August 6, 2002
President George W. Bush
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear President Bush,
In July 2001, Mr. Schulz and myself hand delivered a Remonstrance to your office. In that remonstrance was a list of grievances. We were petitioning you per our First Amendment guarantee.
Over the following three weeks, we repeated our efforts with Speaker Hastert's Office, Leader Daschle's Office, Mr. Schulz's Congressman and Senator's, my Congressman and Senator's, Representative Ron Paul's Office and all the members of his "Liberty Committee." Finally, Congressman Roscoe Bartlett heard our plea.
During the course of all this, thousands of e-mails, faxes, letters, phone calls and mailgrams were pouring into the Capitol urging a quick response as Mr. Schulz and I were on a fast until we either received an answer or died. All we wanted was a public meeting for our experts to confront government's experts regarding the Income Tax. Even though we were able to obtain a written promise, those meetings never happened. Government reneged.
Mr. President, I've spent the last 23 years learning the true history of our country and love it more today than ever. Our Founding Fathers' were grand men of wisdom and left us a blueprint for a successful society. And successful we were until the Civil War, the passage of the unconstitutional Federal Reserve Act and the birth of its illegitimate child, the IRS. Our Founding Fathers warned what would happen to America in the event bankers got control of our money supply. It took several decades but their prophecies have come to pass.
There can no longer be any question as to the reality of America's situation. America has been under a defacto, military-rule government that is controlled by the money powers, since before I was born. That is not the dejure government as established by our Founding Fathers.
Understanding this sets me at conflict for I cannot serve two masters. I am unable to pledge allegiance to the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution for these United States of America and It's Bill of Rights while pledging allegiance to the defacto, military rule government functioning in Washington, DC and the several states.
Defacto government pretending to be dejure government has led me to believe a lie. But I now know the difference and find I must submit the following Affidavit: Statement of Fact, Declaration of Independence and Rules of Engagement.
The government operating in DC and throughout the several states does not work for my best interest; in fact, it has silently declared war on me. The "Patriot Act" of 2001 declares those who make frequent references to the Constitution for these United States of America, to be enemies of the state. Professing Christian are enemies of the state. The language claims we are "terrorist's."
No Mr. President. I say no to you and all government that accuses me of terrorism. To the contrary, the state has become the terrorist. I fear for my property and my life but not from outside forces. I fear the defacto governments of Washington, DC and the governments of all 50 states. I am aware of the unconstitutional "Presidential Directives" and "Executive Orders" and now, state law, CLAIMING any un-named emergency gives it the right to take all that I own and separate me from my family.
The UNITED STATES, Washington, DC government, has become the very thing it claims to stand against. It has become the communist leader of the world, impressing it's socialistic will on any who dare stand against it. The government you sit atop is imperialistic and has a military presence in over 100 countries. It is out-of-the-closet and out-of-control. It admits to installing governments and declaring wars unconstitutionally on foreign countries...all in the name of national security.
If I speak to these issues, I am now labeled a "terrorist."
No Mr. President, I am the patriot. Government is the terrorist.
Mr. President, something has gone very wrong and I know what it is; government, through stealth, trickery and legalese has taken what is not theirs. They have stolen the sovereignty of its people.
I have educated myself, understand the truth and am reclaiming my sovereignty.
The attached Affidavit: Statement of Facts, Declaration of Independence and Rules of Engagement are self-explanatory.
Roland A. Croteau
AFFIDAVIT. July 30, 2002:
It has become apparent to me, We the People of the 50 states are in deep do-do. Whatever this thing we call government is, it sure ain't working for me. I do not believe there is enough time to get enough people educated and more importantly, united before something catastrophic happens to us as a people/society/country. That being the case I have already or will be submitting the following to the President, Hastert, Daschle, my Congressmen in DC and at the state level (along with our local officials), as soon as possible.
I believe I unwittingly gave away my personal sovereignty years ago and I intend to reclaim it right now.
The hour is late. The following is my Affidavit: Statement of Facts, Declaration of Independence and Rules of Engagement. Benjamin Franklin said, "We can all hang together or separately." If I am to hang separately it shall be for the reasons stated below and I should like a record of it somewhere. And what better reposit than you, the people who are most aware of our struggle.
Many believe we can take this country back legally and peacefully. For that I pray. But common sense tells me we are short of time to organize and unite to the level we must to be successful. Not only must we fill every office in the land with honorable, Constitutionally educated people but we must remove the Federal Reserve and the Eastern Establishment. Has power ever relinquished power without a violent upheaval?
Some may think I'm giving up. Nothing could be further from the truth. I see my path and will walk it. Our Founders told us what kind of commitment we must have to acquire freedom by taking the pledge. Today I take that same pledge and offer the same commitment to my Creator.
With that said, I hope you will read the following.
As I send out each copy I will be including a cover letter. The first one sent was to President Bush. I'll forward a copy of it also.
We must each do what we must do. Some will argue these actions are senseless but obviously, not to me. Fighting on a kabillion different fronts is senseless to me for it is hacking at the branches rather than the root. They are all wonderful efforts but when the day is done...the tree is still standing and more suckers are growing off the trunk. The freedom fighting community finds it's energy spent in a kabillion different directions and remains the "non-moving - movement."
For the life of me, I cannot understand why (especially with the internet), we seem unable to identify the root of our problems and lay down our individual battles long enough to organize and unite. It seems to me we are missing something so I must fight the most productive way I can.
I hope you read will the following in it's entirety, remember it and if it inspires you to do something, I will thank God for having given me the gumption to do this thing.
AFFIDAVIT: "STATEMENT OF FACTS", "DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE", AND
"RULES OF ENGAGEMENT"
When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for me to dissolve the political bands which have connected me with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle me, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that I should declare the causes which impel me to separation.
I hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their JUST powers from the CONSENT of the governed.
That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is my Right and the Right of The People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying it's foundation on such Principles and organizing it's powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience has shown, that mankind and myself are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves/myself by abolishing the forms to which they/I are accustomed.
But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them/me to absolute Despotism, it is their/my right, IT IS MY DUTY, TO THROW OFF SUCH GOVERNMENT and provide new Guards for my/their future security.
Such has been my patient suffering and now, of necessity, through study and experience, my Conscience will no longer allow me to tolerate an out-of-control, evil Government parading as the Government "We The People" established on March 1, 1781 with a lawfully constructed Constitution which I was led to believe I inherited but never did.
The history of the UNITED STATES Government is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over all citizens of the 50 States. Let facts be submitted to a candid world.
The following is a very limited list of abuses perpetrated on the citizen's of these United States of America and myself. In all cases, government willfully took advantage of my innocence and ignorance.
At age fourteen I was told I could not work on a tobacco farm in Connecticut without a Social Security number. A lie. I unwittingly, personally signed that illegal contract actually believing I was a "good American", consequently, this UNCONSTITUTIONAL government, started extorting "withholding taxes" under "defacto, color of law, policy" while I was yet a child.
My parents were told I needed an unconstitutional state "Birth Certificate." A lie. But establishing my "straw man, corporate person."
When I was old enough to travel I was told I needed an unconstitutional state "Driver's License." A lie.
When I married, I was told I needed an unconstitutional state "Marriage License." A lie.
When I opened a bank account I was told I needed an unconstitutional Social Security number. A lie.
Being a product of the "public" and Catholic educational systems, it was many years before I was able to uncover the truth for it was never taught.
The UNITED STATES Government is a perverted bifurcation of the original Republican form of Government as established by our Founding Fathers. All of their attending agencies at the Federal, State and Local levels are a mirror image of the "defacto", UNITED STATES Government, which is a totalitarian/fascist/communist police-state regime. That is not my government. I can no longer pledge my allegiance to it. I pledge my allegiance to my God as describe at the beginning of this document and the original Constitution and Bill of Rights, as intended, by the Founders of this country we call the united States of America.
I am aware of the following and the ultimate harm it has caused me personally:
The passage of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913 which created an unconstitutional, privately-owned central banking system and it's attendant private collection agency that has become the Internal Revenue Service. This system of stealth and fraud has enslaved an entire nation in a PERPETUAL DEBT system.
The supposed passage of the "16th (Income Tax Amendment," which can be proven was never ratified, but did incrementally develop into a communistic, graduated tax system. That fraud alone has stolen years of my working life and that of my fellow citizens. Those ill-begotten funds were and are being used for the destruction of America. Unknowingly, the American people have funded their own destruction as we are being socially engineered into a New World Order of governance, a world where sovereignty and freedom are "obsolete."
The conclusions of President Ronald Reagan's "Grace Commission" Not one penny of all income tax money collected is used to run (Constitutional) Government. ($1.3 TRILLION being collected this year!)
The Panic of 1909 and the 20 year moratorium in which the UNITED STATES Government agreed to repay it's debt to private banking (deliberately failing it's obligation) and the resulting, controlled "Crash of 1929."
The "installment" of Franklin Delano Roosevelt as President to "save the country" with socialistic "New Deal" policies, (including, but not limited to, the Social Security Tax) and the eventual "Victory Tax" which hoodwinked the country into accepting income tax "withholdings" from their paychecks.
Roosevelt's "Trading With the Enemies Act" which effectively made me an enemy of the Federal Government, UNITED STATES, Washington, D.C., the Corporate Government...before I was born.
The outright betrayal of the American people by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his administration regarding foreknowledge of the attack on Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941) and our consequent involvement in World War II, fought to create the establishment of the United Nations (because "President Woodrow Wilson's war" (WWI) failed to establish a workable "League of Nations." Unbelievable treasonous evil.
HJR192; stole America's Constitutional money (currency backed by gold) in 1933 by the Roosevelt Administration.
* The theft/elimination of Constitutional Article III Courts.
* The corrupt "private" judicial system operating in "maritime law."
* The unconstitutional "Presidential Directives and Executive Orders."
* The unconstitutional "police actions" of Korea, Viet Nam, Iraq and Bosnia (to name just a few).
* Our military under UN authority and the acceptance of foreign troops on our soil. Absolute treason!
* Government selling nuclear trade secrets to the Chinese during the Clinton administration. More treason! (And no consequences.)
The treasonous acts, either wittingly or unwittingly, of virtually every President and Congressman since the Lincoln administration (1861) and their failure to uphold their oaths of office.
Government complicity and foreknowledge in the bombing of the World Trade Centers in New York City in 1993 and the ultimate destruction of that complex on September 11, 2001 for the purpose of scaring America into an ever-larger police-state.
* The unlawful/evil siege and use of military forces resulting in the deaths of innocent men, women and children at the Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.
* The killing of an unarmed mother and baby at "Ruby Ridge," Idaho.
* The illegal drug trafficking of the Central Intelligence Agency to fund unconstitutional/covert activities.
* The unlawful/unconstitutional use of high-tech surveillance equipment by this government against its people it sees as "subjects."
* Government complicity in the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the cover-up and blocking of an open, truthful investigation.
* The secret High-frequency Auroral Activity Research Project known as H.A.A.R.P., MKUltra and a number of other covert activities being used against We The People.
The ongoing harassment of the IRS has caused me years of personal experience presenting remonstrance's, plea's and petitions for the UNITED STATES Government to uphold it's Constitutional contract with me/We The People to "redress" my/our grievances as guaranteed in the Bill of Rights regarding a PUBLIC meeting to answer questions on the income tax system. The UNITED STATES failed its contractual obligation and personally betrayed me. It WILL NOT respond to me/ We The People.
* The "Patriot Act" that no Congressman was allowed to read before passage and is nothing more than another "tool" to give dictatorial power to an already out-of-control despotic government. According to this "Act," I can now be classified a "terrorist" for my Christian beliefs.
To sum up, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!! Whatever Government claims to be in Washington, DC and the 50 States, it is painfully obvious they are not duly constituted governments of We The People as intended by the Founders and documented by "The Declaration of Independence," "The Constitution for these united States of America" and "The Bill of Rights."
THEREFORE, BE IT KNOWN by all who read this presentment, I Roland Alexander Croteau, will no longer conform to "color of law" statutes, rules, or policies. I can no longer recognize and do denounce this "defacto," foreign Government.
I, being the ultimate jurist, do reclaim my sovereignty. I will live under my God's laws: "Love the Lord my God with all my heart, mind and soul and love my neighbor as myself."
I, the sovereign, will live in agreement with the original Constitution for these united States of America and it's Bill of Rights, as intended, for it is an extension of my God's Laws.
BE IT ALSO KNOWN, I have no intention to harm anyone. I wish to live in peace. HOWEVER, in the course of the administrations of my duties to live under these agreements should this foreign Government, calling itself the UNITED STATES, or any form or extension of that Government, being state or local, not conforming to original, Constitutional Law, as intended, come against me with a "color of law" tax or any "rule, policy or statute" that is unconstitutional with intent to cause me harm in the form of penalty, fine, confiscation of property, incarceration or death, without my guarantee of "Due Process" in a duly constituted, original-Constitution, Article III court, I will use every common sense remedy available including the exercise of my Second Amendment Right. To state this as plainly as possible, I understand Government, ultimately, IS force and to resist unconstitutional, evil, armed force, I will exercise my God-given right to defend myself, my family, and my property with the use of armed force. (Government; meaning any person initiating anything unconstitutional against me.)
I come to this conclusion because all remedy for justice has been removed from our system. This "government" has silently declared war on me. Should I not activate my God-given, Constitutionally guaranteed rights, this government will surely kill me slowly or quickly. Insanity is at the helm and rampant in what used to be my country, America. I am trapped. There is nowhere to flee. This is my last and only alternative.
To posterity I say this: the current governments of this land have declared war on its people. I WILL LIVE FREE OR DIE. Should I die at the hands of this police state, BE IT KNOWN; I WAS MURDERED.
This day I take the pledge of my Founding Father's:
"I pledge my life, my fortune and my sacred honor," to all who follow in this endeavor to reclaim OUR HOMELAND, while restoring justice and sanity. If you be not of like mind or Spirit, I say this; "If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from me in peace. I ask not your counsel or arms. May your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget that ye were my countrymen."
For myself, I echo the sentiments heard down through the ages as eloquently expressed by one of our Founding Father's, Patrick Henry...
"GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH" I submit to tyranny in any form no longer.
SIGNED THIS DAY_____________________________AT BEAVER,
Roland Croteau: In reply to forewords added to Roland Croteau´s Statement of Fact, Declaration of Independence and Rules of Engagement. at
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