The REAL American Flag
by John-Henry Hill, M.D.
7/19/2015 and 7/15/2017
PREFACE: One commentator stated that my essay was all myth, especially about the U.S. Civil Flag of Peacetime and the fact that it had VERTICAL stripes – as opposed to horizontal stripes on “Old Glory”. I will now present PROOF of my statements; and thus display the arrogant ignorance of that commentator.
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, published in 1850 before the War Between The States has this description of the U.S. Civil Flag in the introduction, “The Custom House” —
Start of Quote from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter
“. . . Here, with a view from its front windows adown this not very enlivening prospect, and thence across the harbour, stands a spacious edifice of brick. From the loftiest point of its roof, during precisely three and a half hours of each forenoon, floats or droops, in breeze or calm, the banner of the republic; but with the thirteen stripes turned VERTICALLY, instead of horizontally, and thus indicating that a civil, and not a military, post of Uncle Sam’s government is here established. Its front is ornamented with a portico of half-a-dozen wooden pillars, supporting a balcony, beneath which a flight of wide granite steps descends towards the street Over the entrance hovers an enormous specimen of the American eagle, with outspread wings, a shield before her breast, and, if I recollect aright, a bunch of intermingled thunder- bolts and barbed arrows in each claw. With the customary infirmity of temper that characterizes this unhappy fowl, she appears by the fierceness of her beak and eye, and the general truculency of her attitude, to threaten mischief to the inoffensive community; and especially to warn all citizens careful of their safety against intruding on the premises which she overshadows with her wings. Nevertheless, vixenly as she looks, many people are seeking at this very moment to shelter themselves under the wing of the federal eagle; imagining, I presume, that her bosom has all the softness and snugness of an eiderdown pillow. But she has no great tenderness even in her best of moods, and, sooner or later — oftener soon than late — is apt to fling off her nestlings with a scratch of her claw, a dab of her beak, or a rankling wound from her barbed arrows.”
End of Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne in The Scarlet Letter
Before 1940, no U.S. flag, civil or military, flew within the forty-eight states except in federal settings and installations. Only state flags did. Since the 1935 institution of Social Security and the Buck Act of 1940, 4 U.S.C.S. Ch. 4 Sec. 104-113, by clever legal maneuvers the feds have entirely circumvented the U.S. Constitution, and have overlaid federal territorial jurisdiction on the sovereign States, bringing them under the admiralty/military jurisdiction of Law Merchant, the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), the law of Creditors and Debtors.
Since then the U.S. military flag appears beside, or in place of, the state flags in nearly all locations within the states. All of the state courts and even the municipal ones now openly display it. In the last half century they have more openly declared the military/admiralty law jurisdiction with the addition of the gold fringe to the flag, the military flag of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
Such has been the path that has brought us under the Law of the Military Flag. This should have raised serious questions from many citizens long ago, but we’ve been educated to listen and believe what we are told, not to ask questions, or think for ourselves and search for the truth.
END OF PREFACE of 7/15/2017
Start of Original Essay
In fact, there are 3 flags of the United States of America (and for most other nations) according to the still current International Maritime Law (the section called “Law of the Flag”).
The next time you walk into a court room or any other state or federal building, take notice of the flag being displayed !!! Even if YOU do not know what the flag is warning you, it is telling you something. And “ignorance of the law is no excuse”!
You were given “fair warning” – and it is YOUR problem that you did not recognize or understand the warning or the law behind it.
The instant you appear in ANY court room displaying the “Stars and Sripes”with Gold Fringe flag, you have CONSENTED (by your mere physical presence) to the Maritime-Admiralty JURISDICTION of the court. Better to write a letter to the clerk and judge in their PRIVATE CAPACITIES (using their FULL NAMES) and NOT even mention their official titles, in which you accept “complete and unlimited commercial liability” as a man filing a counter-claim against the judge as a man in his PRIVATE CAPACITY (using his FULL NAME) and NOT even mentioning his official title. In your written and filed (served upon the judge personally or by the Court Clerk or a private Service Company) your counter-claim in which you CHALLENGE THE COURT’S JURISDICTION over you. (Of note, your written counter-claim serves as your “court appearance”, so the judge can NOT issue an arrest warrant and/or fine you for “failure to appear”.) Unless the judge, usually in a pre-trial meeting, can absolutely PROVE jurisdiction over you, his court can proceed no further against you and must dismiss all charges. In effect, you created YOUR OWN “Common Law” court – the ONLY true “court of record” – in which YOU were the TRIBUNAL (decider of facts and law) and the “judge” was a mere administrator who could make NO decisions or rulings. And if he did so anyway, you later simply type up a “writ of error” for each of his erroneous rulings (even if they were FAVORABLE to you!!!!) and issue YOUR OWN COURT’S (under the Common Law (with YOU as the Tribunal) written rulings (sent to the judge in his PRIVATE CAPACIITY as a man) either voiding or accepting what he stated, as “you wish”. But you ALWAYS OBJECT to any decision or ruling he makes, even if favorable to you, since by NOT objecting during your meeting, you are CONSENTING to his taking over JURISDICTION of your court, making it HIS court!
1.) The REAL “American Flag”: The U.S. Civil Flag of Peacetime
2.) The U.S. Military Flag of Peacetime
3.) The U.S. Military Flag of War
(Signifies “martial law” operating under Maritime-Admiralty Law; with the Constitution and the Common Law of America suspended) The instant you appear