People Can Close the Fed, Demand United States Notes

When Congress borrows money on the credit of the United States, bonds are thus legislated into existence and deposited as credit entries in Federal Reserve banks. United States bonds, bills and notes constitute money as affirmed by the Supreme Court (Legal Tender Cases, 110 U.S. 421), and this money when deposited with the Fed becomes collateral from whence the Treasury may write checks against the credit thus created in its account (12 USC 391). For example, suppose Congress appropriates an expenditure of $1 billion.

To finance the appropriation Congress creates the $1 billion worth of bonds out of thin air and deposits it with the privately owned Federal Reserve System. Upon receiving the bonds, the Fed credits $1 billion to the Treasury’s checking account, holding the deposited bonds as collateral. When the United States deposits its bonds with the Federal Reserve System, private credit is extended to the Treasury by the Fed. Under its power to borrow money, Congress is authorized by the Constitution to contract debt, and whenever something is borrowed it must be returned. When Congress spends the contracted private credit, each use of credit is debt which must be returned to the lender or Fed. Since Congress authorizes the expenditure of this private credit, the United States incurs the primary obligation to return the borrowed credit, creating a National Debt which results when credit is not returned.

However, if anyone else accepts this private credit and uses it to purchase goods and services, the user voluntarily incurs the obligation requiring him to make a return of income whereby a portion of the income is collected by the IRS and delivered to the Federal Reserve banksters.

Actually the federal income tax imparts two separate obligations: the obligation to file a return and the obligation to abide by the Internal Revenue Code. The obligation to make a return of income for using private credit is recognized in law as an irrecusable obligation, which according to ‘Bouvier’s Law Dictionary’ (1914 ed.), is “a term used to indicate a certain class of contractual obligations recognized by the law which are imposed upon a person without his consent and without regard to any act of his own.”

This is distinguished from a recusable obligation which, according to Bouvier, arises from a voluntary act by which one incurs the obligation imposed by the operation of law. The voluntary use of private credit is the condition precedent which imposes the irrecusable obligation to file a tax return. If private credit is not used or rejected, then the operation of law which imposes the irrecusable obligation lies dormant and cannot apply.

In ‘Brushaber v. Union Pacific RR Co.’ 240 U.S. 1 (1916) the Supreme Court affirmed that the federal income tax is in the class of indirect taxes, which include duties and excises. The personal income tax arises from a duty — i.e., charge or fee — which is voluntarily incurred and subject to the rule of uniformity. A charge is a duty or obligation, binding upon him who enters into it, which may be removed or taken away by a discharge (performance): ‘Bouvier’, p. 459.

Our federal personal income tax is not really a tax in the ordinary sense of the word but rather a burden or obligation which the taxpayer voluntarily assumes, and the burden of the tax falls upon those who voluntarily use private credit. Simply stated the tax imposed is a charge or fee upon the use of private credit where the amount of private credit used measures the pecuniary obligation.

The personal income tax provision of the Internal Revenue Code is private law rather than public law. “A private law is one which is confined to particular individuals, associations, or corporations”: 50 Am.Jur. 12, p.28. In the instant case the revenue code pertains to taxpayers. A private law can be enforced by a court of competent jurisdiction when statutes for its enforcement are enacted: 20 Am.Jur. 33, pgs. 58, 59.

The distinction between public and private acts is not always sharply defined when published statutes are printed in their final form: Case v. Kelly, 133 U.S. 21 (1890). Statutes creating corporations are private acts: 20 Am.Jur. 35, p. 60. In this connection, the Federal Reserve Act is private law. Federal Reserve banks derive their existence and corporate power from the Federal Reserve Act: Armano v. Federal Reserve Bank, 468 F.Supp. 674 (1979).

A private act may be published as a public law when the general public is afforded the opportunity of participating in the operation of the private law. The Internal Revenue Code is an example of private law which does not exclude the voluntary participation of the general public. Had the Internal Revenue Code been written as substantive public law, the code would be repugnant to the Constitution, since no one could be compelled to file a return and thereby become a witness against himself.

Under the fifty titles listed on the preface page of the United States Code, the Internal Revenue Code (26 USC) is listed as having not been enacted as substantive public law, conceding that the Internal Revenue Code is private law. Bouvier declares that private law “relates to private matters which do not concern the public at large.”

It is the VOLUNTARY use of private credit which imposes upon the user the quasi contractual or implied obligation to make a return of income. In ‘Pollock v. Farmer’s Loan & Trust Co.’ 158 U.S. 601 (1895) the Supreme Court had declared the income tax of 1894 to be repugnant to the Constitution, holding that taxation of rents, wages and salaries must conform to the rule of apportionment.

However, when this decision was rendered, there was no privately owned central bank issuing private credit and currency but rather public money in the form of legal tender notes and coins of the United States circulated. Public money is the lawful money of the United States which the Constitution authorizes Congress to issue, conferring a property right, whereas the private credit issued by the Fed is neither money nor property, permitting the user an equitable interest but denying Allodial title.

Today, we have two competing monetary systems. The Federal Reserve System with its private credit and currency, and the public money system consisting of legal tender United States notes and coins.

One could use the public money system, paying all bills with coins and United States notes (if the notes can be obtained), or one could voluntarily use the private credit system and thereby incur the obligation to make a return of income. Under 26 USC 7609 the IRS has carte blanche authority to summon and investigate bank records for the purpose of determining tax liabilities or discovering unknown taxpayers: ‘United States v. Berg’ 636 F.2d 203 (1980).

If an investigation of bank records discloses an excess of $1000 in deposits in a single year, the IRS may accept this as prima facie evidence that the account holder uses private credit and is therefore a person obligated to make a return of income. Anyone who uses private credit — e.g., bank accounts, credit cards, mortgages, etc. — voluntarily plugs himself into the system and obligates himself to file. A taxpayer is allowed to claim a $1000 personal deduction when filing his return. The average taxpayer in the course of a year uses United States coins in vending machines, parking meters, small change, etc., and this public money must be deducted when computing the charge for using private credit.

On June 5, 1933, the day of infamy arrived. Congress on that date enacted House Joint Resolution 192, which provided that the people convert or turn in their gold coins in exchange for Federal Reserve notes. Through the operation of law, H.J.R. 192 took us off the gold standard and placed us on the FRN standard where the FRN could be manipulated by private interests for their self-serving benefit. By this single act the people and their wealth were delivered to the banksters. When gold coinage was thus pulled out of circulation, large denomination Federal Reserve notes were issued to fill the void. As a consequence the public money supply in circulation was greatly diminished, and the debt-laden private credit of the Fed gained supremacy.

This action made private individuals who had been previously exempt from federal income taxes now liable for them, since the general public began consuming and using large amounts of private credit. Notice all the case law prior to 1933 which affirms that income is a profit or gain which arises from a government granted privilege. After 1933, however, the case law no longer emphatically declares that income is exclusively corporate profit or that it arises from a privilege. So, what changed? Two years after H.J.R. 192, Congress passed the Social Security Act, which the Supreme Court upheld as a valid act imposing a valid income tax: ‘Charles C. Steward Mach. Co. v, Davis’ 301 U.S. 548 (1937).

It is no accident that the United States is without a dollar unit coin. In recent years the Eisenhower dollar coin received widespread acceptance, but the Treasury minted them in limited number which encouraged hoarding. This same fate befell the Kennedy half dollars, which circulated as silver sandwiched clads between 1965-1969 and were hoarded for their intrinsic value and not spent. Next came the Susan B. Anthony dollar, an awkward coin which was instantly rejected as planned. The remaining unit is the privately issued Federal Reserve note unit dollar with no viable competitors. Back in 1935 the Fed had persuaded the Treasury to discontinue minting silver dollars because the public preferred them over dollar bills. That the public money system has become awkward, discouraging its use, is no accident. It was planned that way.

A major purpose behind the 16th Amendment was to give Congress authority to enforce private law collections of revenue. Congress had the plenary power to collect income taxes arising from government granted privileges long before the 16th Amendment was deemed ratified, and the amendment was unnecessary, except to give Congress the added power to enforce collections under private law: i.e., income from whatever source.

So, the Fed got its amendment and its private income tax, which is a bankster’s dream but a nightmare for everyone else. Through the combined operation of the Fed and H.J.R. 192, the United States pays exorbitant interest whenever it uses its own money deposited with the Fed, and the people pay outrageous income taxes for the privilege of living and working in their own country, robbed of their wealth and separated from their rights, laboring under a tax system written by a cabal of loan shark banksters and rubber stamped by a spineless Congress.

Congress has the power to abolish the Federal Reserve System and thus destroy the private credit system. However, the people have it within their power to strip the Fed of its powers, rescind private credit and get the banksters to pay off the National Debt should Congress fail to act.

The key to all this is 12 USC 411, which declares that Federal Reserve notes shall be redeemed in lawful money at any Federal Reserve bank. Lawful money is defined as all the coins, notes, bills, bonds and securities of the United States: ‘Julliard v. Greenman’ 110 U.S. 421, 448 (1884); whereas public money is the lawful money declared by Congress as a legal tender for debts (31 USC 5103); 524 F.2d 629 (1974).

Anyone can present Federal Reserve notes to any Federal Reserve bank and demand redemption in public money — i.e., legal tender United States notes and coins. A Federal Reserve note is a fixed obligation or evidence of indebtedness which pledges redemption (12 USC 411) in public money to the note holder.

The Fed maintains a ready supply of United States notes in hundred dollar denominations for redemption purposes should it be required, and coins are available to satisfy claims for smaller amounts. However, should the general public decide to redeem large amounts of private credit for public money, a financial melt-down within the Fed would quickly occur.

The process works like this. Suppose $1000 in Federal Reserve notes are presented for redemption in public money. To raise $1000 in public money the Fed must surrender U.S. Bonds in that amount to the Treasury in exchange for the public money demanded (assuming that the Fed had no public money on hand). In so doing $1000 of the National Debt would be paid off by the Fed and thus canceled.

Can you imagine the result if large amounts of Federal Reserve notes were redeemed on a regular, ongoing basis? Private credit would be withdrawn from circulation and replaced with public money, and with each turning of the screw the Fed would be obliged to pay off more of the National Debt. Should the Fed refuse to redeem its notes in public money, then the fiction that private credit is used voluntarily would become unsustainable.

If the use of private credit becomes compulsory, then the obligation to make a return of income is voided.

If the Fed is under no obligation to redeem its notes, then no one has an obligation to make a return of income.

It is that simple! Federal Reserve notes are not money and cannot be tendered when money is demanded: 105 So. 305 (1925). Moreover, the Ninth Circuit rejected the argument that a $50 Federal Reserve note be redeemed in gold or silver coin after specie coinage had been rescinded but upheld the right of the note holder to redeem his note in current public money (31 USC 392; rev., 5103): 524 F.2d 629 (1974); 12 USC 411.

It would be advantageous to close out all bank accounts, acquire a home safe, settle all debts in cash with public money and use U.S. postal money orders for remittances. Whenever a check is received, present it to the bank of issue and demand cash in public money. This will place banks in a vulnerable position, forcing them to draw off their assets. Through their insatiable greed, banksters have over extended, making banks quite illiquid.

Should the people suddenly demand public money for their deposits and for checks received, many banks will collapse and be foreclosed by those demanding public money. Banks by their very nature are citadels of usury and sin, and the most patriotic service one could perform is to obligate banksters to redeem private credit.

When the first Federal Reserve note is presented to the Fed for redemption, the process of ousting the private credit system will commence and will not end until the Fed and the bankstering system nurtured by it collapse. Coins comprise less than five percent of the currency, and current law limits the amount of United States notes in circulation to $300 million (31 USC 5115).

The private credit system is exceedingly over extended compared with the supply of public money, and a small minority working in concert can easily collapse the private credit system and oust the Fed by demanding redemption of private credit. If the Fed disappeared tomorrow, income taxes on wages and salaries would vanish with it. Moreover, the States are precluded from taxing United States notes: 4 Wheat. 316.

According to Bouvier, public money is the money which Congress can tax for public purposes mandated by the Constitution. Private credit when collected in revenue can fund programs and be spent for purposes not cognizable by the Constitution.

We have in effect two competing governments: the United States Government and the Federal Government (Corp. US). The first is the government of the people, whereas the Federal Government/Corp US is founded upon private law and funded by private credit.

What we really have is private government. Federal agencies and activities funded by the private credit system include Social Security, bail out loans to banksters via the IMF, bail out loans to Chrysler, loans to students, FDIC, FBI, supporting the U.N., foreign aid, funding undeclared wars, etc., all of which would be unsustainable if funded by taxes raised pursuant to the Constitution.

The personal income tax is not a true tax but rather an obligation or burden which is voluntarily assumed, since revenue is raised through voluntary contributions and can be spent for purposes unknown to the Constitution.

Notice how the IRS declares in its publications that everyone is expected to contribute his fair share. True taxes must be spent for public purposes which the Constitution recognizes. Taxation for the purpose of giving or loaning money to private business enterprises and individuals is illegal: 15 Am.Rep. 39; Cooley, ‘Prin. Const. Law’, ch. IV.

Revenue derived from the federal income tax goes into a private slush fund raised from voluntary contributions, and Congress is not restricted by the Constitution when spending or disbursing the proceeds from this private fund.

It is incorrect to say that the personal federal income tax is unconstitutional, since the tax code is private law and resides outside the Constitution.

The Internal Revenue Code is non-constitutional because it enforces an obligation which is voluntarily incurred through an act of the individual who binds himself. Fighting the Internal Revenue Code on constitutional grounds is wasted energy.

The way to bring it all down is to attack the Federal Reserve System and its bankstering cohorts by demanding that private credit be redeemed, or by convincing Congress to abolish the Fed.

Never forget that private credit is funding the destruction of the world.

(Editor’s Note: This is the first I have heard of this and I will do further investigating of this. Even if this turns out to be true, I still believe that the best course of action is buying physical silver. Read the Silver Bullet and the Silver Shield.)

16 comments to People Can Close the Fed, Demand United States Notes

  • jackieR

    What about this website? //…
    It states that the IRS is illegal and resides in Puerto Rico.
    Also that someone applying for a job can sign an ‘exemption’ to tax witholding vs filling out a w-4. Thereby not having any taxes withheld.

    • Silver Shield

      Careful with all of these tax protestor sites.

      They may be 100% right or wrong but the fact is that we have a criminal government that will use force to collect its pound of flesh.

      Pay your taxes so you don’t go to jail.

      You can raise your exemptions to up so you don’t have to pay so much on a weekly basis but be prepared for a bill come April.

      Fight the system by becoming independent of it.

      Remove your money from the paper casino and buy physical silver.

      Get out of debt.

      Provide for yourself without using money.

      Wait for the cancerous system to die…

  • Rick

    It’s been a while since I was involved in the whole tax issue but what he is saying is correct. The way they pull the “private citizen” into their game is through the social security system. You see only federal employees are supposed to have them and for that privilage you get to play in their income tax system. Its all in their definitions. I forget the section but where it says who is obligated to pay income taxes it says that a “person” is obligated along with corporations and businesses. If you look up their definition of “person” it says something to the effect of being an officer or employee of a corporation. Also there are terms such as U.S. resident which most people think is them but again, turn to the definitions and you will see that that is D.C. Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands. Using commmon words then applying their “special definitions to them is how they got everyone sucked into the system.

  • Rick

    I need to make a follow up. The Sons of Liberty have a good thing going. Don’t screw it up by getting involved in the income tax issue. It is a fight that can’t be won. In order to win you need a judge to rule in your favor and that will never happen in this “payed for political system” unless you get a jury trial and as long as there are those who think you are not paying your “fair share” you will lose there too.The general public thinks that EVERYONE is obligated to pay income taxes but those in the know understand that is not true. Try to fight that system and they will label you as a “tax protestor” or a “tax cheat” when all you are doing is trying to live under the Constitution.I think going after the banks and the Fed has the best chance of success.

  • DB Cooper

    My employer pays me in FRNs and I have no choice in the manner as he’d laugh if I’d demand US coinage. So how is this voluntary??

  • Paul

    Unless you can administer the coup de grace to the beast, forget it. It is best to step back and watch TPTB devour each other. The show has already begun, enjoy!

  • BigDeek

    Can you imagine going to a bank and writing a check on your account and requesting it be paid out to you in ‘public money’? You would have bank managers and phone calls and all kinds of stuff going on because they won’t understand why you keep rejecting their $10, $20, $100 FRNs. LOL!!!

  • twisted titan

    The best way to kill the beast is to starve it of revenue physical possesion of hard currency is the death blow

  • Good luck redeeming them. Per the Treasury’s website

    United States notes serve no function that is not already adequately served by Federal Reserve notes. As a result, the Treasury Department stopped issuing United States notes, and none have been placed into circulation since January 21, 1971. [Treasury Dept. Online FAQ]

    However anyone cashing a check should start doing this:


    However, many people have found this direct approach works much better.

    John Doe d/b/a JOHN DOE

  • Donn

    Ares, can you go into more detail as far as that? As I’m thinking of switching back to getting a paper check, and am interested in what I can do if redeeming for US notes is not an option, though I’ll also start buying silver, can’t buy a bunch at the moment, but will steadily build up.

    Great site!

  • Dan

    Theres nothing particulary wrong with the government issuing a bond out of thin air, because we the people have granted the government the authority to tax a certain portion of our time and energy only in exchange for certain benefits.

    This time and energy, your time and energy, IS the only value in the economy.

    So there would be no problem with a government assesing that it will recieve so much in tax and therefor can issue so much money because it would be backed by the time and energy of the people and spent on the people and act as their currency.

    The problem comes when you introduce a third party to an otherwise perfect system. This third party is the private banking cartel which has somehow convinced the governments of the world that it needs them in their money creation process.

    So now instead of a government simply issuing its own currency completely debt free because to charge interest against yourself would be insane, it now writes up a bond sells on the open market which although open is actually a scam for the very reason that some business and individuals who bid are paying with money they had to earn whilst other privilaged corporations most commonly the commercial banks and by far the biggest buyers, buy by creating the money once they recieve the deposit of the bond as they do with your individual loans, as in the same way when you enter a bank you think you are borrowing other peoples money on deposit but this is not the case at all, you are depositing a promissary note in the same way the governement deposits a bond they then take your promiisary note as the colletaral to create the credit you request because the note acts as the time and energy behind the created credit to give it value within the economy.

    In my opinion there is nothing wrong with fiat money because it correctly establishes the true source of all wealth (your time and energy) but the problem with fiat money is the private monopoly control and privilage to issue it by certain corporations who have an agreement with the governments of the world. Simply remove this privilage and thus the application of interest on loans and you have a near perfect system for as long as money is still required by humans.

  • Donn,

    I apologize about the delay in getting back to you. Been a busy couple of weeks. Anyway what you are doing is your RIGHTFUL decision in redeeming U.S. Notes that are not part of the Federal Reserve System. What the bankers did was create a clause so that it would make it lawful, but not tell the people of the option not to take part.

    REDEEMED IN LAWFUL MONEY PURSUANT TO 12 USC 411 is basically stating that you would like to redeem United States Notes, but since none are even in existence that you’ll take Federal Reserve Notes at face value. Since you stamped the check with REDEEMED IN LAWFUL MONEY PURSUANT TO 12 USC 411 you’ve made it known that you do not want Federal Reserve Notes. But in order to do it correctly you’ll have to completely exit the system all together. No bank account at all. Banks will not hold United States Notes because they are not an elastic currency meaning they are not a fractionally reserved currency. So banks can’t make money. They’ll cash the check, because they are required by law too. But they do not have to hold them into account.

    Whole reason I haven’t started doing that myself, it’s extremely difficult to live in modern society without having a bank account. But I’ve followed the law, and follow David Merrill who does do that and he has shown time and time again that that method does indeed work and is lawful. When you declare you want U.S. Notes you are not subject to the taxation that comes with Federal Reserve Notes. Because United States Notes are public money. Not Private money. Public Money is subject to Public Law I.E. The Constitution.

    But the real kicker is this, you can literally crash the entire Federal Reserve System by declaring you want United States Notes, because by law there is only 300 million dollars of United States Notes that’s SUPPOSED to be in existence. That creates a liability for the Federal Reserve. One that they can NEVER repay because they only deal in Federal Reserve Notes. So if you exceed the 300 million dollar threshold. The Federal Reserve Bank will collapse.

  • John

    I looked up 12 USC 422. It has been omitted from the code. They have already covered their bases. The financial system is already in total meltdown so the wise thing to do is to prepare for the coming chaos. Convert as many FRNs into real money (gold/silver) as you can, stock the pantry and gun cabinet and work with your local militia unit to become the stabilizing and protective force when all other “official” agencies have melted away. If you think that there is enough time left, work with your state legislators in an effort to get state support to (re)build the state defense forces that were illegally abandoned under the Dick Act of 1903 (the “National Guard”). We may need them to defend against an increasingly desperate Federal government. No government is not going to provide meaningful answers. It is up to the people (and probably a minority of the people, the 3 percenters) to make and implement decisions that are can salvage America from the ashes that the Federal government and the Federal Reserve has savaged on America. Lots of people have opinions but are not willing to make an active effort to take part in making the changes that they are seeking. That is why we are in the situation that we now find ourselves.

  • lenora wingo

    the ussa is holding a deposited social sucurity ck to clear cks comming back throough.. now i have no medicane money

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