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Response and Clarification to Asheville Tribune

As you may know, the North-Carolina American Republic was recently featured on the front page of the Asheville Tribune. The article was thorough and informative, however one major point was missed in the report. Below you will find a letter to the editor from NCAR Chief Magistrate, John Ainsworth which attempts to clarify the foundational existence of the North-Carolina American Republic.


To: Managing Editor | Asheville Tribune

Thank you for reporting on this issue that is so vitally important not only to the state of North Carolina, but to our entire country. We appreciate that you too find this newsworthy and are grateful to have been given such a prominent position in your recent publication.

In order for you and your readers to have a better understanding of this issue we would like to clarify our position. The title of your article clearly states "Is North Carolina a lawful state?" This is exactly what we are asking the courts and is exactly what we can prove, in that the current state of North Carolina in operation today was in fact created unlawfully/unconstitutionally.

We are not, however, fighting "the ratification of the 14th amendment." The ratification of the 14th amendment did not make the current state of North Carolina unlawful; the Reconstruction Acts did. The article is correct in saying that the 14th amendment did in fact convert all state citizens to national citizens; however it would not have had the power to do so without the Reconstruction Acts.  It is a common misconception that North Carolina was "readmitted" into the Union. North Carolina was already considered to be back in the union, as can be seen in the state's passage of the 13th amendment. When North Carolina then later rejected the 14th amendment, congress used measures of force and coercion to annul the original state and create a new state (body politic) with an entirely different citizenry. This is the state of North Carolina which is widely recognized today, and is the state which we do not recognize as being lawfully created. There are irrefutable facts which prove that this unlawful state moved in and claimed rightful “ownership” of the soil and territory.

A good analogy of this would be the following:

We own our home and have a clear chain of title to prove it if our ownership was ever questioned. Let’s say that the government decides to send in a police force to come in and take over the “ownership” of our home. They allow us to live in one bedroom only. They set up new rules that we must follow, and we are only allowed out in the main house as long as we comply with these "laws". Let’s say this goes on for years and years. We adapt to this new set up and make the best of it, because let’s face it: if we were to rebel against the "occupiers" we would be punished. But finally someone stands up and says, "We need to remember this is OUR house, OUR land – we own it and have the lawful chain of title to prove it! Let’s take our house back." We begin to "break the laws" of the house in order to bring forth the truth that our house was stolen from us and is now occupied by thieves. Our neighbors, friends, and family have all but forgotten that we own the house and think that we are "lawbreakers" when in fact it was our house to begin with.

This is in essence what has happened to North Carolina, along with the rest of our country. We believe we have a right to reclaim what was stolen from us by the same people who have taken an oath to uphold the Constitution. Through the educational vehicle of America’s Remedy and through our re-establishment and subsequent re-inhabiting of the original state of North Carolina (NCAR), we are taking our state back. This legal argument which we bring is a peaceful, counter-revolution to that revolution which took place over 140 years ago.

We are hopeful that the above clarifications are beneficial to you and your readers. Thank you again for your time and for your attention to our cause.

Yours In Liberty,
John Ainsworth
Chief Magistrate
North-Carolina American Republic



December 7, 2011
2:03 pm
legitimus principatus:

Allow me to clarify another point for you. Consent does not cure fraud or unconstitutional acts. If anything, it does nothing more than creates a legal presumption, under common law, that the fraud is in fact 'not fraud' or 'not unconstitutional'. This is only possible if one remains silent and makes no assertion, or offers no proof to the illegal actions taken.


December 7, 2011
1:20 pm
"legitimus principatus" is basically correct, however, NCAR Citizens are NOT "14th Amendment U.S. citizens" & speaking for myself, I've been out of "the system" about as far as you can realistically get for many years. In other words, I do not participate in the voluntary social security system, am not an employee, do not have a driver's license, personal bank account, have never had a mortgage or a credit card, etc. If one wants to get out of "the system" today it's harder than it used to be & of course there are many "benefits" you have to be willing to do without, but if it's important enough to you, it can still be done. Or @ least work your way out as far as is realistically possible for you. And you do not have to "expatriate" - cease being an American - to rid yourself of entanglements such as mortgage, licenses you don't need, etc.

And the NCAR is not a "new" State, it is the re-establishment of the original, including the "body politic", with few amendments to the original constitution (of 1776) including no tolerance of slavery or degrees of citizenship based on race, male or female, etc. Note the terms "Freeman" and "Freeholder" found in the original State constitution were eliminated from the (3rd) 1868 constitution for North Carolina which CONgress accepted - after the 1st "Reconstruction Act" forced the "States in Rebellion" to submit a new constitution to be allowed back in to the Union (that the supreme court said they never left), along with "adopting" (not ratifying) the 14th Amendment to the federal constitution. And as Cliff said, you'll find more information on the NCAR website if you're interested.

Cliff Muncy

December 7, 2011
1:27 pm
legitimus, all of your above mentioned fraudulent activities (mortgages, social security benefits, licensing, registration of property) -- there are state citizens who have made the decision NOT to participate in certain ones. However, it quickly becomes obvious that the web is so tightly woven, it becomes a virtual impossibility (at least to those of us not independently wealthy) to take on EVERY issue at one time. Most of us could not afford to completely remove ourselves from the system. Even so, our participation in one or more of these activities out of necessity does not cure the unconstitutionality of the underlying root cause; and furthermore, does not keep us from bringing up the argument. We each take many steps to ensure that our political standing is easily understood and apparent.

To address your comments about renouncing participation in the fraudulent contracts as well as renouncing political allegiance -- you will actually find some wording VERY close to this in the Affidavit of Citizenship which is signed by all citizens of the North-Carolina American Republic. In fact, if you visit the home page of this website, you will notice that the second button down on the right is "DECLARE." This is in fact a reference to the declaration of citizenship each person makes with their affidavit. Every citizen also signs an Oath of Allegiance to both the U.S. Constitution (as lawfully amended through the 12th Article of Amendment) as well as the North-Carolina Constitution of December 18, 1776.

legitimus principatus

December 7, 2011
12:44 pm
sadly, your information is only party true.

The 'people', individually, agree to the current illegitimate federal, AND state governments, by VIRTUE of their political status as 'citizen of the United States of America', and their acceptance of the benefits and privileges that go along with it. They cannot simply 'declare' themselves to be 'citizens of their state'. Firstly, because of their participation in the fraud, as in, mortgages, social security benefits, licensing, registration of property, student loans, and any other contracts entered into with the corporate entity styles the federal govt., OR the state govt., and secondly, because there are no LAWFUL civil systems in place, anywhere in any of the several states, that anyone can be a citizen of.

The power of the government is derived from the people, they are the body politic.

Therefore, in order to rebuild the lawful republics, each and every individual MUST renounce their participation in the fraudulent contracts that they unwittingly entered into, with the govt. systems....when you find that you are being defrauded, do you continue to participate in the fraud? NO! Because if you do, then you would be acquiescing to the fraud, I.E., giving your CONSENT to it.

Further, in addition, they must renounce their POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE, that is, their citizenship, to the USA, which is their social contract with the federal govt., and DECLARE their political allegiance to their lawful Nation, which is their State, via EXPATRIATION, in an international arena, or they WILL NOT be recognized by the courts as having political standing to challenge ANYTHING, and will, at best, be seen as simply 'playing government', and at worst, be guilty of SEDITION.

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