We get a lot of questions about being “sovereign”
and what it means to be “sovereign”. To us, being “sovereign”
means that the government does not control
any aspect of your
life, so that God and not them are fully in control of your life.
Remember, the only authority government has comes from passing laws
against crime, and if you don’t violate any of God’s laws, then the
government has no jurisdiction whatsoever over you:
“But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law
5:18, Bible, NKJV]
“…the law is not
made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate,
for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for
murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for
fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers,
and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine,
according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God which has committed
to my trust.”
Tim. 1:9-11, Bible, NKJV]
“You were bought at a price;
do not become slaves of men
[and remember that government is made up of
Cor. 7:23, Bible, NKJV]
A person who is “sovereign” is either explicitly
excluded or exempted from most statutes or codes, or at least is not
subject to their provisions because he is either not mentioned therein
or is not liable for anything even though his status is defined there.
The Supreme Court explained why this is, when it said:
is, of course, not subject to law, for it is the author and source
of law; but in our system, while sovereign powers are
delegated to the agencies of government, sovereignty itself remains
with the people, by whom and for whom all government exists and
acts. And the law is the definition and limitation of power.”
[Yick Wo v. Hopkins,
118 U.S. 356 (1886)]
A legal “person” who is not subject to the laws
or jurisdiction of a government is “foreign” with respect to it.
This explains why the federal government and the states are “foreign”
with respect to each other’s legislative jurisdiction:
“The laws of a foreign country or sister state. In conflicts
of law, the legal principles of jurisprudence which are part of
the law of a sister state or nation. Foreign laws are additions
to our own laws, and in that respect are called 'jus receptum'."
[Black’s Law Dictionary, 6th Edition, p. 647]
“Nations outside of the United States…Term may also refer to another
state; i.e. a sister state. The term ‘foreign nations’, …should
be construed to mean all nations and states other than that in which
the action is brought; and hence, one state of the Union is foreign
to another, in that sense.”
[Black’s Law Dictionary, 6th Edition, p. 648]
"A federal corporation operating
within a state is considered a domestic corporation rather than
a foreign corporation. The United States government is a
foreign corporation with respect to a state."
[19 Corpus Juris Secundum, Corporations,
The status of being
"foreign" as a "sovereign" is also found in scripture, which says on
"Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you now know that friendship
[and "citizenship"] with the world [or the governments of the world]
is enmity with God?
Whoever therefore wants
to be a friend ["citizen"
of the world makes himself an enemy of God."
4:4, Bible, NKJV]
"Do not love [be a permanent inhabitant or resident of] the
world or the things in the world.
If anyone loves the
world, the love of the Father is not in him. For
all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the
eyes, and the pride of life--is not of the Father but is of the
the world is passing away [not permanent], and the lust
of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever."
John 2:15, Bible, NKJV]
"For our citizenship
is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the
Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ"
3:20, Bible, NKJV]
"These all died in faith, not having received the promises,
but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them
and confessed that they
were strangers and pilgrims on the earth."
11:13, Bible, NKJV]
"Beloved, I beg you
as sojourners and pilgrims
[temporarily occupying the world], abstain from fleshly
lusts which war against the soul..." [1
Peter 2:1, Bible, NKJV]
"Do you not know
that friendship [and citizenship] with the world is enmity with
God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend [or "resident"]
of the world makes himself an enemy of God. "
4:4, Bible, NKJV]
"And do not be
conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing
of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable
and perfect will of God. "
12:2, Bible, NKJV]
"Come out from
among them [the unbelievers]
And be separate [foreign], says the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean,
And I will receive you.
I will be a Father to you,
And you shall be my sons and daughters,
Says the Lord Almighty."
6:17-18, Bible, NKJV]
"Pure and undefiled
religion before God and the Father is this: to visit
orphans and widows in their trouble, and
to keep oneself unspotted
from [foreign with respect to] the world [and the corrupted governments
and laws of the world]."
1:27, Bible, NKJV]
"And you shall be holy to Me,
for I the Lord am holy,
and have separated you [and made you "foreign"] from the peoples,
that you should be Mine." [Leviticus
20:26, Bible, NKJV]
"I am a stranger in [foreign to] the earth;
Do not hide Your commandments from me."
119:19, Bible, NKJV]
“I have become a stranger [foreign] to my brothers,
And an alien to my mother's children;
Because zeal for Your house has eaten me up,
And the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.”
69:8-9, Bible, NKJV]
A legal “person”
who has taken the appropriate legal steps to become “sovereign” and
has accumulated legal evidence in support of that status:
- Is described as “foreign” with respect to the statutes and codes
of the jurisdiction within which he is “sovereign”.
- Is protected by the
Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), codified in
28 U.S.C. Chapter 97, §§1602 to 1611 .
- Cannot be in receipt of any federal privileges or financial
benefits. The reason is that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities
Act, in section
28 U.S.C. §1605(a)(2), includes an exception in which those
who engage in “commerce” within the legislative jurisdiction of
the “United States”, which is the federal zone, are exempted from
the Act. The bible describes "the Beast" as the "kings of
the earth" in
Rev. 19:19, who today are our political leaders. "Babylon
the Great Harlot", is described in Rev. 17-18 as the woman who commits
fornication with the kings of the earth. Black's Law Dictionary
defines "commerce" as
way of trade and traffic between different peoples or states
and the citizens or inhabitants thereof, including not only
the purchase, sale, and exchange of commodities, but also the
instrumentalities [governments] and agencies by which it is
promoted and the means and appliances by which it is carried
[Black’s Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, p. 269]
Christians are described throughout the Bible as God's "bride".
A bride who has "intercourse" outside of her marriage to her husband
is a fornicator. If she does it for money, then she is also
a harlot. Therefore, we as Christians are literally becoming
part of "Babylon the Great Harlot" by partaking of financial benefits
provided by the government, or by sending the government our money
as private individuals. This also implies that churches CANNOT apply
or receive an IRS 501(c )(3) designation either.
- Cannot be described as a “resident”
(which is an alien) or “citizen”
under federal law, because both of these statuses include a requirement
that the party has made the “United
States”, meaning the
federal zone, their
domicile. This in turn makes them subject to exclusive federal
jurisdiction. The federal zone is NOT covered by the Bill
of Rights and all those domiciled there have absolutely no rights,
but only legislatively granted "privileges" bestowed upon them by
Congress. A person without rights within the legal realm cannot
be "sovereign" and instead becomes simply a "subject" of their landlord,
which is the federal mafia. A sovereign instead can only be
a “national” but not a "citizen" under federal law. This is
also consistent with the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, which
refers to to
28 U.S.C. §1332(c ) and (d) and says that if you are a
“citizens of the United States”, meaning a person born in the District
of Columbia or the territories or possessions of the United States,
then you are not covered by the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
For evidence supporting why you are not a "resident" under federal
law, consult section 4.10 or our
Great IRS Hoax
book. For evidence supporting why you are not a "citizen"
under federal law, consult sections 4.11 through 4.11.13 of our
Great IRS Hoax
- Is protected from persecution within federal exclusive jurisdiction
18 U.S.C. §112.
- Becomes a “nonresident
alien” under both state and federal tax codes. This status
is defined in 26 U.S.C. §7701(b)(1)(B).
The focus of this entire chapter, as a matter
of fact, defines all
the procedures and steps that you must do in order to be, in deed
and in fact, “sovereign”. If you follow the steps in this
chapter faithfully and in order and pay attention to detail, then
you will fit the description of being “sovereign” as we describe
it. Don’t, however, assume, that any government or judge or
court will ever fully understand or recognize what “sovereign” means
until you explain it to them. We describe why, as a Christian,
you have a biblical obligation to become sovereign in section 4.1
IRS Hoax book, when we describe “Natural
In the context
of individuals, below is a list of things we think define the necessary
conditions and prerequisites needed to classify a person as being
“sovereign” and in the order they need to be accomplished.
Collectively, we classify these as the process of “judgment proofing”.
- You must faithfully and honorably follow God’s laws as best
you can so that you don’t become a criminal under the jurisdiction
of the government.
- You must be self-supporting and earn enough money from other
than the government to take 100% of the responsibility for your
life and your family. You must not be a burden to either the
government or your fellow man. Anytime you suck the government
tit, you become a privileged person without rights. No food
stamps, no welfare, no AFDC, no Socialist Security, no Medicare,
or any other government entitlement program.
- You must be educated, and preferably have completed at least
high school so that you can be functional within society.
Sometimes we wonder, however, whether the public FOOL, I mean “school”
system is enough. Private school is better.
- You should have a computer and know how to use a word processor
and a web browser as a bare minimum. This will allow you to
acquire the knowledge and have the tools needed to be able to defend
yourself in court. We mention this in section 22.214.171.124.
- You must at all times be fully informed about your legal rights.
If you don’t know what your rights are or you have to depend on
anyone else to know what they are, then you are either an intellectual
or a financial slave or both and can be easily manipulated and abused
by an unethical legal profession and your government. Therefore,
you must have read at least the first six chapters of this book
and done your best to understand it.
- You should understand the criminal laws and the tax laws so
that you can present your case well to a judge and jury. Here
is what the U.S. Supreme Court says on this subject:
“Every citizen of the United States is supposed to know
[Pierce v. United States, 7 Wall (74 U.S. 169) 666 (1869)]
“He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law,
even his prayer [shall be] abomination.”
- You must be fully prepared to personally litigate to defend
your rights. You cannot depend on a lawyer to do this for
you, and if you do, you will become a financial slave to him defending
yourself, and that will lead to financial ruin and becoming another
“ward of the state” eventually.
- You should not have a state drivers license, and especially
if it requires you to provide an SSN. Instead, get an international
drivers permit. We describe how to do this later in section
- You must acquire a post office box, preferably in a foreign
country, and have all your mail forwarded to your real domicile.
That way, no one can find out from any computer database, where
you physically live. This will protect your privacy.
We describe how to do this later in section 126.96.36.199.
- You must remove the header and the phone number from your fax
machine, so that when you fax things to others, they cannot know
your phone number.
- You must copyright your name so that you can prohibit its use
by the government.
- You should take the necessary steps to protect your assets,
including removing Slave Surveillance Numbers from all your assets
and putting them in the name of a trust or artificial entity.
- You cannot have a marriage license from the state and if you
have one, you must eliminate it. Instead, get either a common
law marriage or a contract, but not a marriage license. We
describe how to do this later in section 188.8.131.52 .
- You must be either a “state national” or a “U.S. national” instead
of a privileged or presumptive “U.S. citizen”. We describe
how to do this later in section 184.108.40.206
- You must reside inside a union state on non-federal land.
This will ensure that you are not subject to the totalitarian socialist
democracy that is in control in side the federal zone.
- You must remove Socialist Security Numbers from all your financial
accounts and your real property. We describe how to do that
later in section 220.127.116.11.
- You must use cash for most of your transactions so that your
transactions cannot be traced.
- You should keep your financial records in a place away from
your home or in encrypted electronic form so that no organization
can subpoena or seize them from your home. Furthermore, you
cannot tell anyone
what records you have, or you surrender your right to not
- You should not provide a social security number to any employer,
and if you do give it to them, the W-4 or W-8BEN form you file stopping
withholding must have an explicit copyright statement and nondisclosure
statement saying that “acceptance of this form by employer constitutes
consent not to disclose this form to any outside third parties,
including government, and if this requirement is violated, the form
was filed involuntarily and under duress and constitutes a criminal
tort and invasion of privacy”. We describe how to do this
in section 18.104.22.168.
- If you MUST have a Social Security Number, you should start
an artificial business name that is your full name in all capital
letters. Get a taxpayer identification number using an IRS
form W-9 for the business entity that has your name and use that.
If you are asked for a Socialist Security Number, provide the one
for the business, rather then a personal one.