As written by Lee Brobst, and as published by the Duck Club News
Digest, Stockton, California in October 1983, in a report entitled "The
Alarm is Ringing".
"The Federal District Courts are the only courts in the country that
have jurisdiction in Limited Liability (cases) for the Payment of Debts.
Everytime you are hauled into a Federal District Court on a tax matter,..or
what you think is a tax matter,..the judge issues a decision, and expands
upon the Maritime Law.
While you are involved in Maritime Law, if you are damaged by a
seaman, you cannot collect damages due you caused by a seaman. This is the
reason why people who file civil rights suits against the IRS and judges
get shot down.
The required report method? You lose because of failure to state a
claim on which relief can be granted. You are a seaman aboard spaceship
Earth trying to redress a right, but you have no rights when you're
involved in National Credit.
Once you understand the maritime law and how it works everything falls
right into place including the Internal Revenue Service. In maritime law
they have what is called double insurance. Its very common because of the
complexity of the goods carried on each ship they make sure there are two
insurance policies so if one should fail the other will take its place. The
first insurance policy is Social Security and the second one is the Income Tax.
Quoting Mr. Brobst, "Limited Liability for the Payment of Debts works
like this: I heard there was a man in Missouri by the name of Layne Crist
who had left his beans in a grain elevator for storage. When the elevator
announced bankruptcy, Crist went to the elevator to get his beans out. The
elevator people said he couldn't take them out but Crist forcefully removed
them anyway, whereupon the Elevator prosecuted him. They could do so
because Crist no longer owned the beans!
They had been stored in a commune,..an elevator in which there were
multiple demands on stored property. So when Crist went back for his beans
he was arrested for stealing property. The reason? That property belonged
to the Commune,..that is to everybody that deals in the public National
Credit. He enjoyed Limited Liability for the Payment of Debts.
There was another thing that Crist didn't know. He never owned the
beans in the first place because he was involved in Public National Credit
and he got a loan to grow the beans,..so there was a lien on the beans
before they came up out of the ground.
Now he also owns a tractor. That is he thinks he owns a tractor, but
whenever you can;t perform on a loan everything you have becomes pledge for
your activity. So, in such a case ,..one really "owns" nothing! One becomes
a feudal serf upon the land.
The minute you quit performing the authorities will confiscate
everything you own and eject you from the land. That is the "CON" game they
have going under the IRS Federal Reserve System!
To free yourself from these restrictions, imposed under the Maritime
(Admiralty jurisdiction) , you would have to sever yourself from Social
Security, liquidate your home mortgage, give up banks accounts, and
liquidate all loans. Everything that ties you in to the Public National
Credit. Otherwise everything you make, or will make, becomes a common
pledge to the national security while you're on a "joint venture for profit".
Now perhaps you can understand how you can be involved under the
Federal system, which ties you in with "Maritime" Laws and subjects you to
"Admiralty" jurisdiction under the law.
For banks, Limited Liability for the Payment of Debts works like this.
Let's say that you owe me $10,000, and you have $10,0000 in a savings bank
but the bank collapses. You think you're OK because the bank has FDIC to
protect you. But the Bank relies on Limited Liability for the Payment of
Debts and the insurance company that operates under Limited Liability is
the FDIC and for every dollar you have in the bank there is only 1/2 cent
available upon demand. So if you have $10,000 in the bank you can't pay me,
and I can't pay my bills either.
Quoting from Mr Brobst:
The IRS Tax Court is a court of insurance right out of British law. It
is called a 'Court of Insurance' in Blackstone's Commentaries, Vol 3 or 4.
Our Federal District Court judges are set up as judges of Maritime
law. Once you get into this and understand it, you will see how the Federal
District Courts work. Maritime law was separate from the rest of the court
system. When you went into a maritime court the papers you received there
stated in the caption at the top "IN ADMIRALTY".
I found out from Benders Federal Practices manual, Vol 1, that the
hiding of Admiralty law started in 1966. At that time, our courts joined
admiralty with other law forms, so if you went
into court on whatever type of case, whether In Equity, common law, or some
other form you would not know or be told that your case would be in
"Admiralty", but it would be switched into Admiralty without your
knowledge. Thus you no longer know what is going on in the Federal courts.
In Maritime Law , your insurance is good for a year at a time, just as
the IRS asks for payment of their "insurance premium", a year at a time.
You have to re-program your mind to think: "insurance" in place of "income
tax". We are not dealing with real money today,backed with gold or
silver...We are dealing with maritime law and credit, and this is something
you must remember.
When people revoke their marriage licenses they have a common law
marriage and the State loses its jurisdiction over them. That is one way of
beating the community property laws.
Twenty years after enactment of the Federal Reserve Act, on June 5,
1933, during a Banking Holiday which lasted for three weeks Congress
enacted HJR-192 to suspend the gold standard and abrogate the gold clause
This resolution declared that "Whereas the holding or dealing in gold
affect the public interest, and are therefore subject to proper regulation
and restriction; and whereas the existing emergency has disclosed that
provisions or obligations which purport to give the oblige a right to
require payment in gold or a particular kind of coin or currency,..are
inconsistent with the declared policy of Congress,..in the payment of debts.
This resolution thereby declared that any obligation requiring
"payment in gold or a particular kind of coin or currency, or in an amount
in money of the United States measured thereby, is declared to be against
public policy; and, Every obligation, heretofore or hereafter incurred,
shall be "discharged" upon payment, dollar for dollar, in any coin or
currency which at the time of payment is legal tender for public and
Note that the words do not talk about "payment" of debt, but clearly
states that "Every obligation,..shall be discharged." Once we understand
the facts, a light comes on with regard to our understanding of what has
been, and is, going on in our courts.
Every court in the land is operating under the jurisdiction of
Admiralty, and in this jurisdiction, among other things:
(1) The jury if there is one, is merely advisor to the chancellor (judge),
(2) The advisory jury must see and hear only the evidence that the judge must see and hear only the evidence that the judge permits,
(3) The Advisory jury must take the law as the judge dictates it to them;
(4) Substantive common law (Bill of rights) is not cognizable,
(5) There is Limited Liability for Payment of Debt,
(6) There are no such things as rights, only privileges,
(7) Performance is compelled for receiving benefits from privilege.
Proceeding with the observations of Mr. Lee Brobst:
I am now going to take you back in time to 1933. Because there was an
Act of Congress known as HJR 192 that suspended our gold standard. What
this did was to forbid the American people to pay their debts at law. The
only thing we have been able to do since then isto SKIP paying our debts!
When you cannot pay your debts at law you are put into the jurisdiction of
"limited capacity" which limits you from performing an act,..and this is
you are prevented from paying debts. What happened in 1933 is this: When
Congress suspended our National money system they opened the flood gates
for Maritime Law to come inland, into situations formerly dominated bycommon law.
Now the founding fathers set up two jurisdictions for us in this
country. One was the Maritime Law and the other was the Common Law for
local use of the states. So when Congress suspended the gold standard they
thereby released Maritime Law into land areas formerly dominated by Common
Law. The effect was to destroy what is called the "allodial land title"
which is the substance of common law.
In 1933 we went into instant "bankruptcy" or "receivership" to the
private Federal Reserve Corporation. All of \our money went into the hands
of a private group of bankers who are the stockholders of the Federal
Reserve,..the central bankers from Europe, in cooperation with some of our
So what happened is this: The bankers started creating check book
money over our land title which means that this involvement which has taken
place since 1933 changed America from a common law "allodial" system into a
common law feudal system.
Upon the total bankruptcy of America the powers that be who own the
Federal Reserve System will foreclose on the U.S. Treasury. In the process
they will have turned the U.S. into a private profit making corporation for
their exclusive benefit, and you will be but a serf in their employ.
An insurable interest, under Maritime, triggers a multiple of things,
such as: the liability for a State Income Tax, a County Income Tax, a right
to work tax etc. It triggers additional insurance policies to protect an
"insurable interest" under Maritime.
When we plead a tax case in court, we think we are pleading taxes, but
the judge takes a different view of it, that it is a matter of insurance in
a Maritime contract, and that it heretofore comes under "Admiralty"
jurisdiction and procedures.
Under Maritime Law we are responsible for any loss which occurs while
involved in maritime commerce. Under the common law which prevailed prior
to this case (1948) we were responsible for our debts. If you and I own a
ship and we want to transport goods to Japan, we solicit people to ship
goods with us. Three days out of port we are hit by a severe storm which
damaged goods on board our ship.
Under the common law We would have been responsible for the loss of
goods on board. The shippers saw this as a threat to maritime shipping so
they induced Congress to pass a law which is called "The Public Liability
Statute", which was passed on March 3, 1851. So, as a result the ship
owners are now exempt and the shippers are responsible for their goods,
under maritime law.
Now in 1933 when we lost our public National money system, we were
all thrown into national bankruptcy under law and insurance. When you are
involved in maritime law all your property, including the shirt on your
back is a common pledge for the security of everyone concerned.
In years past it was too dangerous to ship money. The maritime law
supplied the credit system to replace money,..a credit system which has to
deal with bills, notes and checks as we have today. So this is the modern
way,..bills, notes and checks, simply paper, called "money". All this is
legal under authority of mercantile law under "Admiralty" jurisdiction.
According to Mr Brobst, the foreclosure of America by the Federal
Reserve System will occur when the debt becomes so large that we can no
longer pay the interest, or the interest exceeds the principal. According
to Mr Brobst, at that time the powers behind the Fed will own all the land
titles and we will all be but serfs upon the land we once owned.
Finally, having introduced you to the implications of Admiralty laws,
as described by Mr Brobst, we encourage you to research some ofour
writings which describe why we must replace the fictitious so-called
"Federal" Reserve System, with an Association of States, thereby
reasserting our control over our future, whereby we become tax-free once again.
Leslie A. Lummis,
Tamuning, Guam 96911
Thank you for your interest..and patience...Les
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