This disclaimer is especially important, because this is a relatively new strategy, and has not yet beensubjected to a Supreme Court challenge. Until that takes place, the soundness of this strategy cannot befully known. The Commercial Lien Strategy is still evolving, and new information is being discovereddaily. If you use this strategy, who knows? Your name may be on a famous Supreme Court case!Whether that prospect thrills you or disturbs you depends upon your outlook.These liens, because they are so powerful, should be treated with respect. We, at Build Freedom, do notadvocate the use of these liens against all government officials, nor to any official in particular. Wehonor the fact that there are many virtuous people in government offices, who are truly striving to harmno one and to benefit as many people in society as possible. The liens described in this manual are notdirected towards these harmless officials.
Scope and Purpose of Manual
This manual is an introduction and primer to the Commercial Lien Strategy. It does not pretend to be thefinal word on the subject. The authors and editors have synthesized material from several sources. Wehave organized it into a form that should be comprehensible to the average reader.After reading this manual, you will know the fundamental principles of this strategy. This understanding,plus the Bibliography inAppendix A, will allow you to do further research on your own.
Some Notes on the Sample Briefs
Included with this manual is an Appendix containing sample legal briefs, based upon actual examplesused by others.You will have to reformat these briefs using your word processing software, and you MUST adapt themto your situation, and to the requirements of your state or locality. These are not and (in the nature of things) cannot be "fill-in-the-blank" forms.
The Commercial Lien Strategy - Background
Faced with corrupt lawyers and judges, no litigant can expect to win in court by simply playing defense.To beat them, you must be able to scare them. You must be able to make them respect you, and thatmeans you must be able to take the offense — attack them personally.Unfortunately, judges, lawyers, and other government officials enjoy various levels of personalimmunity provided by both law and "professional courtesy." How do you sue a lawyer for malpractice?You hire another lawyer — if you can find one who’ll take the case. How do you sue an IRS agent forviolating your Constitutional rights? Only with great difficulty. How you sue a judge for railroading youin court? You don’t.As a practical matter, private citizens can’t sue the President of the United States, a Governor, judge, oreven an IRS agent for failing to obey or enforce the laws. If we try to sue in court to compel ourgovernment officials to obey the law and perform their lawful duties, the judges routinely ignore ourpetitions and laugh us out of court.Because legal and
immunities shield government personnel from being sued for committingcrimes against the People, the public is legally disarmed, unable to aggressively sue the government orits agents and compel them to obey the Law. As a result, the public’s legal posture is fundamentallydefensive: we try to duck, dodge, and hide in legal loopholes to defend ourselves against the governmentand the courts. We try to escape, evade, and avoid, but we seldom counter-attack against our antagonists,largely because we think there are no lawful weapons to do so. However, it appears that a powerfuloffensive legal weapon may now have been discovered, tested, and proven for common Citizens — thecommercial lien. We don’t try to sue a government official for failing to perform his lawful duties.Instead, we simply file a lien that encumbers the official’s personal property and credit rating like a ton