Chapter 3 You Know Something is Wrong When…An American Affidavit of Probable Cause by Anna Maria Rietzinger and James Clinton Belcher
~ Who You Are, Who They Are, or, What They are ~
American States Citizens
~Land Jurisdiction, Law of the Land
* All living people.
* All have Natural and Unalienable Rights.
* All have beneficial interest in the land and its resources.
* All are guaranteed a limited Republic-style of government.
* All are protected by national trust indentures, international treaties, and commercial
* All have more civil authority on the land than the entire federal government.
* Have been at peace since 1865.
* Inhabit the land of their States, -- for example, Ohio State is inhabited by Ohioans.
* Fly the Civil Flag of The United States of America Major.
United State Citizens
~ Sea Jurisdiction, Law of the Sea
* Can be living people born in "federal enclaves" or corporations.
* Have only "civil rights" which are privileges granted by Congress.
* Accept and kind of government including oligarchy & legislative democracy.
* Regard The Constitution for the United States of America as an "Equity Contract" only.
* No civil authority on the land.
* Have been at constant war since 1860.
* Merely "reside" on the land of the American States.
* Fly the Stars & Stripes War Flag of The United States.
And....as of 1868, another class of "U.S. Citizen" was added ----- the United States Citizen:
U.S. Corporate Citizen, Debt slave
These "citizens" are Debt slaves, have no rights, no legal standing, and are enslaved by
~ From the Beginning ~
From the very beginning of the American story, there were three kinds of "United States" - (1)
the land jurisdiction of the Several States; (2) the sea jurisdiction operated by the United States
of America; (30 the business organization doing business as the "United States" charged with
supplying the nineteen governmental services the federal government is supposed to supply the
It should not surprise us, then, that there have always been three kinds of "citizenship"
The land jurisdiction allows only one kind of citizenship; State Citizenship.
The sea jurisdiction known as "federal jurisdiction" allows Dual citizenship: "A person may be
a citizen of the United States (U.S. Citizen) and of a State, and as such have different right."
U.S. v. Cruikshank, 92 U.S. 542, 23 L.Ed. 588, (1875). From the Federal viewpoint, most
people have always been considered dual citizens -- subject to the land while on the land,
subject to the sea while on the sea.
In 1868, a third kind of corporate Citizenship came into play with the publication of the new
corporate Constitution of the United States of America, Incorporated -- the business entity
charged with providing governmental services under contract with the States.
The given reason for this new form of citizenship was the need to give recently freed Negroes a
form of citizenship without trying to force the Several States to enact law giving them full
rights as State Citizens. It was also a ploy by the new federal corporation to lay claim to the
labor and property assets of the "freed" slaves for use as collateral backing the federal
Hale v. Henkel Tells All
A landmark case regarding citizenship in general was decided in Hale v. Henkel, 201 U.S. 43,
“The individual (State Citizen) may stand upon his constitutional rights as a Citizen. He is
entitled to carry on his private business in his own way. His power to contract is unlimited. He
owes no duty to the State or to his neighbors to divulge his business, or to open his doors to an
investigation, so far as it may tend to incriminate him. He owes no such duty to the State, since
h receives nothing there from beyond the protection of his life and property. His rights are such
as existed by the law of the land long antecedent to the organization of the State, and can only
be taken from him by (civil) due process of law, and in accordance with the Constitution,
Among his rights are as refusal to incriminate himself, and the immunity of himself and his
property from arrest or seizure except under a warrant of law. He owes nothing to the public so
long as he does not trespass upon their rights.”
The court further declared in Hale v. Henkel, supra, 74-75 regarding U.S. Citizens which
includes all “Corporate Citizens”---”Upon the other hand, the corporation is a creature of the
State. It is presumed to be incorporated for the benefit of the public. It receives certain special
privileges and franchises, and holds them subject to the laws of the State and the limitations of
its charter. Its powers are limited by law. It can make no contract not authorized by its charter.
Its rights to act as a corporation are only preserved to it so long as it obeys the laws of its
creation. There is a reserved right in the legislature to investigate its contracts and find out
whether it has exceeded its powers.
It would be a strange anomaly to hold that a State, having chartered a corporation to make use
of certain franchises, could not in the exercise of its sovereignty inquire how these franchises
had been employed, and whether they had been abused, and demand the production of the
corporate books and papers for that purpose.”
The private civilian State Citizen has vastly different status than any Federal United States
Citizen, especially Corporate Citizens.
More Judges Spill the Beans
“The individual, unlike the corporation, cannot be taxed for the mere privilege of existing.
The corporation is an artificial entity which owes its existence and charter powers to the state; but
the individual's right to live and own property are natural rights for the enjoyment of which an
excise cannot be imposed.” --- Oregon Supreme Court, Redfield v. Fischer; 292 P. 813, 819
“ A mere statement of this fact may not seem very significant; corporations, after all, are not
supposed to exercise the governmental powers with which the Bill of Rights was concerned.
But this has been radically changed by the emergence of the public-private state. Today private
institutions do exercise governmental power; more, indeed, than 'government' itself... . We have
two more governments in America, then-one under the Constitution and a much greater one not
our Bill of Rights is one of the crucial facts of American life today.” ---- Chief Judge Fox, U.S.
District Court of Michigan, commenting on MILOSZEWSKI v. SEARS ROEBUCK, 346
F.Supp. 119 (1972)(2).
~ Americans elect....United States Citizens VOTE... ~
Per the 14th Amendment to the Corporate Constitution, only Federal Citizens can vote in
Federal Elections. Registration as a Voter is your consent to function as a Federal Citizen
subject to the whims of Congress.
Moreover, according to the Lieber Code, 1863, Section 40 & 41 -- which is still in force and
effect for all Federal Citizens and which constitutes the martial law that these citizens still live
under -- "ALL laws are suspended..." -- except the Lieber Code itself.
The United States Citizens have been kept in a constant state of war and subject to martial law
for 150 years!
American State Citizens are owed all the protections of the Geneva Convention Protocols of
Article 3 of those Conventions makes it a capital crime (death penalty) to change the citizen
status of an American State Citizen to that of United States Citizen, but the perpetrators of this
vast fraud scheme have nonetheless contrived to do this via "redefinition" of living people and
their property assets as "ESTATES" -- that is, corporate entities, which fall within the
international jurisdiction of the sea, and which can be attacked at will.
Pulling people from the land and air jurisdictions into the jurisdiction of the sea is known as "press-ganging" and it has
been outlawed for 200 years. When the sea jurisdiction laps onto the land, it is called "inland
piracy" -- that's outlawed too. When people of the land jurisdiction are forced to donate the
fruits of their labor against their will it is known as "peonage" or "enslavement" -- also
~ Three Citizenships & Three Different Forms of United States ~
1. There's the Continental United States composed of now-50 geographically defined states and
their living inhabitants. Each such state is a sovereign nation with jurisdiction of the air, land,
and sea associated with it. Those born within the borders of these states are American State
Citizens by birthright, having all the guarantees of The Constitution, and all their Natural
Rights intact. For example, you might be a birthright citizen of the Ohio State, which is
a Constitutional Republic.
Under the Doctrine of Checks and Balances, these states retain control of the land jurisdiction
and are supposed to protect their citizenry and resources against encroachment by the federal
2. There's the Federal United States composed of 50 "Federal States" which are "inchoate" --
meaning that they exist in our minds and on paper, but not in physical reality -- plus seven
physical states more often thought of as federal territories and possessions. This makes a total
of 57 Federal States. They are inhabited by United States Citizens -- all the people born on
Guam, Puerto Rico, and other Insular States, plus federal civilian and military employees,
African Americans, political asylum seekers, and welfare recipients. This United States is
a Democracy operated in the international Jurisdiction of the Sea.
3. Finally, there's the Corporate United States composed of 185,000 corporations and
approximately 390 million corporate U.S. CITIZENS. This behemoth is composed entirely of
"legal fiction entities" -- C Corps, S Corps, Non-Profits, NGO's, Foundations, Trusts, LLC's,
Cooperatives, Public Utilities, and so on. All these entities including STATES like the STATE
OF FLORIDA are operated in the international Jurisdiction of the Sea, too. This United States
is operated under the plenary law of the Washington, DC Municipality, an international city-
state run by Congress as an Oligarchy