Stop Being Chattel “Neo, the Matrix has you!”

Presented by Hugh Smith on 03/26/2018 2:00pm

Ok, how many of you just looked up that word? We did.

Definition of Chattel

You know the quote... But do you know what the real matrix is?

Hugh Smith gives a presentation that will cover some “know your rights” type topics - i.e. why you may want to consider changing your legal status from “U.S. citizen” to “American National”, and some history as to how we got in this mess we’re in in the first place. (Most of what will be covered is applicable to other countries as well.)

“If you don’t know your rights, then you don’t have any.”

Do you like paying income taxes? Then stop volunteering. Do you like paying traffic tickets? Learn how to collect damages instead of being fleeced.

Red pills, blue pills, plus much more! And we're just getting started.

This first of what could be many webinars revolving around the revolution was a broad introduction to the many possibilities regarding your rights.

But before we get into that, please pause for this vey important message from Hugh Smith, Kerry Carron, OwnWP and/or any production of Ultimate Solution, LLC:

All information that follows is the author’s personal opinions and is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only.

The author is not an attorney nor the officer of any court. The author does not accept any liability for any use or misuse of
the information provided in these slides or any subsequent presentation thereof.

In today’s webinar Hugh scratches the surface on the reason for the revolution, the source of your rights, travel, and taxes.

The Revolution

Source of Your Rights

The Source of Your Rights


“The right to travel is part of the liberty of which a citizen cannot be deprived without due process of law under the 5th Amendment. This Right was emerging as early as the Magna Carta.” (1215 c.e.)
~ Kent v Dules 357 US 116 (1958)

[Or sooner if you believe your rights are God given!]

“Complete freedom of the highways is so old and well established a blessing that we have forgotten the days of the “Robber Barons” and toll roads,…”

~ Robertson v. Department of Public Works, 180 Wn. 133

“The right to travel over a street or highway is a primary absolute right of everyone.”

~ Foster’s, Inc. v. Boise City, 119 P.2d 721, 728.

“The use of the highway for the purpose of travel … is not a mere privilege, but a common fundamental right of which the public … cannot rightfully be deprived.”

~ Chicago Motor Coach v. Chicago, 169 NE 221.

Here are some very interesting Resources regarding travel…

“No one may be required to obtain a license in order to speak. Thus, the State can no more license the Appellant’s right to travel in his automobile than it could license his right to print or to speak, for they are all inalienable rights.”

~ Thomas v. Collins, (1944), 323 U.S. 516, 543

“At Common Law there is no precise limit of speed. A traveler by automobile must adopt a reasonable speed.”

~ Gallagher v. Montplier, 52 ALR 744; 5 Am Jur. page 645.


The Internal Revenue Code defines the contract between the IRS and the individual.
26 USC 7806(b) says that Title 26 is not law, as we read:

“No inference, implication or presumption of legislative construction [meaning Law] shall be drawn or made by reason of the location or grouping of any particular section or provision or portion of this title.” [emphasis added]

If it is not Law, then what is it?

It’s Voluntary!

“…regarding congressional intent, our system of taxation is based upon voluntary assessment and payment not upon distraint.”

~ Flora v. United States, 362 U.S.

So, if all of the above it true and is the Law, why do governments get away what everything they seem to be getting away with? And the answer is because we let them.

“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error, it is the function of the Citizen to keep the Government from falling into error.”

~ American Communications Associations v. Douds, 339 U.S. 382,442, (1950)

If you do not want to let them, the you may want to consider changing your legal status.

“The individual may stand upon his constitutional [secured] Rights as a [non federal] citizen. He is entitled to carry on his private business in his own way. His power to contract is unlimited. He owes no such duty [to submit his books and records for examination] to the State [IRS and federal government] since he receives nothing therefrom beyond the protection of his life and property. His Rights are such as existed by the law of the land [common law] long antecedent to the organization of the State [IRS], and can only be taken from him by due process of law and in accordance with the Constitution [1787]. Among his Rights are a refusal to incriminate himself and the immunity of himself and his property from arrest or seizure except under a warrant of the law. He owes nothing to the public so
long as he does not trespass upon their Rights.”

~ Hale v. Henkel, 201 U.S. 43 at 47 (1905)

Fruits of Your Labor

Larry's Barn

Bob and Larry are neighbors. One day Larry found out that Bob was a painter and asked him to come and paint his barn and he would pay him on Monday once the job was completed. Bob agreed. So, the next day which happened to be Friday, Bob started painting Larry’s barn for the agreed upon sum of $300.

Personally, I think Bob should raise his prices (like many of us freelancers) – anyway, back to the story…

Bob finished faster than he thought and completed the job Friday evening.

If we look at the facts of this scenario and at the close of business on Friday… monetarily Bob has a -$300 deficit and Larry is at +$300 but he has a debt to pay. Once Monday arrives and the debt is paid and both men are back to eve ($0), how much will Bob need to pay in taxes?

The answer is potentially nothing…

“The labor of a human being is not a commodity or article of commerce….”

~ 15 USC § 17

So What is Next?

Well… we’ll leave you with this.

“You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever
you want to believe.”

“You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit
hole goes.”

Learning Links:

Know Your Constitution – Carl Miller

  • Part 1:
  • Part 2:
  • Part 3:

Lots of topics/discussions on this YouTube channel:


Complete list of videos and articles I’ve found/come across – in a PDF. Will be updated as more are added.

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Presenter Bio: Hugh Smith

Hugh Smith has been doing freelance work and building his own successful web development (among other things) business for years. Hugh is not from Australia. The Oz comes from Hugh's roots in Kansas, and though he also says that he is not a wizard, we're here to tell you that this is one man behind the curtain you're going to want to pay attention to.