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0.  Questions about the effectiveness of our materials, membership, or the benefits of membership:

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Questions about the effectiveness of our materials, membership, or the benefits of membership

QUESTION 0.01:

Question 0.01:  I am on the verge of becoming a member, but I would like to know the benefits of membership and if I can be helped?

Answer 0.01:   Our PDF Terms of Use and Service, Form #01.016 (Section 4, item 8) and our PDF Articles of Mission, Form #01.004 (Section 3.8) make it abundantly clear that no one in the ministry is authorized to promise anything or share subjective opinions about the "benefits" of our strictly religious and educational materials and information.  God already told you what the "benefits" are in Deut. 28:1-14, within his "protection franchise" and law called the Bible.  Aren't you reading your Bible?

The goal is not to be personally "helped" in an earthly or physical way, but achieving salvation by honoring and obeying God and PDF His laws, and man's laws to the extent that they don't conflict with PDF God's laws.  If personal or financial benefit is more important to you than loving your neighbor by learning and following PDF God's law and man's law, then you are on the wrong website because you are an idolator who worships money or prosperity and not God.  Jesus said that where a man's treasure is, there his heart will be also. Matt. 6:19-21. Is God your treasure or is wealth your treasure?  If you are approaching membership with the attitude of "what's in it for me", then you have the wrong motive and are discouraged from becoming a Member (see Matt. 26:15).  Our PDF Articles of Mission, Form #01.004 and our Member Agreement, Form #01.001 also both make it abundantly clear that the purpose of this website is exclusively to glorify and worship the one and only God through obedience, truth, legal education and activism and not personal gain or economic benefit.  Our goal is to love our neighbor by learning and obeying God's laws and thereby DO JUSTICE as Micah 6:8 requires.  It is only through our own weakness and persecution in satisfying that great commission of our Lord that God can be glorified.  It is only by our denying self and placing God ABOVE self through our actions and choices that this ministry and this website can even be thought of as a religious ministry in any sense of the word.  You probably know that, but you just want to tempt us and test us like the Pharisees did to Jesus to see if we also know it because you are probably from the government/Satan and want to discredit and persecute us:

"And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the Revelation, a thorn in the flesh [the IRS and the Federal Reserve and a corrupt government] was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.  Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.  And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
[2 Cor. 12:7-10, Bible, NKJV]

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.  But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.  If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.  But let him ask in faith, with no doubting [of US or your own understanding of man's law illuminated by the Holy Spirit], for he who doubts [Gods' provision] is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.  For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;  he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways."
[James 1:2-8, Bible, NKJV]

Your question reveals that you may be unwilling to allow yourself to be weak and vulnerable, and thereby exercise faith in God instead of trusting man/mammon/government.  Do you not want to trust God or give God any room to operate in your life? Do you not want to carry the cross of Jesus as He requires of you in Matt. 10:34-39?  It sounds to us like you may want insurance, not salvation or education.  Click here (OFFSITE LINK) for an article on this subject.  If that is the case, you need faith and trust in God, not help from us.  Is Jesus your Savior and indemnification from the liability for Hell but NOT your Lord and the object of your supreme allegiance and worship/obedience?  Jesus isn't your Sovereign Lord and He isn't above all the other idols you worship unless your are willing to risk persecution, pain, financial loss in obedience to Him and thereby forsake your other idols.  In that case, you are worshipping a false religion and we don't want you in this ministry.  How can God show His face if you give Him no room to work miracles in your life?  Jesus said in Matt. 6:25-34 not to worry about tomorrow, and you seem worried.  That kind of fear is of the devil, not the Lord.

"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things [security, prosperity, and protection] shall be added to you."
[Matt. 6:33, Bible, NKJV]

If Jesus had only looked on His ministry based on the personal or financial benefit to Him and not others, do you think we would still be hearing about and reading about and following Him today?  Instead, when the money changers took over the Ministry, he was furious.

"But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."
[1 Tim. 6:9-10, Bible, NKJV]

Then God said to him: “Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice, behold, I have done according to your words; see, I have given you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has not been anyone like you before you, nor shall any like you arise after you. And I have also given you what you have not asked: both riches and honor, so that there shall not be anyone like you among the kings [Sovereigns] all your days. So if you walk in My ways, to keep My statutes and My commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.
[1 Kings 3:11-14, Bible, NKJV]

And when a sorcerer proposed to abuse the power of God to earn money, he was strongly rebuked, just as we rebuke all those who pursue this ministry for the sake of money.

And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, saying, “Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit.

But Peter said to him, “Your money perish with you, because you thought that the gift of God could be purchased with money! You have neither part nor portion in this matter, for your heart is not right in the sight of God. Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you. For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity.

Then Simon answered and said, “Pray to the Lord for me, that none of the things which you have spoken may come upon me.”
[Acts 8:18-24, Bible, NKJV]

SEDM is a Ministry, a religious Fellowship, and an activism group.  People can't and don't join bona-fide, legitimate religious ministries for selfish or economic reasons, but exclusively for spiritual reasons.    The only legitimate spiritual reason identified in the Bible and the one mentioned in the Ten Commandments is love and obedience to God.  The Bible Book of Ecclesiastes says "this is man's all". 

"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:

Fear God and keep His commandments,
For this is man’s all.
For God will bring every work into judgment,
Including every secret thing,
Whether good or evil."
[Eccl. 12:13-14, Bible, NKJV]

Your question erroneously and PDF maliciously presupposes that we are a business or government 501(c)(3) corporation focused on "customer service" like all the other corrupted churches out there that are selling their sheep to the government for twenty pieces of silver by PDF lying to them about  the proper relationship of Christians and churches to government. We are not a "business", nor do we sell anything.  We don't do this for money.  We aren't man pleasers and we don't have any "customers" or do any advertising.  We are ONLY God pleasers.  God is our only "customer". 

“Now therefore, fear the LORD, serve [ONLY] Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods [and totalitarian socialist governments] which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. [as SLAVES and] Serve the LORD!
[Joshua 24:14, Bible, NKJV]

If you read the words of Jesus in the New Testament, you will find that the only people that He ever criticized or got angry at were the Pharisees and the lawyers, and He did so precisely because they were man pleasers instead of God pleasers (see Luke 11:37-54).  We don't ever want to be the object of that kind of condemnation or ridicule from our Lord and ONLY King, Lawgiver, and Judge.  The only "benefit" of membership is eternal salvation through faith, love and trust in God, and obedience of PDF God's laws.  According to Jesus Christ, obedience to God's laws is the essence of how we love and honor ONLY Him.  See John 14:21, 1 John 4:16, 1 John 2:3-6.  If love for the Father and humble obedience to PDF His Holy laws as His steward and fiduciary isn't a worthy and satisfactory SOLE reason to join this ministry, then you are a lukewarm Christian and we vomit you out of our mouth and our Ministry and cast you into outer darkness as Jesus did in Rev. 3:16, and as the host did at the parable of the marriage supper to all who were invited but either refused to come or came dressed improperly (see Matt. 22:1-14):

"So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth."
[Rev. 3:16, Bible, NKJV]

It's hyocritical to expect your public servants to obey and honor you as their Master and Sovereign if you won't do the same thing and honor God as your King, Lawgiver, and Judge.  Please don't try to commercialize and denigrate us by connecting us with filthy lucre or bringing your own private agenda,  commerce, and money changing inside our Ministry doors. 

"Feed the flock of God which is among you [as ministers to them and with God's pure and holy knowledge and wisdom], taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint [or compulsion], but willingly; not for filthy lucre [money], but of a ready mind;

Neither as being lords [tyrants] over God's heritage [or His flock or people], but being [good] examples to the flock.

And when the chief Shepherd [God] shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away."
[1 Peter 5:2-4, Bible, KVJ]

If you were of the Father and the Father was in you, you wouldn't even be asking the above question.  The Bible says in John 10:7-21 that the sheep in the flock that is this ministry will recognize their Father's voice if they are His.  Do you recognize the voice of the Father in the doctrine and teachings of this ministry and more importantly, are you willing to obey the Father's call to do justice and love mercy and walk humbly before Him (Micah 6:8) as the main goal of your life?  If not, then please go back to your comfortable government cage, and waste away the rest of what we believe God will end up judging (Rev. 20:11-15) as an irresponsible and hedonistic life in government employment rearranging deck chairs on the sinking Titanic.  In the meantime, we'll sit here patiently building Noah's Spiritual Ark and filling it with God's treasures of wisdom, discretion, and knowledge while we are ridiculed by nonbelievers and lukewarm Christians around us, all of whom will eventually be drowned by their own selfishness, ignorance, and indifference (OFFSITE LINK) to the evil that is eventually going to engulf and destroy all that makes life worth living and all the liberties and freedoms we hold so dear.  Our prayers are with you in your own quest for truth, justice, and a small, accountable, lawful, and responsible limited government.

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QUESTION 0.02:

Question 0.02:  Do you have any information about successes of your users in using the educational materials offered on the SEDM website?

I don't mean to be rude, I'm just asking if there is a body of evidence that exists to demonstrate that your methods work. For example, Peter Eric Hendrickson maintains a list of refund checks from the U.S. Treasury and state treasuries on his website at http://www.losthorizons.com as well as a running total of all of these checks (currently $9.92 million). The names and addresses on each check are blurred out in order to protect the identity of each person, but the amount and the unique check # and Treasury Dept. seal are on them to prove that they aren't phonies.
 
Before I throw in with a group of people, I like to know--so far as possible--that they aren't simply theory-crafting and that they have accomplished real world victories for the rule of law. I do not feel that it should come across as rude or uppity to request such information, just sane and rational. Let me be clear once again: I am NOT asking for any personal identifying information, just evidence that would demonstrate that some of the methods described herein have actually worked. My experience has been that many times in the Truth Movement, people have wonderful ideas based on the law, and in theory they work, but in de facto practice, the IRS or whatever agency just ignores you, the judge is corrupt, and you get slapped with a huge fine. Then, when you turn to the people who offered the advice they say "Hey, you use our information at your own risk." Seems rather unsporting to lead lambs to the slaughter.

Answer 0.02:  We have a question for you:  How do you define "success"?  If your criteria includes anything commercial, then you are on the wrong website and you are violating our Member Agreement.  One of the main goals of this website is to learn, obey, and enforce God's law and man's law.  How is it that the "success" of such a goal can be measured?  We haven't figured that out yet and maybe you can help us to define what it is that we are measuring. 

  1. We spend all day every day looking at court cases and trying to find even one occasion where anyone in the government and especially the courts or the legal profession has discredited any argument or where any of the information on this website is proved inconsistent with what the law actually says.  We have found nothing.
  2. We invite any and all to review and rebut our materials in our forums, and no one has.  We get over 30000 visitors a month, and many of those are attorneys, and no one has yet refuted any of our information with evidence.  They may not like it, but they can't disprove it.
  3. Our materials have been also reviewed by the federal courts and the Dept. of Justice during a two year tax shelter injunction suit.  The government was given a copy of the entire website on DVD and asked to disclose anything that was false, fraudulent, or inconsistent with prevailing law and told that if they didn't do so within 30 days, then under Fed.R.Civ. P. 8(b)(6), they conclusively agree with it and are estopped from further challenging its accuracy.  They didn't provide any evidence on the record that it was false as requested and therefore they agree under the Federal Rules.  See section 10 of our About Us page for details on the unsuccessful injunction proceeding against one of our members  (but not us).
  4. Our members have met with the IRS and asked them to provide an itemized list of anything that is false, fraudulent, or inconsistent with prevailing law signed under penalty of perjury and they wouldn't do it.   They even offered to spend a WEEK of their own time in the IRS offices going over anything and everything the IRS thought was wrong and they wouldn't do it.  Therefore, under Fed.R. Civ.P. 8(b)(6), they agree with the accuracy of our materials  and are estopped from later challenging our materials.
  5. Our Members have been using our materials since 2003 and never seen anything from a credible source (consistent with our Reasonable Belief About Income Tax Liability, Form #05.007) that would authoritatively contradict anything currently posted here coming from the government.  We provide forums for people to post their experiences and we have never seen anything posted in the forums that would contradict any of of the materials currently posted on this site.

Since we can't and won't use a commercial criteria for success, then the above are the metrics we have come up with and they all establish that our materials are truthful, accurate, and consistent with prevailing law, which is the way we define "success" and the ONLY way that we can define success without violating our Member Agreement.  If you have a better way to define success that is not commercial, then please help us.  We also emphasize that a thing can be ACCURATE and CONSTISTENT with prevailing law WITHOUT ALSO being FACTUAL, ACTIONABLE, or ADMISSIBLE as evidence in a court of law.  Everything on this site fits that category and ONLY becomes FACTUAL and ADMISSIBLE by your OWN signature and signed in the form of an affidavit or perjury statement.  WITHOUT such a signature, everything on this website is NONFACTUAL and NONACTIONABLE religious beliefs and opinions that can NEVER LAWFULLY become the subject of controversy in any court of law because they are NOT "legal evidence" UNTIl they become FACTUAL and ACTIONABLE.

Now let me ask you another thing:  Was Jesus "successful"?  He did nothing but endlessly suffer for pursuing truth and justice, and was never identified in the Bible as prosperous.  He is our role model as Christians and He had no commercial motive but just wanted people to learn and obey God's Laws.  On that subject, He said:

"He who has [understands and learns] My commandments [laws in the Bible (OFFSITE LINK)] and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him."
[John 14:21, Bible, NKJV]

The Bible also says that "love" is the essence of who God is (1 John 4:8, 16).  If the essence of God is Love and the essence of love is obedience to God's Law, then the essence of being a Christian is learning and obeying God's laws regardless of the commercial cost, which is the main goal of this religious website.  How do you measure the "success" of THAT?  In that sense, we have only one "customer", who is God.  We aren't here to be man pleasers and you are a man.  All efforts to collect commercial success statistics just corrupt our religious ministry, connect us to filthy lucre, and force us to fornicate with a BEAST government.  You are going to have to choose WHOM you will serve, God or Mammon, because Jesus said you CANNOT serve BOTH.  If you serve Mammon, meaning MONEY and COMMERCE, then you don't belong here and should NOT be "using" our materials or services:

"No servant [or religious ministry or biological person] can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon [government]."
[Luke 16:13, Bible, NKJV] 

We want to love you by setting you free with the Truth and by proving its the truth by ensuring that it is uncontroverted as we have done, but you cannot have a commercial motive for obtaining it and what you DO with it is entirely your choice and responsibility.  Everyone who will argue against the Truth will always do so for a commercial reason to benefit themselves.  When you pursue the Truth, Jesus PROMISED that you are sure to be persecuted and injured.  THAT is how He defines success and in that sense, everything we do is "successful".  He was, in fact, crucified some say because he was a tax protester.  See Luke 23:2.  Click here for more details on this.

We wish we had more feedback from our Members so that we could offer you scientific statistics on the consequences of using our materials.  Before we could offer such information, we would need a good definition of "success" that no one seems to be able to define quantitatively.  Consequently, there is no information we can provide to you about the probability of "success" in using our educational materials until you tell us what it means beyond what we have tried to define here. 

If you have a story or anecdote you'd like to share about the use of our materials, please either submit it through our Contact Us page or post it in our Member Forums!  We encourage you to get an account on Westlaw or Versuslaw and do the "due diligence" case research yourself to verify that what we are telling you is truthful rather than relying on anything that we say.  Our Member Agreement says you can't rely on anything we say anyway, so why would you even ask us?  The ONLY thing that you can rely on is what the law actually says, so why would you ask for an opinion that you aren't allowed to rely on anyway?  This is covered in our Member Agreement and the following:

Reasonable Belief About Income Tax Liability, Form #05.007

If you find anything wrong with what we have to offer, just point it out in section 9.4 (Errata Reports) of our forums.  We don't censor our forums and we put them there so that the quality of the information and services that we offer can be continually improved based on informed readers like yourself.  If you aren't willing to help improve it with your feedback, you have no one to blame but yourself for the result because we don't listen to whiners, but those with the constructive purpose of improving what we offer.  You are the only one who is responsible for your own choices and actions, and we will do nothing to help offload that responsibility to us.  That would simply undermine your sovereignty, which we simply won't do.  It sounds like you really aren't interested in FACTS, but INSURANCE, and we don't offer insurance.

Lastly, please be advised that our About Us page says that no one at SEDM is allowed to share subjective opinions about the effectiveness of our materials and are ONLY allowed to provide scientific statistics if available.  Since we don't have any such statistics, then there is absolutely nothing further we can do to answer your question without violating our member agreement.

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QUESTION 0.03:

Question 0.03:  Do you have any statistics on the "performance" or "effectiveness" of your response letters?  I'd like to know more about what I'm getting.

Answer 0.03:   Unfortunately, we are not presently equipped with the technology resources or staff to keep detailed statistics but would like to be eventually so we have a method to continually improve our offerings.  "Success" is a very subjective and ambiguous term unless it is defined and you didn't define it.  To know about the effectiveness of our response letters, we would need disciplined feedback from our readers.  In practice, we find that most readers do not want to be burdened with providing feedback and don't want to have to digest or make sense out of the numerical statistics that would be generated from such feedback either.

We do know that if you do not respond to Federal letters then you lose on your "dishonor" under the rules of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).  Dishonor occurs in two methods: 1) Silence, and 2) Arguing.  For more details on the rules for commercial law, click here.

We prefer to educate you about how to remain in Honor.  You accomplish this by a conditional acceptance made by the response letter which in effect states that you conditionally accept the government offer to get you to admit liability and payment for such liability upon proof of claim that you are a party made liable via an Implementing Regulation published in the Federal Register and that you have your legal residence and/or principle place of business within an internal revenue district.

The government has no proof of any Implementing Regulation published in the Federal Register.  The government agents have taken an Oath of Office to well and faithfully discharge the duties of their office and to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States to which American Nationals are secured parties to that very Constitution. Not a bad bargain.

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QUESTION 0.04:

Question 0.04:  Are Bivens Actions effective and worth the trouble?  Why is IMF Decoding important and does your MF Decoder decode EPMF or IRAF files?  If so, is it necessary that these be decoded?

 

Answer 0.04:   Some answers:

  1. Bivens Actions are reserved ONLY for violations of Fourth Amendment Rights against federal actors in states of the Union when undertaken in federal and not state court.  Those who have not had federal agents raid their house should not undertake Bivens Actions as a remedy.  A Constitutional tort action is the only appropriate remedy and no statute is needed, including the Federal Tort Claims Act, because the Bill of Rights is "self-executing" AND because federal civil law has no jurisdiction over acts created within constitutional states of the Union.
  2. We can't determine how effective a Bivens Action might be in your particular case because we can't give legal advice.  Litigation is always a gamble and results are unpredictable.  Click here (OFFSITE LINK) if you want some government statistics on how effective they are.  Get an account on http://versuslaw.com for $19.95/month and search the case databases on your own to determine for yourself how effective they are.  That is what we would do to answer the question for ourselves and certainly, there is nothing stopping you from doing it either.
  3. Since we don't do any of this for money and want to be around over the long term to help educate you and earn your trust through our objectivity, there is no motivation for us to affect or influence your judgment to our financial benefit.  Consequently, we won't make recommendations about which option is best for you that involve any financial consequence.  Therefore, you can read the detailed free MF Decoder manual at http://sedm.org/ItemInfo/Programs/MFDecoder/MFDecoder.htm.  If you don't think the program or the documentation make sense or that you could not run it yourself, then you have answered your own question.  If not, go ahead and flip a coin or ask a more knowledgeable friend.
  4. As far as decoding, absolutely everything we know about decoding and the decoding process is thoroughly explained at:
    http://sedm.org/ItemInfo/Services/IMFDecoding/IMFDecoding.htm
    http://sedm.org/ItemInfo/Programs/MFDecoder/MFDecoder.htm
    http://sedm.org/LibertyU/IMFDecoding.pdf

    There is nothing we can add to the description there or the free manual that is available on the MF Decoder page, which are very thorough.  You will have to make your own determination about whether the service might help you, because we can't give legal advice and we don't want to either advertise or promote anything.  We are simply here to help those who can make their own informed decisions as "nontaxpayers" about what they need, and those decisions must be based entirely upon our PDF Reasonable Belief About Income Tax Liability, Form #05.007 memorandum of law and nothing else, and ESPECIALLY not anything we might say.

  5. Neither the MF Decoder Software nor the Full Service decoding examine IRAF files.  You are on your own with those.

Once again, our PDF Articles of Mission, Form #01.004 say very explicitly we can't give legal advice or make any kind of promises or assurances about anything offered on this website.  False promises are the basis for how the government slanders and shuts down those it targets for illegal persecution, because allegations of false promises are used to accuse individuals of "false commercial speech" that hurts people.  We can therefore have no part in answering such a question.  The most we can say is that we have done our best to ensure that everything we offer is completely consistent with the latest versions of the Internal Revenue Code, the Treasury Regulations, the Internal Revenue Manual, and other IRS publications.  It is for you as an informed consumer to decide whether we have been effective at that mission, and it would be a conflict of interest for us to influence you in one direction or another.  Our tools and offerings are only as accurate as the government's propaganda...Oops, I mean code (not "law", but "code") and publications 033102smiled_1_prv.gif.  Caveat emptor.

"If a nation [or a people] expects to be ignorant [or dependent on anyone] and free... it expects what never was and never will be.”
[Thomas Jefferson]

If our materials are inconsistent with reality or prevailing law, it is only because the government:

  1. Refuses to accept responsibility for the accuracy of their publications, phone support, or statements.  Why then do you want us to take more responsibility for our statements than the government does for theirs?  Read the amazing truth of this matter for yourself:

    http://famguardian.org/Subjects/Taxes/Articles/IRSNotResponsible.htm  (OFFSITE LINK)

  2. Refuses to accept our repeated invitations to contact us informally and administratively to help us correct the information we offer, in violation of their Internal Revenue Manual section 1.1.1.1, which says their mission is to: "Provide America’s taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all."  The "fairness to all" part of that mission statement implies that they owe an equal duty to those who are not "taxpayers", such as us, and that duty has been maliciously neglected to date by them.  Equal protection of the laws under the Fourteenth Amendment Section 1 demands that they provide an equal degree of help to "nontaxpayers" in defending their status as "nontaxpayers" and explaining to them why the IRC does NOT apply to them.
  3. Refuses to make available the necessary publications and internal policy documents which might allow us to correct any errors, after repeated good faith attempts by us and several others to obtain the information.  In fact, they have systematically withheld, hid, and obfuscated the information necessary to improve our tools and  publications in an attempt to interfere with the process of determining the validity of the false and illegal assessments they have been making on PDF nontaxpayers.  That is called "obstruction of justice" and "extortion" and hypocrisy in our book.  It also violates the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. Chapter 41, Subchapter V, which requires that all parties subject to federal jurisdiction MUST be able and willing within 30 days to provide all information necessary to determine the validity of any imputed debt, whether a tax debt or not.

You are the sovereign and you and only you can determine what is right for you based on your own reading of the extensive information available in the legal resources referenced on both this website and the Family Guardian website. You must base your decision about what is best on what the government says constitutes a PDF Reasonable Belief About Income Tax Liability, Form #05.007 and consistent with our Member Agreement, Form #01.001.  If these sources of information and belief aren't enough, then the problem isn't a deficiency of information, but rather a crisis of confidence in yourself and your ability to govern your own life and make your own decisions.  No amount of marketing on our part can compensate for a crisis of confidence on your part.  The government likes and actually helps "manufacture" people who feel inadequate to make their own decisions, because they make good sheep and targets for exploitation and extortion.  They do this in the public fool, I mean "school", system.  Spread your wings and learn to fly or forever be chained to the federal plantation (Babylon the Great Harlot).  America will be the land of the free when it is the land of the brave, and bravery has to start with you.  Please read this page and our "About Us" pages if you have any doubts about these issues.  Good luck and God bless in your own sovereign quest for Truth and justice.

"The hand of the diligent [and responsible and studious] will rule,
But the lazy [or irresponsible] man will be put to forced labor [government slavery!]."
[Prov. 12:24, Bible, NKJV]

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QUESTION 0.05:

Question 0.05:  I belong to The Church of The Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith and we don't believe in fellowshipping, with any other religious organization.  Our belief is based on the Bible.  I've noticed the only way one can obtain information from the Ministry, is by becoming a Member.  I ask is there any other way I can obtain your information?  I have been reading various forms of information from the Family Guardian website.  My ultimate goal is to become sovereign.

Answer 0.05:   Thank you for that insightful and important question.  We don't seek to force anyone to do anything.  This is a voluntary religious and/or political association of people who do nothing but share beliefs and opinions, not facts.  All you have to be in order to become a Member is believe in a SINGLE God, put Him first, and obey the other technical requirements of the Member Agreement, Form #01.001.  This is also covered in section 9 of our About Us Page.  We can't and won't force you to fellowship or speak or associate with other Members if you don't want to.  You are free to redefine the spiritual aspects of the Member Agreement, Form #01.001, to replace the word "fellowship" or "Member" with whatever else you want and to describe your religious beliefs however you choose, as long as you otherwise meet all other aspects of the agreement and indeed believe in God.  We can't and won't waive any of the other terms of the agreement, however, because it is very carefully designed to avoid anything that would bring reproach upon the Lord or cause anyone to engage in any unlawful or injurious behaviors.  Send us your modified version of the agreement signed and highlight what you changed, and we will examine it and notify you whether we can accept it.  Please send both the signed acrobat version and also it in editable Microsoft Word format.  Before you make the changes, make sure you turn the Microsoft Word "Track Changes" mode on so that we can see what you changed or modified.

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QUESTION 0.06:

Question 0.06:  I don't meet all of the requirements for membership identified in the Member Agreement, Form #01.001.  Can you make an exception for me in allowing me to use your materials?

 

Answer 0.06:  We can't and won't willingly make exceptions for ANYONE.  Period. You must meet ALL of the requirements for membership identified in the Member Agreement, Form #01.001 BEFORE you "use" our materials or services, meaning send them into to any member of the legal profession or the government.   This requirement is also true even if you promise to meet the requirements in the Member Agreement, Form #01.001 but in fact haven't yet. To do otherwise would be to needlessly clog up the IRS and interfere with the lawful and constitutional administration of the Internal Revenue Code, which we don't ever want to be accused of doing.  Anyone can be a member of our ministry, but the only people we can allow to "use" our materials are those who:

  1. Not only believe they are are "nontaxpayers", but who in fact ACT like "nontaxpayers"
  2. Are in fact and in deed people the IRS simply isn't lawfully allowed to "service", and . . .
  3. Are not subject to the jurisdiction of any federal district or circuit court. 

We are not a customer-driven organization or a business, but a spiritual, religious, and educational ministry.  We exist ONLY to love and serve God and teach people how to honor Him by studying and obeying His law and by loving and not hurting their neighbor in fulfillment of the two Great Commandments found in Matt. 22:36-40 in the Bible.  Please don't try to bring reproach upon this ministry or the Lord we exist to serve, obey, and glorify by connecting us with commerical motives or harmful or illegal activities.

We also emphasize the content of this section on the opening page of our website by providing a link at the bottom of the page entitled "Important Note".

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QUESTION 0.07:

Question 0.07:  Your Member Agreement, Form #01.001 is only signed by the Member and not the Ministry.  Doesn't this mean it is not enforceable in court?

Answer 0.07:  Thanks for that very insightful question.  The answer is a resounding NO.  There are many legally enforceable obligations that are only signed by one party.  Let's list a few examples:

  1. Tax returns.  Judges treat the obligations created by this effectively unilateral contract as a solemn obligation that people can't get out of.  That is why is it signed under penalty of perjury.
  2. Trust deeds on property.  The reason they aren't signed by multiple parties is because they are frequently sold on the open market and would be unmarketable if they were.
  3. Debt securities or notes.  Debt securities are supposed to be signed by the borrower AND the lender.  Look at the Federal Reserve Notes in your pocket.  There are two signatures on the notes but both parties work for the U.S. government, who is the borrower.  The lender, which is the Federal Reserve, doesn't sign.  Therefore, they FRNs are debt securities signed by only one party: The U.S. Government.

If the government wants to attack this as a defect in our Member Agreement, Form #01.001, then they are also going to have to destroy the very mechanism that allows them to assess and collect revenues under Subtitle A of the Internal Revenue Code.  Our memorandum of law entitled PDF Requirement for Consent, Form #05.003 proves that Subtitle A of the Internal Revenue Code behaves as "private law" or "special law" that only applies to parties who make themselves individually subject by individual consent.  In effect, it behaves as a contractual obligation incident to federal public office and requires a signature of some kind on the part of a person in order to make them into a "taxpayer".  That signature must appear on any one of several different types of private contracts, including the SS-5, W-4, or 1040 federal return.  If a party has never signed any of these "contracts", then they cannot be a "taxpayer" under Subtitle A of the I.R.C.  Therefore, they are "nontaxpayers" not liable.

Some contracts also behave as "adhesion contracts", where involving oneself in a particular activity makes them subject to an agreement of some kind, even though written consent was never provided.  These kinds of contracts trigger based on an activity, rather than explicit informed consent.  For instance, criminal or penal laws act this way:  If you commit a crime, you become subject to a certain provision of the criminal code.  If you never committed the crime, you can't be subject.  Another example is engaging in foreign commerce under Subtitle D of the Internal Revenue Code.  In the case of this Ministry, viewing, using, or downloading our copyrighted and licensed materials or communicating with us in any form causes the User to become automatically subject to the terms of the SEDM Member Agreement, Form #01.001, even if they have not explicitly signed it.  You will note that the term "User" has a different meaning in the Disclaimer statement than other words on this website, and it is explicitly defined to mean anyone who views, reads, downloads, or uses any of the materials available on this website or communicates with any of the users.

Based on the foregoing analysis, if the government or any Member invalidates the enforceability of our Member Agreement, Form #01.001, then it would also have to declare that:

  1. Federal Reserve Notes were unlawfully issued and unusable.
  2. Tax returns create no obligation in law.
  3. All trust deeds on real property are invalid and no one really owns real property.  The whole real estate industry is just one big fraud.
  4. Social Security participation is not lawful.  The SS-5 application only has one signature.

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QUESTION 0.08:

Question 0.08:  I am having trouble faxing you the Membership Application.  May I email it to you instead?

Answer 0.08:  Yes you may.  Acrobat PDF format is preferred because these files are usually smaller.  If you scan and send as image files, the attachments may be too large to go through the email.  Generally, attachments bigger than about two megabytes will bounce.

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QUESTION 0.09:

Question 0.09:  Why do people have to consent to such a long Member Agreement, Form #01.001 in order to "USE" your materials or services to dispute a tax liability?  This seems kind of restrictive?

Answer 0.09:  ANYONE may obtain and read our materials or services and by doing so they unconditionally consent to our Member Agreement.  This requirement excludes our Member Agreement, Form #01.001 in order to allow people to consider and ask questions about our Member Agreement BEFORE becoming a Member.  However, if they wish to "USE" our tax information or services, meaning USE them to interact with any third party in the legal or tax profession or the government in disputing a tax liability, they must ALSO be in full compliance with our Member Agreement.  We do this for several reasons.  Below are a few:

  1. We want to prevent our materials from being abused or misused and thereby bringing reproach upon us, the God we serve, and the freedom community in general.  The Member Agreement, Form #01.001 section 1 is VERY specific about who can and who can't obtain our materials, to prevent them from getting in the hands of those who might abuse them.
  2. We want to prevent the materials from being used for an unlawful purpose.  The audience authorized to use (e.g. send in to the government or courts) the materials excludes "taxpayers" and all those who have not done all the things necessary to become "nontaxpayers".  A "taxpayer" who uses our materials is violating the Member Agreement, Form #01.001 because he might try to abuse them to interfere with the lawful enforcement of the Internal Revenue Code in violation of PDF 18 U.S.C. 371 and PDF 26 U.S.C. 7212.  We as a ministry are PDF nonresidents not subject to these statutes and not engaged in PDF commercial activity or speech, but we don't want to target or associate with  those who might be, because this might result in a surrender of our sovereign immunity under 28 U.S.C. 1605(a)(2) and needlessly subject us to corrupted federal jurisdiction.
  3. We want to require all those who read our materials to take complete, personal, and exclusive responsibility for all their actions and prevent them from blaming us for the consequences of any of their decisions or actions.  Personal responsibility is a prerequisite for being sovereign.  Those who haven't done all the study and research necessary to apply our materials properly or consistent with prevailing law will be more careful and scrupulous if they know that they must accept all the responsibility for the consequences.
  4. We want to prevent those who benefit financially from perpetuating the theft, violation of law, and plunder facilitated by the present de facto system from suing or otherwise persecuting us.  The fact of the matter is that there are many who benefit financially from maintaining the present de facto government and tax system that we have and who want to prevent any changes that might undermine their livelihood.  This includes lawyers, tax preparers, CPA's, the government, etc.  Many of these professions would like to prevent the information available here from getting into your hands so that Americans don't have a chance to learn of their misdeeds, fraud, and violations of law.  Abusing legal process against us for any number of reasons are often the only way they have to inflict punishment.  Such legal terrorism amounts essentially to anti-whistle blowing activity.
  5. We want to discourage the following types of people from joining, who are both high maintenance and nothing but trouble:

    5.1  Schemers with a pyramid sales deal disguised as network market.

    5.2  People who are a fry shy of a happy meal ("nut cases").

    5.3  Have an ego bigger than Bush, Clinton, Rumsfeld combined.

    5.4  Have attitude issues….some just mean.

    5.5  Those who would rather be lazy and PDF presumptuous than do their own homework.

    5.6  Have “Hi…I’m a target painted on their face.” [aka do really stupid things]

    5.7  Want others to do ALL the work for them, including holding the government accountable to the requirements of law.

    5.8  Will absolutely chastise government in speech…yet still believe government wizards in courtrooms when the chips are down.

    5.9  Confuse winning or loosing with merit of an argument.

    5.10  Cannot understand ORGANIC, independent thought….the answer they feel is always ANYWHERE but within themselves.  These people are sheep and don't even realize it.

    5.11  Want someone to LEAD them and feel naked without a leader.

Consequently, the Member Agreement, Form #01.001 prevents and deters any of the unlawful or undesirable consequences above from happening.  The agreement may look way longer or way more complicated than it needs to be, but practical experience and extensive legal research has taught us that there are many modes the government and legal profession uses to attack and persecute people like us for exercising our First Amendment right to inform others about their fraud and violations of law, and we want to be ready for them.  As long as you simply read our materials, take full responsibility for your own choices and actions and don't try to blame us for them, do not ask us for advice, and don't become a mole, witness, or snitch or "kype" against us, there is nothing to fear from consenting to the Member Agreement, Form #01.001.  We're only trying to protect our First Amendment rights because this is a non-profit law enforcement and educational ministry, not a business.  We're not like the government: We don't seek to control people or coerce them to do anything.

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QUESTION 0.10:

Question 0.10:   How would one be able to benefit as a Non- Resident Alien? Am I denying that I was born in the U.S.?

Answer 0.10: By claiming yourself as a "non-resident non-person", you are recognizing the separation of powers (OFFSITE LINK) put there by the founding fathers for the protection of your liberties and rights.  That separation of powers (OFFSITE LINK) makes PDF federal jurisdiction "foreign" for nearly all subject matters and implies differences in meaning of the term "United States" between the Constitution and the federal laws that implement it. The word "alien" in the statutory term "nonresident alien" in the context of humans refers to a foreign NATIONALITY.  The "U.S." as defined in federal statutes is not the "U.S." (OFFSITE LINK) that includes states of the Union indicated in the Constitution.  You need to read the following to appreciate these differences in meaning and the implications upon your citizenship and domicile:

   Why you are a "national" or a "state national" and not a statutory "U.S. citizen", Form #05.006

   http://sedm.org/Forms/FormIndex.htm

As far as the consequences of being a "non-resident non-person", read our free materials below:

  1. PDF Federal and State Income Taxation of Individuals Course, Form #12.003:  High level summary of income taxation and what the law says about the liability of non-resident non-persons.
  2. PDF Non-Resident Non-Person Position", Form #05.020:  Detailed memorandum of law documenting all the obligations of being a non-resident non-person.

Please study the above references and rebut the questions at the end of the pamphlets.  If you want to study citizenship further, read Great IRS Hoax, Form #11.302 (OFFSITE LINK) sections 4.11 and following for detailed analysis.  We can't do the home work for you. Only you can do it and reach your own conclusions.  You must be persuaded by law, facts and evidence, and not anything we tell you or write.  Our Member Agreement, Form #01.001 says that the only basis for reasonable belief about income tax liability is documented in the pamphlet PDF Reasonable Belief About Income Tax Liability, Form #05.007.  Read and study it for yourself.  Sovereignty begins with education, and you need to get educated before you attempt to step forward and take on a corrupted and unlawfully administered system.  That education will take faith, effort, and discipline.  Your questions reveal that you need more education, which is available for free in our Liberty University.

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QUESTION 0.11:

Question 0.11:   I'm confused about contradictions with your approach to obtaining or using your materials.  I am glad that I have found your ministry on the web and I have even made a donation and downloaded Sovereign Christian Marriage, Form #06.009 and SSN Policy  Manual, Form #06.013. Though I have read the first and enjoyed it, there is something I do not understand and need clarification from you. At the beginning of Sovereign Christian Marriage, Form #06.009, there is an Important  Notes page.  The first warning on this page goes along the line "only the intended audience may use this material" the content goes on to say that if you received this [bookstore only item] from basically anyone, you are a thief and a criminal unless you agree to the SEDM Member Agreement, Form #01.001. So I clicked on the link and read the agreement. It says that in order for you to be a member you have to be sovereign, reject all earthly government and only adhere to the heavenly Father's government before all others. Then in section 1.3 it says a member needs to share their new light. So how can some one share their light of the SEDM ministry with some one who does not know that the Gods government comes before man? Or with people who don't know about sovereignty?  Your book is very articulate, much more than I have yet to be.  So when I try to explain this concept to people who have never understood it, let's just say I have a hard time and would like to lend them the book so that your understanding goes directly to them and won't get garbled through me. It seems to me that if Jesus took the same approach that you are taking,  He would only be preaching to the angels.  So please help me understand:

  1. How I can share your knowledge with others?
  2. How I can I use your knowledge even if I don't agree with all your requirements of membership ( If not convicted of a truth I have no business following it)
  3. If I don't fit your membership requirements, how can I legally own a copy of your material?
  4. The apparent contradiction in your message.  Your message appears to be contradictory, "here's the truth but only if you already believe it can you share or even have a copy" is that the case?

Thank you for receiving my email,  please answer my email as I'm only looking for understanding of your ministry.

Answer 0.11: Thank you for your insightful question and this opportunity to clarify our intentions.  Some answers:

  1. The Bible makes it abundantly clear, including in the first four commandments, that God ALWAYS goes before government and that not observing this rule constitutes idolatry, which is the worst sin documented in the Bible.  People who don't understand this basic spiritual concept of idolatry are lukewarm Christians, and Jesus spits these people out of His mouth. Rev. 3:16, Matt. 22:1-14.  The process of getting people to the point where they at least believe in God and are reading the Holy Bible regularly and are not making government into a pagan idol is an evangelical work that is beyond the direct mission of this ministry.  We address people AFTER they have reached this point.  What the 501(c )(3) churches do often satisfies this mission or goal of getting people past the point of achieving faith and salvation and basic biblical knowledge and it is pointless to reinvent the wheel.  Our materials do, however, have an indirect affect of getting people to this point, because we apply God's word to show that they are sinning, need to repent, and are being punished because of their violation of God's laws.  That may be why the Apostle Paul and Jesus both referred to the law as the "schoolmaster":  It teaches us how to love our God and our neighbor.  See John 9:35-41; John 18:15-25.  We prefer to complement, not replace, what evangelical churches do presently in America, and to focus on help in areas that they aren't involved in but should be involved in.  These areas include biblical law, legal education, ecclesiastical courts, self-government, and specific procedures for separating oneself from the government so that we can fulfill the biblical mandate to serve ONLY God and not any government.

    “Away with you , Satan!  For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him ONLY [NOT the government!] you shall serve.’”
    [Jesus in Matt. 4:10, Bible, NKJV]

  2. You don't have to agree with any of our free materials to read or share them.  You can share any of the FREE knowledge on the website with anyone you wish as long as you don't change the copyright or owner information or charge for it.  You don't need to be a member to read the free information, but you must be a member to USE it in governing your life and enforcing your rights against the government administratively, legally, or in a court of law.  This is done to ensure that you do not abuse our materials to violate any law, injure the government, or bring reproach upon yourself, us, Christianity, or the God that we serve.  By "USE" our materials, we mean employing them for any of the following specific purposes:

    2.1  Attach to correspondence sent to any third party, and especially the government or the legal profession or a business.

    2.2  Attach to legal pleadings sent to any government, court, or the legal profession.

    2.3  Attach or incorporate within any tax return or tax collection correspondence sent to the federal or state taxing authorities.

    2.4  Incorporate our materials by reference or provide a hyperlink to our website in correspondence or legal pleadings sent to any government, legal profession, or business .

    2.5  Mention anything or anyone connected with our ministry website or any member of our ministry as an authority or a basis for your beliefs about your responsibilities under the law. 

  3. The distribution of the Ministry Bookstore and Member Subscription items is limited to Members only who individually obtained them, however, because most if not all of these materials at one point or another have the possibility of being used in interacting with government and the legal profession in defense of one's rights.

    3.1  We sustain our operations through the Ministry Bookstore and Member Subscriptions items and you will DESTROY and DISCREDIT our ministry if you give them away for free or in violation of the Member Agreement, Form #01.001 or you allow them to get in the hands of uninformed or dis-informed or PDF presumptuous people who intend to abuse our materials to discredit or injure themselves, Christianity, the Lord, and/or us. 

    3.2  If you want to share Ministry Bookstore and Member Subscription items with others, make a suggested donation to obtain another copy on behalf of that person and then give it to them as a gift. When you obtain our  materials through the bookstore on behalf of those who are not members, you must therefore ensure that they are warned that they cannot USE these materials to interact with the government or legal profession unless and until they become Members and that they are only for reading and entertainment UNLESS and UNTIL they meet all the requirements for being a Member

    The bookstore checkout process enforces the mandatory requirement to consent to the Member Agreement, Form #01.001 and therefore it is impossible to obtain our bookstore items without consenting to become a Member.  If after obtaining and reading materials from our bookstore you decide you don't agree with the requirements of membership, you will become a Member in Bad Standing.  Members in Bad Standing cannot use any of our materials in correspondence with the government, legal profession, courts, or anyone else, but may only read the materials.  You must be a Member in Good Standing in order to USE our materials for any tax years in which you use them.

  4. Only if you already believe in God and have no disagreement with the the vast collection of free materials on our website other than the bookstore items can you become a Member.  There is plenty of free information to make the decision about whether our teachings are consistent with both God's Law and man's law, and that decision is one that only you can intelligently make.  We won't make it for you because you are the sovereign.  If you decide that there is some aspect of our teachings that are inconsistent with either man's law or God's law, we simply ask that you provide court admissible evidence demonstrating the same so that we can promptly fix it and remove your objections.  In practice, we have met very few people who can meet the burden of proving that anything on this website is inconsistent with the law because few people have researched the subject areas we cover as thoroughly or diligently as we have.
  5. Tax related membership requirements within the SEDM Member Agreement, Form #01.001 pertain to use of our tax materials only.  If you never obtain or use materials that relate to taxes, satisfaction of the tax related requirements is irrelevant and unnecessary.  The main purpose for this requirement is to ensure that the tax materials are not abused to illegally interfere with the legitimate operations of the government.  Abusing our materials to violate either man's laws or PDF God's laws would bring reproach upon Christianity and the Lord that we exist to serve and honor.

Jesus said He did not come to call the righteous, but the sinners, to repentance.  Matt. 9:13; Mark 2:17.  We don't just preach to the righteous or angels or to the saved or to Members, but to EVERYONE who will hear. 

"He who has ears to her, let him hear!"
[Matt. 11:15, Matt. 13:9, Bible, NKJV]

However, for those who become ministers to others and who are using our materials to help others, teaching it, or using it to directly interact with the government or the legal profession, these people raise to the level of teachers and disciples not of us, but of the Truth.  Teachers, ministers, and disciples are called to a much higher Biblical standard of knowledge and accountability and must then become Members.  Unto he who much is given, much is expected.  Luke 12:48.  The Bible reiterates this same requirement of those who would become preachers and teachers and ministers, even to themselves, when it said:

"My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment."
[James 3:1, Bible, NKJV]

"Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful."
[1 Cor. 4:1-2, Bible, NKJV]

"We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed. But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
[2 Cor. 6:3-10, Bible, NKJV]

Our message is not contradictory.  We want everyone to read and learn with all of our free materials.  However, if they get past the reading and learning phase and decide to actually start using our materials, most of which come from the bookstore, to interact administratively and legally with the government, legal profession, banks, and employers, we INSIST that they must first become members and comply scrupulously with the Member Agreement, Form #01.001 so that they do not injure or dishonor anyone, including themselves, the Lord, or this ministry.  In that respect, they are fulfilling the two great commandments to love God and love their neighbor by not injuring or bringing reproach upon their neighbor or God.  Matt. 22:36-40  The legal profession imposes a similar criteria for "PDF licensing" of attorneys who "practice law", where all attorneys must be of "good moral character".  This requirement is for the protection of everyone, including foreign governments such as the "United States" corporation.  We can't demonstrate mature Christian love and be a good example if we condone things that we know will hurt others or violate the law, or if we permit others to blame us for the consequences of their own decisions and actions.  The Member Agreement, Form #01.001 requires that those who use our materials [to interact with the government or the legal profession] may not use them to violate any law and agree to accept exclusive responsibility for all their actions and choices.  You may not be knowledgeable enough at this point to appreciate how all the constraints imposed by the Member Agreement, Form #01.001 will accomplish the protection sought, but if you are diligent and study to make yourself approved of God (2 Tim. 2:15) by continually growing your spirituality and knowledge level, you will eventually appreciate everything that is in that agreement for your protection.


QUESTION 0.12:

Question 0.12:    Is there someone in my area who I could talk to or ask questions about a specific document or process on your website?

Answer 0.12:  Our members value their privacy highly. We and our members are forbidden by our Member Agreement, Form #01.001 from giving out personal information of our members or sharing subjective opinions or promises about the effectiveness any of our materials. If you want to get in contact with members, the best place to do it is in our Member Forums, forum #3.6: Members Seeking Members.  In order to post to these forums or read the content, you must join the forums and thereby consent to our Member Agreement, but membership is and always has been absolutely free.

Our forums have a facility to search for members within a specific geographic area.  Click on the "Members" tab at the top, and then click in the upper right corner on the "More Search Options" button.  Then fill in the profile fields for the geographic area you are interested in.  Here is the direct link, but it will not work until you join the forums and login:

https://sedm.org/participate/member-profile-search/

If you need educational assistance from us rather than other members, you should consider joining our Member Subscriptions offering, which entitles you to get personal help.  Before seeking help from us or getting questions answered, please exercise your mandatory due diligence as required by Guide to Asking Questions, Form #09.017, Section 2.

Lastly, the main goal of this website is to read, learn, and obey God's and Man's law and to preserve as much freedom and sovereignty in the process as we can.  We do not have statistics on the success of our methods nor do we offer a social network to help you to implement what is on this website other than our Member Forums, which would seem to be the motivation behind this sort of question.

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QUESTION 0.13:

Question 0.13:    I need winning court cases as authorities that prove your materials will work.  Can you provide this?

Answer 0.13:   One of the goals of this website is to PREVENT the need to litigate by filling your administrative record with such damning evidence, that no one in their right mind would criminally prosecute a Member for a tax crime or take you on civilly.  Consequently, we don't have much to offer you in the way of court cases.

Furthermore, we remind you that we aren't a business, we don't "market" our materials, and we are prohibited by our Member Agreement, Form #01.001 from making promises about the effectiveness of our materials.  We don't have statistics to offer you and even if we did, some malicious and malingering public dis-servant would argue that they are wrong, that they relied on them, and then shut us down for false advertising.  It is a hazard to our wellbeing to offer the information you seek and all you are proving by your question is that you care more about personal benefit and commerce than you care about making sure that the truth continues to be available to the masses.  It is precisely this kind of greed, envy, and selfishness that created all the corruption in our tax, government, and legal systems that is so extensively documented on this website in the first place and we certainly don't need more of the same.

"Buy the truth, and sell it not; [also] wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.."
[Proverbs 23:23, Bible, NKJV]

The goal of this ministry isn't to "win" or personally benefit, but to learn and follow the law and thereby fulfill the second of the two great commandments to love and protect our neighbor found in Gal. 5:14, Romans 13:9, and Mark 12:31.  All you prove by your question is that you have a purely commercial or personal motive and we discourage those with such sefish motives from becoming members.  Our Member Agreement, Form #01.001 prohibits use of our materials for commercial purposes or anything other than legal, moral, or spiritual reasons.  The goal is to love our neighbor by learning and following the law.  Often, this approach is more inconvenient and costly than simply doing what "everyone else does" or what simply "feels good".  If Jesus simply did "what everyone else does", or "what feels good", we wouldn't be reading and eagerly learning about Him still today.

We avoid these sort of questions because we don't do this for money and we aren't here to "promote" or "promise" or "market" anything commercial.  We are GOD pleasers, not MAN pleasers.  That singular attitude and motive is behind every legitimate, real religious enterprise, including ours.  If you find cases in which parties have litigated using our materials, we would be happy to repost them here as they are found.  The only cases we know of right now are the cases described in the following links.  By providing these links, we don't mean to indicate that it is a "win", but simply an example.  Whether they are a "win" or "successful" is very subjective.  Even if you gave us your criteria for what "winning" means, we couldn't apply it because our Member Agreement, Form #01.001 prohibits us from making legal determinations.  In these cases, the arguments used on this website were never directly rebutted, but the "taxpayer" judge who had a conflict of interest in criminal violation of 18 U.S.C. 208 did what he wanted anyway because he loved YOUR MONEY more than he loved truth or justice:

  1. C. Hansen

    1.1  Federal District Court Rules on Hansen Injunction (OFFSITE LINK)

    1.2  Case History of C. Hansen (OFFSITE LINK)

  2. PDF Actor Wesley Snipes (OFFSITE LINK):  When he was tried in 2008 on conspiracy to defraud the United States and failure to file, he sent in a tax return that contained materials on this website.  He was acquitted of the conspiracy charges based on the information in his tax return.  Case No. 5:06-cr-22(S1) in the Southern District of Florida.  Get an account on PACER and read the court docket yourself online if you want to know how this case was handled.

For additional litigation anecdotes, see the following forums.  Very few of the cases mentioned in those forums directly deal with materials on this website, but the forum is useful nevertheless:

Family Guardian Forums-> Events -> Courts, Litigation, and Prosecutions (OFFSITE LINK)

Lastly, we also wish to emphasize that in the many years our Members have spent researching the many subjects covered on our website and the thousands of cases and statutes we have read verifying our information, we have NEVER:

  1. Seen a court rebut any of the information we post here with anything other than simply an PDF inadmissible presumption or political opinion unsupported by legally admissible evidence of any kind.
  2. Seen any enacted positive law that contradicts anything on our website, and enacted positive law is the only thing that our Members are allowed to rely on as a basis for PDF reasonable belief.
  3. Been contacted by or been able to find any representative from the government and especially from the IRS who was willing to meet with us to present legally admissible evidence signed under penalty of perjury that contradicted anything on this website.  This, in spite of the fact that we have asked every government representative, and especially IRS representative, to meet with us and discuss anything they think is wrong and to produce legally admissible evidence to support their belief that it is wrong.

The reason for the above is that you can't argue with the truth without making an IDIOT and a FOOL out of yourself.  There will be many people who will not LIKE the truth and will criticize the messenger who brings the truth just as they persecuted Jesus, but NO ONE can argue with the truth without removing all doubt that they are a FOOL. 

"It is better to remain quiet and to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

The great thing about the truth is that it is the ONLY thing that is completely consistent with itself and completely consistent with every aspect of reality.  The minute ignorant people with an agenda step forward to argue with the truths on our website  is the minute they start contradicting themselves and thereby tacitly admit that they are LYING or JUST PLAIN IGNORANT.  This is because some aspect of what they say will always be inconsistent with either the facts or something else they say and it is usually easy to spot these things after studying the truth for so long.

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QUESTION 0.14:

Question 0.14:    I have a job with the state or federal government.  Can I still be a member or do I need to quit?  I read through the membership agreement and can agree to everything required. However, I have a dilemma: I was recently hired by ____________________________, where I am employed as an ___________ .  Should I resign from __________ in order to become a member? If I resign from _________ I would be unemployed and prospects for employment in the private sector are not good in this economy.

I read the definitions of "employee" and I am not an elected official or officer. After reading through the definitions and statutes several times I think I can reasonably conclude that I could be employed by the government but not be a statutory "employee" of the government.

I think more study might be required.  I am confused and am writing to ask you if you can point me in the right direction so I may better understand how to resolve this dilemma?

Answer 0.14:   All "taxpayers" are public officers within the Internal Revenue Code.  See:

  1. PDF The "Trade or Business" Scam, Form #05.001
  2. PDF Why Your Government is Either a Thief or You are a "Public Officer" for Income Tax Purposes, Form #05.008
  3. PDF Who are "Taxpayers" and Who Needs a "Taxpayer Identification Number"?, Form #05.013
  4. PDF Why Statutory Civil Law is Law for Government and Not Private Persons, Form #05.037

The "employee" who is the subject of Subtitle C of the I.R.C. MUST therefore be engaged in a public office in the government or he/she cannot lawfully have information returns filed against them.  Anyone who files information returns against those not already lawfully occupying a public office is impersonating a public officer in criminal violation of 18 U.S.C. 912.  This is because the only authority for filing information returns at 26 U.S.C. 6041(a) requires that only those engaged in a "trade or business", which is then defined as "the functions of a public office" in 26 U.S.C. 7701(a)(26), can be a proper or lawful subject of information returns such as forms 1042-S, 1098, 1099, W-2, etc.  We can't see any way that a "person" (who by the way is also a public officer) could lawfully exercise "the functions of a public office" WITHOUT also being in fact and in deed a "public officer" of the U.S. government.  To conclude otherwise would be to sanction the crime of impersonating a public officer found in 18 U.S.C. 912.

This same "employee" is also defined in 5 U.S.C. 2105(a) to EXCLUDE common workers or those OTHER than public officers.  Therefore, pursuant to Title 5 of the U.S. code and the definition of "employee" found at 26 U.S.C. 3401(c ) and 26 C.F.R. 31.3401(c )-1, ordinary workers cannot be "taxpayers" and it would be a crime in violation of 18 U.S.C. 912 to "elect" oneself into a public office using IRS form W-4 or any other tax form for that matter.  We have not yet found any provision of the I.R.C. that authorizes any tax form to be used to CREATE a new public office.  The only thing the I.R.C. can therefore lawfully do is regulate the conduct of those ALREADY lawfully occupying said offices in the only place they are authorized to be exercised, which is the District of Columbia pursuant to 4 U.S.C. 72.  This is also covered in the following article:

PDF Secretary's Authority in the Several States Pursuant to 4 U.S.C. 72 (OFFSITE LINK)

To make a long story short, we therefore conclude the following:

  1. Ordinary government workers are not "public officers".  Neither they nor any third party filing information returns can unilaterally elect themselves into a public office using any tax form.
  2. The only place public officers can lawfully serve is in the District of Columbia all other places expressly designated by Congress pursuant to 4 U.S.C. 72.  This is why:

    2.1  The term "United States" is defined to include the District of Columbia in 26 U.S.C. 7701(a)(9) and (a)(10).

    2.2  The I.R.C moves all "citizens" and "residents" to the District of Columbia if they are not situated on federal territory.  See
           26 U.S.C. 7408(d) and 26 U.S.C. 7701(a)(39).

    2.3  The "citizen" or "resident" referred to as the "taxpayer" in the I.R.C. relates to the public office and not the human being
           filling the office. The public office is domiciled in the District of Columbia pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 17(b) but not necessarily
           the human being filling the office.  See Section 9 of the following:

          PDF  Citizenship, Domicile, and Tax Status Options, Form #10.003

  3. It constitutes election fraud to use a tax form to "elect" a person into a public office without their consent and especially without their knowledge.
  4. It constitutes bribery to procure a public office in violation of 18 U.S.C. 210 and bribery pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 201 for a "withholding agent", who is also a "public officer" pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7701(a)(16), to withhold monies on those not otherwise lawfully engaged in a "public office".
  5. The IRS is unlawfully abusing TINs and SSNs as de facto licenses to engage in "public offices" within states of the Union, which the Supreme Court has held that they CANNOT do.  In most cases, in fact, these "licenses" were PDF illegally obtained because obtained by those not actually domiciled and physically present on federal territory at the time of application.  There is no definition of "State" within the Social Security Act that includes any state of the Union and therefore they are purposefully excluded and cannot lawfully be added by judicial fiat because this violates the PDF separation of powers doctrine:

    “Thus, Congress having power to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes, may, without doubt, provide for granting coasting licenses, licenses to pilots, licenses to trade with the Indians, and any other licenses necessary or proper for the exercise of that great and extensive power; and the same observation is applicable to every other power of Congress, to the exercise of which the granting of licenses may be incident. All such licenses confer authority, and give rights to the licensee.

    But very different considerations apply to the internal commerce or domestic trade of the States. Over this commerce and trade Congress has no power of regulation nor any direct control. This power belongs exclusively to the States. No interference by Congress with the business of citizens transacted within a State is warranted by the Constitution, except such as is strictly incidental to the exercise of powers clearly granted to the legislature. The power to authorize a business within a State is plainly repugnant to the exclusive power of the State over the same subject. It is true that the power of Congress to tax is a very extensive power. It is given in the Constitution, with only one exception and only two qualifications. Congress cannot tax exports, and it must impose direct taxes by the rule of apportionment, and indirect taxes by the rule of uniformity. Thus limited, and thus only, it reaches every subject, and may be exercised at discretion. But, it reaches only existing subjects. Congress cannot authorize [e.g. "license", either directly or indirectly] a PDF  trade or business within a State in order to tax it.”
    [License Tax Cases, 72 U.S. 462, 18 L.Ed. 497, 5 Wall. 462, 2 A.F.T.R. 2224 (1866)]

Consequently, we can find no reason to believe that a HUMAN BEING may be a "taxpayer" who does not occupy a public office in the government as either an elected or appointed official or as an officer of a federal corporation that itself is an "office" within the government.  Note that we are not referring here to any artificial "person" because we don't deal with such "persons" in this ministry.  If you find evidence to the contrary, we would love to see it and please send it to us as soon as you find it.  You can find a detailed analysis of the above conclusions in the following:

PDF Non-Resident Alien Position, Form #05.020, Section 17.2

Note that we aren't making a legal determination in your specific case, nor does our Member Agreement, Form #01.001 allow us to.  Therefore, please don't come back to us and ask us to do so by applying the above to your specific situation, because then we are rendering legal advice.  We speak here only in general terms and do so as a matter of opinion and belief, and not FACT.  Our Member Agreement, Form #01.001 in fact requires that you may not interpret anything on this website as factual or actionable, so you have to make your own decisions based on reading the law for yourself and applying it to your specific circumstances.

If you want to determine for yourself whether your job satisfies all the legal requirements for being a "public office" that we are aware of, then we recommend examining the following.  You'll have to make the determination yourself as the "sovereign", because we can't and won't do it for you:

  1. PDF The "Trade or Business" Scam, Form #05.001, Section 9
  2. The "Trade or Business" Scam, Section 9 (OFFSITE LINK)

With all the above said, we are not adverse to having federal workers not engaged in a government public office to participate as Members so long as they satisfy all the following precautionary requirements:

  1. They do not use any of our forms or procedures in connection with any of their government compensation.
  2. The only thing they can use our forms or procedures for is earnings NOT connected with their job within the government and not originating from within the "United States", meaning their PRIVATE earnings ONLY.  All such earnings are classified as a "foreign estate" pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7701(a)(31) beyond the jurisdiction of the Internal Revenue Code.
  3. If they have private compensation not originating from the government and not connected to a "public office" and they file a tax return, they must emphasize that all other compensation is a "foreign estate" pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7701(a)(31) not connected with a "trade or business" and not originating from "sources within the United States" as defined in 26 U.S.C. 7701(a)(9) and (a)(10) and earned by someone who is a "non-resident non-person" but not a STATUTORy "taxpayer", "individual", or "employee". 
  4. They must prevent false information returns from being filed relating to their private compensation and rebut all those information returns that are filed connecting their private, non-governmental compensation to a "public office".  This will ensure that they  rebut all false presumptions that might convert their private property to a public use or a public office and make them at least appear to be a "taxpayer".  See:

    PDF   Correcting Erroneous Information Returns, Form #04.001

  5. They must comply with every provision of the Member Agreement, Form #01.001 just like everyone else in connection with their PRIVATE compensation not connected to any public office or originating from the "United States" (government).

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