful counties and states and replace them via
fraud and deceit with corporate franchises willing to do anything and everything their
parent corporations in the District of Columbia demand. They even contrived to
mischaracterize us and our political status, to demean and defraud us by the use and
abuse of unilateral and undisclosed contracts to entrap, ensnare, and enclose upon
the very people these monsters are hired and paid to protect.
So here we are in 2017, finally dispensing with the fog and corruption and
destruction of the Civil War, finally getting rid of the carpetbaggers, and working to
see our rightful government restored.
Let it be noted that the Missing Pieces are all on our side.
The US Government created by The Constitution is corrupt and arrogant and lawless
after 150 years of running wild, but it is still kicking. It’s the American Government
that is MIA.
It’s the actual American states that no longer answer roll call and act to prevent
federal usurpation of their power. It’s the actual American counties that no longer
lawfully assemble and do the job of directing the states. It’s our government that is
on the ropes, firing on only two cylinders----and it’s because our counties and states
have been enfranchised and unlawfully converted by the so-called “federal
government” into mere franchises of their own commercial corporations that Checks
and Balances no longer work to prevent federal overreach, usurpation, and
It is because we have ignorantly allowed ourselves to be called “citizens of the
United States” and allowed our political status to be misrepresented and
mischaracterized, too, that we are oppressed and abused and presumed upon by
these foreign interlopers.
If we are to restore our rightful government and learn to use the power of The
Constitution we are owed, we must first restore and hone the American
Government--- the lawful, unincorporated counties and states of the land
jurisdiction, and restore ourselves as the people of our respective fifty nation-states.
The key is in our hands. It is up to us to turn it in the lock.
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