The Power of the Sovereign
It is a maxim consecrated in public law as well as
common sense and the necessity of the case, that a sovereign is answerable
for his acts only to his God and to his own conscience. [Bouvier's Law
Dictionary, 14th Edition, 1870] [in definition of "United States of America"]
To understand the True American Way, we must understand the principle of
sovereignty. We have previously shown that we are sovereign, but we have not
fully seen how we are to exercise our power or control. Once we understand
these principles, the knowledge of our sovereignty will bear the fruit of our
The U.S. Government did not just derive itself. The country was founded on
July 4, 1776, and the form of our current government was ratified on June 21,
1789. There is a 13 year gap between the Declaration of Independence and the
ratification of the Constitution. It is internationally recognized that the
birth of this nation occurred on July 4th, 1776. A great war was fought to
prove that we were Independent, that war was won and the King of England in
1783 ceded (legally transferred) his sovereignty over the colonies to the
American Colonists and their posterity (the Peace of Paris). That treaty is
recognized under International Law and therefore it is impossible for the U.S.
Government to truly change that sovereignty by its own actions, lest the Law of
Nations be sundered.
The sons of liberty used the Declaration of Independence as a tool to win the
support of arms of colonial men. It was a compact between the colonial
legislators and the People, in effect, "If you but fight and win this war
you will claim for yourselves and your posterity, your unalienable rights under
God." The war was won and the sons of liberty delivered on their contract;
by securing sovereignty for the People, not the legislators.
Sovereignty is the authority by which we claim our rights including Life,
Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. As long as our rights do not infringe
upon the rights of others by the Law of Sovereignty we are at
liberty. This is why statutory law has no true power over us. That is why the
government cannot force us to act as the majority pleases, because each and
everyone of us is a Sovereign Citizen.
It is our very sovereignty that lends lawful power to the Constitution.
For the sake of argument, suppose that China , the most populous nation on
Earth, became a democracy. Suppose that every citizen in China voted to annex
the United States. By right of majority vote wouldn't they have the power to
bring us under their fold? Of course not, anyone can plainly see that the
citizens of China have no
right to do so. That right is the right of sovereignty
which is internationally recognized. What is unique about America is that for
the first time in known history, the right of sovereignty in a nation was
formally placed in the People! Every system of Law that man has devised has
had to recognize this incredible fact.
It has been shown, as well as being readily apparent, that the True Power in
America resides in her People. The question is then: How do those that have
the True Power the body sovereign excercise their just and lawful
power? For the sake of argument, let us entertain further that if you hire
someone to manage your business affairs, do you give them arbitrary control
over your life? It is my hope that no man in his right mind would so do.
We the People complain that the government is out of control. Well, my
question to the reader is: Whose control are they out of? To
which I answer: They are out of the people's control! Which
leaves us with the subject of this chapter: How does the body sovereign
properly excercise its control over the government?
Most of us have experienced the "feeling" that the government
is trampling on us; that the government is a beast, and the beast is loose.
Most of us think that the only way to get Government back into our control is
to elect a government that is honest and upstanding. If you think about it,
isn't it rather naive of us to turn our lives and fortunes over to the people
we elect? What reason would compel us to do so? Well, we have been naive, but
you can rest assured that the American Colonists who founded this Nation were
at no such disadvantage. They had just thrown off the shackles of King George
by force, and they were not so foolish as to hand the chains
over to their legislators. Oh no, they knew all too well not to trust
anyone, but God and themselves, with their Life, Liberty, and
If anybody thinks that kings, nobles, or priests are
good conservators of the public happiness send them here [Europe]. It is the
best school in the universe to cure them of that folly. [Thomas Jefferson]
[serving as the Ambassador to France]
Consequently, the American Colonists adopted a system whereby, common law was
to remain inviolate over the government. No one was to be above this law; thus
the saying, "We are a Nation of Law and not of Men." This saying has
nothing to do with the regulations the government enacts, it is completely in
reference to the fact that the common law shall be enforced regardless of
It sounds good, but how were the People to make sure that, "No one is
above the Law," including the government? Most of the sons of liberty
recognized the need to provide appropriate checks against the government abuse
of our liberty. Most of us think that is why the government is divided into
three branches. This is an enormous oversimplification. The three branches of
government provide checks against each other, they do not
provide fail-safe checks of the government beast running out of control and
over the rights of the People. The sons of liberty did not put in place a
government self-restraint as we are led to believe. These men knew
that any system of government was susceptible to corruption, and that the only
safe depository for government restraint was, rightfully, in the hands of the
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The Sovereign People have a 3 vote system! The Aristocracy wants you to
believe that you have a 1 vote system.
When we go to the voting booth once every two, four, or six years we cast our
vote for who we want in certain positions of the government. This is the vote
that politicians want us to know about. The other votes which carry
infinitely more power are the votes they don't want us to know about.
These other votes are the key to the People's sovereignty.
The second vote is the Grand Jury vote. The Grand Jury being made up of 12
citizens, chosen by lottery, for a term of service of one year. The power of
the Grand Jury is the power to indict anyone, including those
in the government. This vote was to enable us to put any crook on trial;
crooks in Congress, the Executive, and the Judiciary were not exempted. The
sons of liberty put this power directly in the hands of the People.
The third vote is the Trial Jury vote. The Trial Jury being made up of 12
citizens chosen, by lottery, for generally a short duration. The power of this
Jury was the power to convict anyone, including those in
government. This vote was to be able to punish any crook; crooks in Congress,
the Executive, and the Judiciary were not exempted. The Jury vote also served
as the power to acquit anyone, that is, to find a citizen not guilty, and
thereby, forever bar the government from taking action against said citizen for
the same alleged act again. No double jeopardy.
Reconsidering the general feeling that our government is out of control, it
is useful then to discover, if the People would simply assert their powers
under common law, the Beast would come back under control. For the purpose of
this concept it will help to think of the government as a beast requiring a
pen, lest it free itself and trample the People. We've been trying for some
time to get the beast back in control by exercising our first vote. This
hasn't seemed to work so we keep trying over and over to figure out a way to
pen in the beast with this one vote. As any farmer will tell you, one post
does not a pen make!
Looking at our second vote, the Grand Jury vote, I cannot remember any
circumstance where the Grand Jury, on it's own prerogative, having launched an
investigation against those in the government. They did not indict the agent
that shot Randy Weaver's wife, they did not indict the on-scene commander.
That's because the Grand Jury is made up of folks like you and I, who have gone
all our lives never being informed of the purpose of the Grand Jury. So when
one of us is summoned to serve on the Grand Jury we really don't understand the
proper duties of a Grand Jury. We let the district attorney tell us what that
purpose is and we just accept his version. Our ignorance then allows the
district attorney to turn things upside down. This dysfunctional Grand Jury
now is the servant of the district attorney. However, the true relationship is
self-evident and readily understood. If the district attorney has authority
over the Grand Jury, then why have a Grand Jury at all? We know that the Grand
Jury is the only body that can indict someone of a crime. That means that for
a district attorney to try someone they
must have the permission of the Grand Jury.
When is the last time you asked permission from your child to take care of the
garbage? You don't need permission because you are the superior of your child.
When is the last time you told your child to take care of the garbage?
You tell him to, because you are the superior and the trash needs taken out.
And if your child doesn't do as he is told you punish him.
Now let's use the above paragraph substituting, you with Grand Jury
child with district attorney, and garbage with
crime. Then you can readily see how the system is supposed to work.
When is the last time the Grand Jury asked permission from its district
attorney to take care of a crime? The Grand Jury doesn't need permission
because the Grand Jury is the superior of its district attorney. When is the
last time Grand Jury told its district attorney to take care of a
crime? The Grand Jury tells him to, because the Grand Jury is the superior and
the criminals need taken out. And if your district attorney doesn't do as he is
told you punish him.
You can see how the government likes to flip flop things. When they do this
with the Grand Jury, they uproot one of the posts that keep the government
beast in it's pen. A properly functioning Grand Jury indicts government
officials who violate the law and their oath of office! A dysfunctional Grand
Jury does whatever the government officials tell them.
Our last vote, the petit jury (trial jury) vote, is powerful in two ways.
It punishes those that infringe upon our Rights, and it acquits the People
when the government passes a statute that violates our Rights. In the first
instance, murderers and thieves infringe upon our rights of Life and Property.
Government statutes often infringe upon our right of liberty. If the Grand
Jury would force the district attorney to present to the petit jury with the
law enforcement officer and the bureaucrat that is infringing upon the rights
of liberty, the petit jury would have the power to punish these individuals.
In the second instance, these same goons, the law enforcement officer, the
bureaucrat, and the district attorney would be working as a team to enforce the
legislators' infringement of liberty upon the people. At this point, the Grand
Jury has already failed, but still the petit jury has the power to acquit the
citizen. This jury is the last bastion of defense. If we let the Judge (the
Government) tell us how to think and decide cases (as we presently do), then we
are slaves to that Government. If we utilize our petit jury vote to preserve
our natural and
constitutionally secured rights, then we remain at liberty.
It's that simple.
In our lawful system of government, if we happen to elect self-serving men to
Congress with our first vote, the prosperity of our Commonwealth is in
jeopardy. However, our personal rights remain inviolate as long as we properly
cast our second and third vote. If we do not use our Grand Jury and petit jury
votes properly; we simply can't hold the government accountable, and we can't
maintain natural rights supreme over government statute. Our
sovereignty is lost to government tyranny.
Revisiting the example of the farmer's pen, it will serve us to graphically
depict what the posts of our pen are.
What we have in effect today is the graphic on the above left. The graphic
on the above right reveals how the 3 vote system keeps the government in its
proper place. The single vote is really, no pen at all, leaving the government
free to trample upon our Rights; whereas the three vote pen keeps the beast
penned in, and the People's rights are safe. Just as the zookeeper must keep
his pens in good repair, the People must maintain their jury system, lest the
beast become the master.
The Power of the People is real, and it can be exercised
without violence. All we have to do is educate one another about our power and
authority, and then always vote our conscience! At the voting
booth or in the Jury, ignore what the government tells you is right or wrong.
We've seen how they consistently turn things upside down and twist them inside
out. If we but reflect, and vote for the society we want, WE SHALL HAVE IT!
Live by the Golden Rule and 'ye shall do well.
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Anyone that says common law was not adopted by the United States at the
signing of the Constitution is either a liar or ignorant. Common law requires
that we use truth, reason, conscience, right and wrong to decide acquittal, or
conviction and punishment. It also requires that for there to be a crime,
there must be a real person who has been wronged. And, foremost of
all, it requires that Justice be served.
With this small bit of information, any conflict at law can be fairly decided.
No volume upon volume upon volume of statutes is needed to effect control over
society. I, for one, am happy to put my life, liberty, and fortune into the
hands of my countrymen operating under due process of moral law; rather than in
the hands of the government whose record of turning things upside down is
5 Points to remember about American Sovereignty:
1. The American Colonists founded a Nation where sovereignty resides in the
2. The sovereign is not obligated to abide by rules his servants
3. The government cannot deny the People's sovereignty without
destroying its lawful basis of authority.
4. The Law for the body
sovereign is separate from the law instituted for the government, as well as
any statutes enacted by the same.
5. We have a 3 vote system as the means
to retain our sovereignty.