Are you A Person?
This is the single most important lesson that you MUST learn. If you spend an hour to learn this material you will be rewarded for the
rest of your life.
The word "person" in legal terminology is perceived as a general word which normally includes in its scope a variety of entities other than
human beings. See e. g. 1 U. S. C. sec 1. Church of Scientology v. U. S. Dept. of Justice (1979) 612 F. 2d 417, 425.
One of the very first of your STATE statutes will have a section
listed entitled "Definitions." Carefully study this section of the
statutes and you will find a portion that reads similar to this excerpt.
In construing these statutes and each and every word, phrase, or part
hereof, where the context will permit:
(1) The singular includes the plural and vice versa.
(2) Gender-specific language includes the other gender and neuter.
(3) The word "person" includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships,
business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations.
NOTE HOWEVER, THE DEFINITIONS STATUTE DOES NOT LIST MAN OR WOMAN -- THEREFORE THEY ARE EXCLUDED FROM ALL THE STATUTES !!!
Under the rule of construction "expressio unius est exclusio alterius," where a statute or Constitution enumerates the things on
which it is to operate or forbids certain things, it is ordinarily to
be construed as excluding from its operation all those not expressly
Generally words in a statute should be given their plain and ordinary meaning. When a statute does not specifically define words, such
words should be construed in their common or ordinary sense to the
effect that the rules used in construing statutes are also applicable in the construction of the Constitution. It is a fundamental rule of
statutory construction that words of common usage when used in a
statute should be construed in their plain and ordinary sense.
If you carefully read the statute laws enacted by your STATE legislature you will also notice that they are all written with
phrases similar to these five examples :
1. A person commits the offense of failure to carry a license if the person . . .
2. A person commits the offense of failure to register a vehicle if the person . . .
3. A person commits the offense of driving uninsured if the
person . . .
4. A person commits the offense of fishing if the person . . ..
5. A person commits the offense of breathing if the person . . ..
Notice that only "persons" can commit these STATE legislature created
crimes. A crime is by definition an offense committed against the "STATE." If you commit an offense against a human, it is called a
tort. Examples of torts would be any personal injury, slander, or
defamation of character.
So how does someone become a "person" and subject to regulation by STATE statutes and laws ?
There is only one way. Contract! You must ask the STATE for
permission to volunteer to become a STATE person. You must volunteer because the U. S. Constitution forbids the STATE from compelling you
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