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Marriage License is a Trap

May 17, 2012


We innocently forfeit our legal
 and parental rights when we
purchase a marriage license.

Rich writes:

I wanted to pass along some VERY important information regarding marriage, the marriage contract, contract law, the state and children. This has helped me see the TRUE DANGER in getting married today.

I have been studying the law intensely for the past few years and learned all about maritime law, contract law, trusts, corporations, policies, common law and how nearly ALL such "laws" today are not laws at all, but are merely Policies. They're operating under pretense of law. That is why police today are in fact called Police...because they enforce POLIC(E)-IES... NOT laws.  They actually work for the insurance companies who are themselves owned by the banks, especially the Federal Reserve central banks.


by Rich

The marriage license began in the middles ages
as a private contract between two families. Most of the time this was recorded in the local church with or without eyewitnesses. Usually the word of a couple that stated they were married was sufficient to have the marriage recorded as such.

According to Black's Law Dictionary, the word license is defined as - "Permission by competent authority to do an act which without such permission, would be illegal."

In other words, the government makes something that was lawful to do, illegal. They then charge you a fee (which is a bribe) to turn their backs and give you a permit that allows you to break the law that they just said was illegal to do!

So the state, in instituting any kind of licensing, is forcing you to contract with them and pay a bribe to do something that they claim is illegal.

In Civil Law, the marriage is considered to be a for-profit venture. As the wife goes out to the local market to purchase food stuffs and other supplies for the marriage household, she is replenishing the stocks of the business.

Moreover, as children come into the marriage household, the business venture is considered to have "borne fruit."

Another way to look as the marriage license contract with the State is as a contract of adhesion, a contract between two disparate, unequal parties. Again, a flawed "contract."

This contract with the State is said to be a "specific performance" contract as to the privileges, duties and responsibilities that are attached to it.

Consideration on the part of the husband and wife is the actual fee paid. This results in an implied agreement to be subject to the state's statutes, rules, and regulations and all court cases ruled on related to marriage law, family law, children, and property.

It should be emphasized that this contractual consideration places the bride and groom in an inferior position (
as defined-by-law) and makes them subject to the State. Very few people realize this.

It is very important to understand that children born to the marriage are considered by law as "the contract bearing fruit" - meaning the children primarily belong to the State.

In this regard, children are regarded as "contract bearing fruit,".

This was established in the US in the 1930's by two doctrines. The first is the Doctrine of Parens Patriae. The second is the Doctrine of In Loco Parentis.

Parens Patriae means literally "the parent of the country" or to put it more bluntly - the State is the undisclosed true parent.

Along this line, a 1930's Arizona Supreme Court case states that parents have no property right in their children, and have custody of their children during good behavior at the sufferance of the State.

This means that parents may raise their children and maintain custody of their children as long as they don't offend the State.

But if they in some manner displease the State, the State can step in at any time and exercise its superior status and take custody and control of its children -i.e. the parents are only conditional caretakers. [Thus the Doctrine of In Loco Parentis.]

The marriage license is an ongoing contractual relationship between the husband, wife and state. It's a trinity, just like a pyramid, with the State on top.

Technically, the marriage license is a business license allowing the husband and wife, in the name of the marriage (a maritime corporation), to enter into contracts with third parties and contract mortgages and debts. They can get car loans, home mortgages, and installment debts in the name of the marriage.

Also, the marriage contract "bears fruit" by adding children. If sometime later, the marriage fails, and a "divorce" results the contract continues in existence.

The "divorce" is merely a contractual dissolution or amendment of the terms and conditions of the contract. Jurisdiction over the marriage,
husband and wife, by the state, now separated, continues over all aspects of the marriage, including over marital property and the children brought into the marriage.

That is why Family Law and the Domestic Relations court calls "divorce" a dissolution of the marriage, because the contract continues in operation but in amended or modified form. The marriage license contract is one of the strongest, most binding contractual relationships the State has on people.

This is why time and time again CPS feels that they can just come in and take over your children, because according to the marriage license (along with numerous other unrevealed contracts), they have legal jurisdiction over your children without you really knowing or understanding why.

 Much of this also goes back to the 14th amendment, your all capitalized name and each persons name being incorporated, thus giving the states and Feds authority over you.

This is how we have all become enslaved once again, by these dangerous and unrevealed adhesion contracts, many of which, like the marriage contract, are always in force to some degree.

Others include:
Social Security, Drivers Licenses, Building Permits, Property Taxes, and SO many more. ALL of these items are adhesion contracts that have far reaching implications, without you knowing it.

None of them are mandatory!!!!!

Related - Virgil Cooper - The Truth About Marriage Licenses 


Scruples - the game of moral dillemas

Comments for " Marriage License is a Trap"

Mike said (May 23, 2012):

I agree. When i got married, i wrote up a Covenant. It worked great when it came time for her to divorce me. bloodless, and painless. worked like a charm, and the state had no partnership in our marriage.

Patrick said (May 18, 2012):

Concerning the situation with the marriage licence, things are even worse in Canada.

The Black's Law definition does not apply because the Canadian Law Dictionary (BARRON'S) states a new definition for licence.

In Canada LICENCE means - Grant of permission, a power or authority given to another to do some lawful act.

So in Canada you are told that the act being done is lawful to begin with.
There is nothing to say that the act would be unlawful without the licence.

I could sell you a licence to own shoes because owning shoes is lawful. If you were crazy enough to pay me for permission to own shoes I could laugh myself to sleep every night.

"They" have this covered by selling the shoe-seller a licence to sell shoes to you so it is done indirectly.

"They" take another bite by adding PST, GST, HST or whatever new name "they" can dream up.

Remember that selling shoes is lawful to begin with. Making shoes is also lawful but "they" licence that as well.

Conversely, I could not sell you a licence to kill someone because it is unlawful to kill people.

Ken said (May 18, 2012):

Rich's take on the marriage contract is interesting, but I’m afraid he misconstrues the meaning of ‘in loco parentis.” This applies to someone who is given de facto legal authority over the child in the place of its natural parents, not to the parents in place of the state.

MC said (May 18, 2012):

Thanks for the revealing article on marriage licenses. I have a friend who rejected the state's control over the God created institution. He and his bride simply recorded their commitment in the pages of a family Bible, and that was that.

Mike said (May 18, 2012):

I was just reading something about this as well the other day. By getting a marriage license, you basically give the 'state' your children. Pretty scary huh? Here's where I found the information.

I don;t know if you are familiar with 'Team Law', but that is where I came across the information, and a whole lot more. Click on 'History' on the left hand pane. It tells how we got into this big mess.

Check out their forum as well. There's a lot more there.

Jack said (May 18, 2012):

Excellent article on the marriage license.

It seems heterosexual individuals have unwittingly empowered the State by seeking legal marriage. To circumvent ownership by the State the properly married person might be called upon to remind the judiciary, or the 5th Columnist apparatus of the State(i.e. CPS), that the State is NOT the author of marriage; that God is the author of the institution we call marriage and parents have been granted divine control over their children.

A man and woman were, and are, married in the eyes of God and their immediate community, not by legal shenanigans, and by virtue of a simple mutual verbal agreement to live together in an exclusive union.

And the de-facto union, by any other name, is marriage.... now considered lawful marriage by the State. The State early in history inserted itself into the sacred institution of marriage first by demanding registration of existing marriages. Then it gradually expanded its totalitarian control over its citizens by insisting upon all manner of permits, licenses, certificates or registrations, etc.. Eventually the State will grant a permit to marry to those it considers non-threatening to the State.

S said (May 18, 2012):

This is so important for us to 'get' - albeit a bit late in the day. It starts with the Birth Certificate (prior to this, the surname - Sir Name - owner's name) whereby a human baby is transformed into a product of production in repayment of State Debt.

Con-tinues with every license, loan and oath sworn. By taking out a loan, we creat 10 x its value to the lender and there is, therefore, no need for repayment. When we buy a car and register it, we have forfeited our rights of ownership and are given an expensive mandate for taxes, insurance, maintenance on what has now become, State property.

Legal representation hides another humiliating reality, in that hiring a lawyer relinquishes your rights as an adult, with the ability to testify on your own account. Women were never considered adults, as they had and have no testes and cold not 'testify' being of no legal worth or account. As a man, you are a ward of court by hiring a legal representative whose duty is to the court, not you, the child.

The stark realisation of what Capital Punishment really stands for hit me a couple of years ago. TPTB don't give a hoot about how we maim or kill each other, by what means or how often. Not at all. What they do care about is how much capital they have lost in the death or injury of an 'asset'. That's why it's called Captial Punishment, when your cost of living has exceeded your worth in having taken out a piece of prize stock.

So if a homeless man, in self defence, kills a stockbroker, the punishment will be brutal. As for Social Services Snatching Children (State Property Reclamation and Resale) the money to be made on parents investment is quite staggering; commissions on target fees for fostering, adoption, prostitution, porn. But how many parents can face the fact that their parents and grandparents signed their lives away as they too have done to their children and grandchildren.

We are complicit in our enslavement to the degree we ignore these stark legalistic facts.

Ian said (May 18, 2012):

So Henry: How do we marry without involving the state and how do we get the state out of our personal lives.

Does marrying in church and declaring it in church constitute a religious but not civil (government) involved marriage.

I'd like to hear a legal experts advice on how to stop this.

Nathan said (May 18, 2012):

Aloha Henry, great job on fulfilling your kuliana by reporting this
kind of information. The truth will set people free but the rabbit
hole goes deep. Whatever you can legally do with a LICENSE, you can LAWFULLY do without one. Mind control is real. From my investigation and research these are a couple Maxims in the law society, "Let those who will be deceived" and "he who does not claim his rights....has no rights".

Sounds like a great society to join. This is all part of the legal system with it's statutes, codes, bylaws, etc., that they want you to believe is true law but it is not. It's color of law and they can only operate through deceit, force ,and fear.

Research shows that legal and lawful are two different things.
From my overstanding before the moneymasters took over America we had a de jure Constitutional Republic form of government with a de jure Common Law in place.

After they bankrupted our de jure government and
did away with Common Law they instituted their democracy and it's legal system which many of our founding fathers considered the absolute worst form of government, cause it will lead to either
communism or a flat out dictatorship. Now look at what is unfolding in America not even 100yrs since the unlawful Federal Reserve Act of 1913.

The legal system is for revenue collection and is designed for corporations and commerce. It's where people are convicted of
victimless crimes all in the name of generating cash flow. Courts are nothing more than a business that conduct money transactions on a daily basis. They have used deceitful words (legalise) to con people into their own slavery.

Almost every man, woman, and child is a corporate entity at this point. The den of vipers are slithering out of their holes as we shine the light on them but this is also causing them to tighten the shackles on the slaves. Stay strong, keep up the
good work ,and remember silence and inaction equals tacit consent.

Jack said (May 18, 2012):

This article should be linked to all so called "gay" sites which demand legal marriages between two "gay' people!

Joseph said (May 17, 2012):

Good article by "Rich" - the article provides only the tip of iceberg regarding the legalities of the marriage license.

I occasionally read a previous article of yours, one I consider to be one of your best of all time, "Why I've Never Married" by Joshua Daniels (14-May-2012) to remind myself not being married isn't such a bad position. I would like to encourage all your followers (men and women) to read this article.

Keep up the good work!

Glenn said (May 17, 2012):

Very helpful information - I like the the police / pol-icy's connection. Brilliant Rich.

Keep it comin' brother.

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