The Bankruptcy of the United States; James Traficant’s Speech
According to Wikipedia, “James Anthony Traficant, Jr. (born May 8, 1941) is a former
Democratic Representative in the United States Congress from Ohio (from 1985 to 2002). He represented the 17th Congressional
District, which centered around his hometown of Youngstown and included parts of three counties in northeast Ohio’s
Mahoning Valley. He was expelled [from Congress] after being convicted of taking bribes, filing false tax returns, racketeering,
and forcing his aides to perform chores at his farm in Ohio and on his houseboat in Washington, D.C., and was released from prison on September 2, 2009, after serving a seven-year sentence.”
I don’t know
the details or timing concerning Mr. Traficant’s conviction in A.D. 2002, but if the criminal allegations against him
were true, I would’ve expected him to have been made Speaker of the House rather than expelled from Congress.
In fact, many people
believe that Mr. Trafficant was ultimately tried and sentenced in A.D. 2002 for having made an extraordinary speech in A.D.
1993 to Congress. In that speech, Congressman Traficant alleged 1) the U.S. government is bankrupt; 2) the federal
government was dissolved by the Emergency Banking Act of A.D. 1933; 3) the “receivers” of the US bankruptcy
were the “international bankers via the United Nations”; and 4) the US monetary system was a fraud.
As I said, this
was an extraordinary speech. He was lucky to have merely been jailed; he might’ve been shot.
Nevertheless, in A.D. 1993, while the speech was remarkable, the
underlying idea that the U.S. government was bankrupt and in the process of reorganization seemed unremarkable or
even false. Everyone who bothered to study “patriot” issues back then already knew the US government was
bankrupt, but most assumed that government would simply continue to function forever in that condition.
It wasn’t until A.D. 1997 that I (at least)
began to suspect that Traficant was right–sometime after A.D. 1993, the U.S. government had gone through a “reorganization”
and, astonishingly, may have ceased to exist. I based my suspicion primarily on the A.D. 1997 publication of
the 7th Edition of Black’s Law Dictionary which deleted the three definitions of “United States”
(declared by the US Supreme Court in the Hooven & Allison v Evatt case) that had appeared in Black’s
4th, 5th, and 6th editions, and added a completely new definition of “United States of America”
which had not been defined in the 4th, 5th and 6th and which was completely different from the Hooven & Allison definitions.
I can’t prove it, but I believe that the reason “United States” was missing from the 7th (and then
8th) editions of Black’s Law Dictionary is because the “United States” had, in fact, ceased
to exist. The impossible had taken place. The U.S. government had been executed in
bankruptcy–exactly as Congressman Traficant had predicted or implied 4 years earlier in his speech to Congress.
There are other
reasons to suspect that the U.S. government may have ceased to exist:
1) About the same time Black’s deleted the term “United
States,” the apparent US gov-co issued a new-and-improved currency that had a completely new design. The alleged
purpose was to “thwart counterfeiting”. However, I know that, at bottom, “counterfeiting” is
a copyright violation. I speculated that the real reason for issuing a newly designed paper dollar in the
1990s may not have been to “thwart counterfeiting” but rather to create a new bill and a new copyright owned
by whatever new entity replaced the former (now “executed”) United States government. If the “old”
United States had owned the copyright to the FRNs and had been executed in bankruptcy, the “new” United States
would need a new copyright which would require a new-and-improved design.
2) Federal court cases that had previously been styled “United
States vs Smith” were suddenly styled “United States of America vs. Smith”. We seemingly had a “new-and-improved”
plaintiff with a different name.
3) More recently, if you visit Manta.com you’ll
find a list of over 63 million private corporations. The data for these listings is provided by Dunn & Bradstreet.
If you enter terms like “The White House,” “House of Representatives,” “Internal Revenue
Service,” and “Barack H Obama” into the Manta.com search engine,
you’ll find those entities listed as private corporations. We’ve found courts and state
agencies also listed as private corporations. It appears that the constitutional governments of the United States
and of the States of the Union may have been supplanted or replaced by a conglomerate of private corporations.
4) The term “United
States” (missing from Black’s 7th and 8th) has returned to Black’s 9th and is currently defined as “see
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”. In other words, today, “United States” and “United States of America”
are being defined as synonymous. If that’s so, the earlier Supreme Court decision in the Hooven & Allison
case was completely absurd.
don’t believe the Supreme Court was absurd in the Hooven & Allison case.
Again, I can’t prove it, but I’m
drawn to the fantastic conclusion that the “United States government” was executed in bankruptcy somewhere around
A.D. 1995-1996–just as Congressman Traficant predicted.
Here’s Congressman Traficant’s speech as reported at http://www.fourwinds10.com:
States Congressional Record, March 17, 1993 Vol. 33, page H-1303.
Speaker-Rep. James Traficant, Jr. (Ohio) addressing the House:
we are here now in chapter 11. Members of Congress are official trustees presiding over the greatest reorganization of any
Bankrupt entity in world history, the U.S. Government. We are setting forth hopefully, a blueprint for our future. There
are some who say it is a coroner’s report that will lead to our demise.
It is an established fact that the United
States Federal Government has been dissolved by the Emergency Banking Act, March 9, 1933, 48 Stat. 1, Public Law 89-719;
declared by President Roosevelt, being bankrupt and insolvent. H.J.R. 192, 73rd Congress m session June 5, 1933 –
Joint Resolution To Suspend The Gold Standard and Abrogate The Gold Clause dissolved the Sovereign Authority of the United
States and the official capacities of all United States Governmental Offices, Officers, and Departments and is further evidence
that the United States Federal Government exists today in name only.
The receivers of the United States Bankruptcy
are the International Bankers, via the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. All United States
Offices, Officials, and Departments are now operating within a de facto status in name only under Emergency War Powers.
With the Constitutional Republican form of Government now dissolved, the receivers of the Bankruptcy have adopted a new
form of government for the United States. This new form of government is known as a Democracy, being an established Socialist/Communist
order under a new governor for America. This act was instituted and established by transferring and/or placing the Office
of the Secretary of Treasury to that of the Governor of the International Monetary Fund. Public Law 94-564, page 8, Section
H.R. 13955 reads in part: “The U.S. Secretary of Treasury receives no compensation for representing the United States.”
silver were such a powerful money during the founding of the united states of America, that the founding fathers declared
that only gold or silver coins can be “money” in America. Since gold and silver coinage were heavy and inconvenient
for a lot of transactions, they were stored in banks and a claim check was issued as a money substitute. People traded their
coupons as money, or “currency.” Currency is not money, but a money substitute. Redeemable currency must promise
to pay a dollar equivalent in gold or silver money. Federal Reserve Notes (FRNs) make no such promises, and are not “money.”
A Federal Reserve Note is a debt obligation of the federal United States government, not “money.” The federal
United States government and the U.S. Congress were not and have never been authorized by the Constitution for the united
states of America to issue currency of any kind, but only lawful money, gold and silver coin.
It is essential that we comprehend the
distinction between real money and paper money substitute. One cannot get rich by accumulating money substitutes, one can
only get deeper into debt. We the People no longer have any “money.” Most Americans have not been paid any “money”
for a very long time, perhaps not in their entire life. Now do you comprehend why you feel broke? Now, do you understand
why you are “bankrupt,” along with the rest of the country?
Federal Reserve Notes (FRNs) are unsigned checks written on a closed
account. FRNs are an inflatable paper system designed to create debt through inflation (devaluation of currency). when ever
there is an increase of the supply of a money substitute in the economy without a corresponding increase in the gold and
silver backing, inflation occurs.
Inflation is an invisible form of taxation that irresponsible governments inflict on their
citizens. The Federal Reserve Bank who controls the supply and movement of FRNs has everybody fooled. They have access to
an unlimited supply of FRNs, paying only for the printing costs of what they need. FRNs are nothing more than promissory
notes for U.S. Treasury securities (T-Bills) – a promise to pay the debt to the Federal Reserve Bank.
a fundamental difference between “paying” and “discharging” a debt. To pay a debt, you must pay with
value or substance (i.e. gold, silver, barter or a commodity). With FRNs, you can only discharge a debt. You cannot pay
a debt with a debt currency system. You cannot service a debt with a currency that has no backing in value or substance.
No contract in Common law is valid unless it involves an exchange of “good & valuable consideration.” Unpayable
debt transfers power and control to the sovereign power structure that has no interest in money, law, equity or justice because
they have so much wealth already.
Their lust is for power and control. Since the inception of central banking, they have controlled
the fates of nations.
The Federal Reserve System is based on the Canon law and the principles of sovereignty protected in the Constitution
and the Bill of Rights. In fact, the international bankers used a “Canon Law Trust” as their model, adding stock
and naming it a “Joint Stock Trust.” The U.S. Congress had passed a law making it illegal for any legal “person”
to duplicate a “Joint Stock Trust” in 1873. The Federal Reserve Act was legislated post-facto (to 1870), although
post-facto laws are strictly forbidden by the Constitution. [1:9:3]
The Federal Reserve System is a sovereign power structure
separate and distinct from the federal United States government. The Federal Reserve is a maritime lender, and/or maritime
insurance underwriter to the federal United States operating exclusively under Admiralty/Maritime law. The lender or underwriter
bears the risks, and the Maritime law compelling specific performance in paying the interest, or premiums are the same.
of the debtor can also be hypothecated (to pledge something as a security without taking possession of it.) as security by
the lender or underwriter. The Federal Reserve Act stipulated that the interest on the debt was to be paid in gold. There
was no stipulation in the Federal Reserve Act for ever paying the principle.
Prior to 1913, most Americans
owned clear, allodial title to property, free and clear of any liens or mortgages until the Federal Reserve Act (1913)
all property within the federal United States to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, -in which the Trustees (stockholders)
held legal title. The U.S. citizen (tenant, franchisee) was registered as a “beneficiary” of the trust via his/her
birth certificate. In 1933, the federal United States hypothecated all of the present and future properties, assets and
labor of their “subjects,” the 14th Amendment U.S. citizen, to the Federal Reserve System.
the Federal Reserve System agreed to extend the federal United States corporation all the credit “money substitute”
it needed. Like any other debtor, the federal United States government had to assign collateral and security to their creditors
as a condition of the loan. Since the federal United States didn’t have any assets, they assigned the private property
of their “economic slaves”, the U.S. citizens as collateral against the unpayable federal debt. They also pledged
the unincorporated federal territories, national parks forests, birth certificates, and nonprofit organizations, as collateral
against the federal debt. All has already been transferred as payment to the international bankers.
has returned to its pre-American Revolution, feudal roots whereby all land is held by a sovereign and the common people
had no rights to hold allodial title to property. Once again, We the People are the tenants and sharecroppers renting our
own property from a Sovereign in the guise of the Federal Reserve Bank. We the people have exchanged one master for another.
This has been going
on for over eighty years without the “informed knowledge” of the American people, without a voice protesting
loud enough. Now it’s easy to grasp why America is fundamentally bankrupt.
Why don’t more people own their properties
are 90% of Americans mortgaged to the hilt and have little or no assets after all debts and liabilities have been paid? Why
does it feel like you are working harder and harder and getting less and less?
We are reaping what has been sown, and the results
of our harvest is a painful bankruptcy, and a foreclosure on American property, precious liberties, and a way of life. Few
of our elected representatives in Washington, D.C. have dared to tell the truth. The federal United States is bankrupt.
Our children will inherit this unpayable debt, and the tyranny to enforce paying it.
America has become completely bankrupt in world
leadership, financial credit and its reputation for courage, vision and human rights. This is an undeclared economic war,
bankruptcy, and economic slavery of the most corrupt order! Wake up America! Take back your Country.” [emphasis added]
Was Jim Traficant Murdered?
• No immediate evidence suggests Jim was the victim of
foul play, but a pathologist wants to examine all possibilities before releasing final
ruling on cause of death.
Pete Papaherakles —
tragic death of Jim Traficant on September 27, the phones at AMERICAN FREE PRESS
began ringing off the hook with calls from Jim’s fans wanting to find out more information. Most callers were devastated by the news
and seemed to feel that Jim had been murdered. Although there is no real proof of such a conspiracy, the overwhelming majority of the callers was
convinced this was the case.
At this time, there doesn’t seem to be any concrete evidence of foul play.
However, the possibility cannot be ruled out, as there are several anomalies with the official story that need to be examined.
people who directly witnessed the incident are being suspiciously tight-lipped about what occurred. Andrew Thomson, the
only eyewitness to the accident and the one to call 9-1-1, is not giving any interviews and even wanted his identity concealed.
All interested parties have is Thomson’s 9-1-1 call saying Jim was pinned under the overturned tractor and didn’t appear to be breathing.
Perhaps the most important news has come from the
Mahoning County Coroner’s Office, which reported that the cause of Jim’s death
was positional asphyxia, meaning Jim was pinned in such a way that he could not breathe.
According to forensic pathologist Dr. Joseph S. Ohr, Jr., who completed the autopsy on September 29, Jim never suffered a heart attack prior to the accident, as was widely rumored, nor was
there any trace of drugs or alcohol in his system. More significant was Ohr’s finding
that Jim had “no crushing injuries” to his body, as was reported from sources at the hospital.
The official story is that Jim’s tractor ran over a “blade”
or scraper and the front end was elevated to the point that it flipped backward. Jim remained
fixed on his seat as the tractor swung 180º over him.
Being that the seat was lower than the top of the wheels and the top of the engine cover,
Jim was compressed enough to restrict his breathing but
somehow was not crushed by the one-and-half-ton tractor crashing on him.
Although Jim’s breathing appeared to have
stopped due to the accident, after CPR was administered he
began breathing on his own, and his heart was also beating on its own. The life support
machines were only there as a backup.
Traficant never regained consciousness,
however. His wife believed that Jim was already “brain dead” when the EMS got to him. “The brain can only go six minutes
without oxygen,” she said, “and Jim went for seven-10 minutes before he got
CPR; therefore, he is brain dead.”
Jim was breathing on his own even after he was taken
off a backup respirator on September 26, and his heart was beating on its own. He
was even snoring, according to family spokesperson Heidi Hanni.
“But there was no hope” of recovery, Hanni said. Jim was transported from St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown to the Hospice of the Valley on September 26 “to make him as comfortable as possible,” according
to Hanni. Jim died at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 27.
On September 30, WKBN Ohio’s channel 27 said “family spokesperson Heidi Hanni confirmed that Jim Traficant’s remains have been cremated. Heidi Hanni confirmed that the
cremation happened after a private family service Monday morning.”
The Vindicator, Youngstown’s local newspaper,
reported that Traficant was actually buried on Monday morning.
Both of these seem to be wrong, however, as the coroner
did not complete the autopsy until 5:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon.
The circumstances at the hospital, the hospice
and the burial are somewhat vague, especially in light of
the coroner’s report. But even stranger is how the tractor flipped over. It is difficult
to visualize how Jim, who was well acquainted with the tractor, the terrain and the barn, presumably traveling at low speed on flat ground, could
have capsized like this. Both the barn and the tractor had lights on, yet Jim must have not seen a fairly large object.
Although he reportedly had all his wits about him, Jim was unable to stop the tractor once he hit the object,
and forged ahead forcefully enough to climb over the blade and flip the tractor. Even
so, the blade was no taller than a foot and a half or so. How
could it have caused the front of the tractor to rise high enough to flip over backward?
Ohr told this reporter that there’s been much speculation
that something other than an accident may be to blame, given
how careful a driver Traficant was. He wants to investigate further by examining the tractor
and the EMS report that was taken at the time of the incident.
He would also like to talk to Traficant’s trauma surgeon before making a final ruling
on the cause of death.
Pete Papaherakles is a writer and political cartoonist for AFP and is also AFP’s outreach
director. Pete is interested in getting AFP writers and editors on the podium at patriotic events. Call him at 202-544-5977
if you know of an event you think AFP should attend.
Traficant’s Legacy Lives in Project Freedom
When word got out that Jim Traficant, America’s
most courageous officeholder of our generation, was
in a serious mishap on his family farm and then that he had died the next day—to say that it was a shock is the understatement of the
year. This certainly goes for myself, as I had been privileged to ride with Jim to
and from his last several speeches over the last six months.
A few mental snapshots from what would turn out to be my last hours with Jim
. . .
On an 11-hour trip to Youngstown, Ohio, on September
17, I drove for the first nine hours with Jim staying awake
the entire time helping me navigate. A little past Columbus, it was daylight, so Jim took
over, but told me I would have to stay awake in the passenger’s seat. That was easy with Jim telling me stories about his time in Congress. When
he was recalling stories, as when he walked onto a stage, Jim
was back in his prime, animated, eloquent and seemingly ageless. I think he loved telling
those stories almost as much as we loved listening to them.
We got home on September 19, and a
week later James Anthony Traficant, Jr. was dead.
than life, Jim was a great leader, a true political martyr and a folk hero. As his longtime
acquaintance Don Hanni said on a 1991 edition of “60
Minutes,” “If Traficant walks into a room and speaks to 10,000 blue collar
workers, when he leaves, 9,999 of them will be on his side.”
Where now? The consensus is that all of us must carry on PROJECT FREEDOM USA with the Traficant spirit, as best we can. He is and was the very symbol of righteous defiance of tyranny. We need to look to him as our
symbol. Jim’s story is that of the fight for America.
If you want
a lift in spirit and in resolve, search for the newly released, moving, six-minute YouTube video by Mike Wayne, titled “James Traficant—A Tribute.”
“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” was a movie, but Mr. Traficant goes
to Washington—that was real history.