This is in response to an article published by the Reign of Heavens Society here:
First, I have not poured any “venom” on the efforts of Frank O’Collins at all. I have always very much admired his scholarship and dedication and have benefited much from his intelligence and the depth of both his intellect and his education. He is a totally fascinating and unique man who selflessly shared the riches of his mind and his time on Earth to ask and answer questions most of us don’t begin to dream of on our best days.
If I have any antipathy toward Frank it is simply that his delving has taken him closer to the core of Hell than most people are comfortable going– including me. The only other problem I have with Frank is that the same formidable educational process that he underwent as a Jesuit left more than traces of hierarchal thinking in his organizational models.
That all amounts to saying, “Sometimes he scares me.” and “I’m not into patriarchy.”
If those are the worst complaints I can find with a man and his ideology, he is doing exceptionally well. My praise for his scholarship and dedication and fearlessness should shine above and beyond and through all else.
I also have great respect for Keith Livingway’s passion and noble intent.
No venom implied, nor actually injected.
The problem is far less emotional and more prosaic and lies with both the form of titles and with the most venerable Maxims and conventions of contract law between men and between nations.
Postmaster General does not equal United States Post Master.
The second problem which I have explained elsewhere is that despite its stated intent to create a “perpetual” Union of states and a great deal of Union propaganda about “preserving the Union”—- no such aim and no such preservation was possible. The original Confederation created by The Articles of Confederation “stiled” as The United States of America was destroyed by simple operation of contract law upon the secession of the Southern states.
Think about it. Is it possible to create a contract that lasts in perpetuity?
Perpetual contracts guaranteeing associations and alliances of men and nations have been foresworn for centuries for the simple reason that we cannot guarantee perpetuity of anything.
The oldest contracts still in uninterrupted force and effect on this planet date from 432 AD, which I grant you is close enough to “perpetuity” for most of us to reckon, but still far from forever. So the original Articles of Confederation were fatally flawed from the beginning.
A second mortal blow against them came in 1860 and this is what I call Jefferson Davis’s Revenge.
All valid contracts and agreements must be consensual. It is not possible to coerce, force, externally impose or extort a valid contract. So when the Southern states walked out of the Congress in 1860, the Confederation “stiled” as The United States of America was broken asunder. The contract creating it was broken and contrary to what we were led to believe in Grade School, there was no magic way to make it whole again.
This is because not all the states that created it agreed to honor it and the Southern “states” created after the surrender at Appomattox that did agree to honor it were not the same as the states that agreed to The Articles of Confederation in the first place.
For example— you marry a woman named Marjorie. She leaves you and runs off to Paris. So you marry another woman named Marjorie and pretend your original marriage is still intact.
This is the situation with the original Articles of Confederation and The United States of America created by them.
The perpetrators responsible for much of the chicanery leading to our present malaise simply created new “states” using the old names, and pretended that the Union originally created by The Articles of Confederation was still intact.
The oft-repeated goal of “preserving the Union” was an impossibility even when it was being uttered, because no contract could be preserved without the free consent of the actual parties to it.
Jefferson Davis knew this and said it, and by Maxim and operation of law, he was exactly right.
Above and beyond the fact that the confederacy formed by The Articles of Confederation (1781) known as The United States of America was defunct by operation of law, Davis also knew that the only surviving consensual union of states was the confederation formed by his own Articles of Confederacy which joined together the defeated Confederate States of America.
The Union so prized by the Northern states was like Humpty-Dumpty. The union of the defeated Southern states was the only consensual union that survived, howbeit, in defeat.
Now look at another fact from the Civil War Era— Lincoln’s government declared bankruptcy in 1863, leaving the Northern States in the hands of the U.S. Army acting under the Lieber Code. So when Lee surrendered, this country was under a military dictatorship in the North, and in ruins in the South.
Despite President Andrew Johnson’s three public Declarations of Peace amounting to a contract guaranteeing the peace of the land jurisdiction of this country, no peace treaties ending the American Civil War were ever signed. The country remained at war in the international jurisdiction of the sea, under the direction of the United States Army and under martial law in international jurisdiction—– and so it remains to this day.
The Federales have been under martial law since 1863.
And if anyone bothers to query the Congressional Research Service, they will readily confirm that the Reconstruction Acts have never been repealed.
We are still “at war” and still under “reconstruction” after 150 years and the only “union” of American nation-states that can claim to be valid despite the hardships of war is the Confederacy formed by the Confederate States of America (CSA).
They lost the physical battle, but won the legal one.
The original Union and The United States of America formed by it are long, long gone and nobody has any basis in law for claiming otherwise.
It was this circumstance that opened up the opportunity for the fraudsters to create a mere commercial corporation in the business of providing governmental services called “the United States of America“— which was predictably mistaken for “The United States of America“.
And the rest, as they say, is history.
The military colluded with the bankers and the politicians and lawyers and here we all are, still trying to resolve problems that began with the Civil War aka War of Secession, still arguing over slavery and involuntary indentured servitude which is as good as slavery—- the only difference is that instead of only the colored population being enslaved, we have nearly all been secretively conscripted and enslaved and defrauded to the tune of Yankee Doodle Dandy.
It is high time we all knew the facts and began grappling with them.