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From the Editor
By: David Deschesne
Editor/Publisher, Fort Fairfield Journal
There, I guess I have your attention now.
In a recent facebook post, a group calling themselves Republicans for Equal (i.e.: same-sex) Marriage stated;
“As Republicans we strongly believe in individual liberty, personal responsibility and limited government. We don't believe in same-sex marriage *despite* being Republicans, we believe in it *because* we are Republicans.
We believe that freedom means freedom from government interference and the freedom of every person to pursue happiness, and that includes the freedom for adults to marry anyone they wish, regardless of gender.”
These Republicans’ beliefs that supporting same-sex marriage somehow equates to “freedom from government interference” betrays their ignorance on the subject of marriage, the history of marriage licenses in Maine and how government has been allowed to become a surrogate “god” that ordains marriages of its choice and status and ensnares us all in its web of deceit and social destruction.
Since the vote this November will be simply to allow the god of the Maine government to amend its counterfeit marriage license scheme, not the true and legitimate marriage union of the Bible (which is where the concept of marriage has its roots), I have reprinted an abridged version of a chapter on the subject from my previously published book, Satanic Counterfeits for your further elucidation and education on the topic.
Did You Marry the god of the State?
A marriage license is a three-party contract between the man, woman, and the State known as an adhesion contract. An adhesion contract is one which is extremely one-sided, grossly favoring the State. From weakness in bargaining position, ignorance, or indifference, couples are willing to enter into the marriage transaction controlled by this lopsided legal document.
When a couple applies for a license from the State to marry, they are actually asking for permission to engage in the “unlawful” activity of marriage (License - a revocable permission to commit some act that would otherwise be unlawful - Black’s Law 7th ed). Because the State can regulate that which it licenses, by entering into a State-sanctioned franchise (marriage) as a married couple, a couple forfeits their rights to a private, sovereign marriage and any ownership/control of their children or property; as a result of the marriage license. Child Protective Services receives its full power and authority to seize children via the marriage license under the ancient legal doctrine of parens patriae. When a State-licensed married couple has a child, the Birth Certificate is the document the State uses to claim ownership of the child under its marriage contract. State ownership remains as long as that child lives, even after the age of 21. If you have a birth certificate, the State owns you, too.
Couples married under a state-sanctioned marriage license also give up 1/3 of their property to the state. Should one person die, the government, through the inheritance tax, will demand the surviving party to “buy them out” - usually a 28- 35% tax. Marriage licenses were never required prior to the early 1900s, also known as the “Devolutionary Period.” The only requirement for a legitimate marriage then was that the couple be married by an official minister of God, and place their intentions to marry in a public place, such as a church, parish, or town meeting house for all to see. That notice was then to be filed with the county clerk. No license, or certificate required.
History of Marriage in Maine
When Maine was first formed as a state in 1821, the act of marriage was much simpler and less evasive than it is today. There was no licensing scheme, no Child Protective Services, and, while the State did prohibit those types of marriages denounced in the Holy Bible, there was otherwise very little state interference. Town clerks merely certified a public notice of the marriage was duly placed prior to the event, then ministers and justices of the peace submitted a list of all married couples to the Clerk every April for all marriages of the preceding twelve months. The Clerk then logged the marriages into the public record, they never issued a license to marry and for almost 100 years, logged marriages without licenses.1
Original marriage laws were similar in nature to ancient Roman civil law, where the government’s only interest in marriage was the fact that it was announced publicly. The ancient Roman government issued no certificates and played little part in the initial marriage agreement.2
Today, States have declared marriage to be an illegal, regulatable enterprise, much like fishing, hunting, and selling cars. All who wish to be married must be licensed before the State will acknowledge them as so.
Black’s Law Dictionary, 5th ed. (West, 1979) defines “Marriage License” as a “License or permission granted by public authority to persons who intend to intermarry.” Black’s 5th refers the term “intermarry” to “miscegenation” which it goes on to define as “mixture of races; marriage between persons of different races, as between a white person and Negro.”
This reference to licensing of intermarried couples has its roots in the Reconstruction Period of 1864-1880. During that time, the newly-freed black slaves were prohibited from marrying their white counterpart unless permission was granted to do so from the State government.
Twenty years after the publication of Black’s Law 5th ed., Black’s Law 7th edition (West, 1999) completely eliminates the phrase “intermarry” from its definition of Marriage License.
Even though weddings are conducted in a church setting with a providential backdrop, almost all pastors and preachers marry a couple with authority vested in them by the State, rather than God and make that proclamation at the end of every ceremony.3
The marriage license is a permission granted by the State to commit the “unlawful” act of marriage, in direct conflict with the U.S. Supreme Court’s definition of liberty. In 1923, the Supreme Court defined liberty as, among other things, “...the ability to freely marry, establish a home, and bring up children.”4
Today, couples are tricked into thinking they need a license to do those “unlawful” acts. That which the State licenses it can thereby regulate. The license is then converted into a certificate after the marriage takes place.5 A certificate is “a paper establishing an ownership claim.”6
The state of Maine transformed the passive act of the clerk certifying publication of marriage intentions to the active act of granting permission via the certificate in 1909 when the clerk was then authorized to hold the certificate for five days after intentions were filed with him and the marriage could ensue only after the certificate was issued.7 The withholding of a certificate was then a de-facto license. One of the main reasons the marriage certificate changed its character was the fact that the Panic of 1907 had just taken place and Senator Nelson Aldrich had been appointed to head the National Monetary Commission to ensure such panics never took place again. Senator Aldrich’s plan was ultimately realized in the Federal Reserve System of debt-based money we all suffer under today. Because the money system proposed was debt-based, the state and federal governments needed to have certificated property which produced wealth that they could pledge as collateral for notes in the upcoming debt money system. In 1903 only a few states had adopted a marriage license scheme.8 By 1935, all states required licenses except Maryland, which soon followed shortly thereafter.9
Child Protective Services
A certificate for a married couple is commercial paper that can be used to pledge the future expenditure of labor of the married couple against the State’s borrowed money is only half the equation. By entering into a State-sanctioned franchise (marriage) as a married couple, a couple forfeits their rights to a private, sovereign marriage and any ultimate control of their children or marriage-related property; as a result of the marriage license. Child Protective Services receives its full power and authority to seize children via the marriage license under the ancient legal doctrine of parens patriae. According to Black’s Law, 5th ed.; “The origins of the doctrine parens patriae and the law can be traced to medieval and late medieval English chancery courts where it played an important roll in maintaining the structure of feudalism. The King had a royal prerogative to act as guardian to persons with legal disabilities such as infants, idiots, and lunatics. Chancery, as an agent of the monarch, had a duty to maintain the orderly transfer of feudal duties from one generation to another and to insure that there would be someone available to perform these duties and the concept of parens patriae was usually invoked in connection with problems of property or guardianship.”
In today’s world, the Department of Health & Human Services functions as the Chancery, or agent of the monarch - which is the State - in orderly transferring the feudal duties of labor to generate a tax base to future generations. That tax base is known as the “full faith and credit” of the American people and is pledged against every bond (a state bond issue is a loan) the people or their representatives vote to approve...
...Marriage licenses were never required prior to the early 1900s, also known as the “Devolutionary Period.” The only requirement for a legitimate marriage was that the couple be married by an official minister of God, and place their intentions to marry in a public place, such as a church, parish, or town meeting house for all to see. Then, a ceremony would be held in front of at least two witnesses on the date indicated on the public notice. That notice was then to be filed with the county clerk. No license, or certificate was required. In that respect, the couple gave notice, got married, then went to the government to let them know of the fact. Nowadays, they have been taught to go to government first, ask for permission to marry, then after license has been granted, get married.
However, Maine still authorizes those in the Quaker communities and similar religious organizations to marry according to their own rules, without a marriage license, and simply record the act of marriage with the town clerk.
All couples considering marriage should decide in advance if they wish to form a union under God, or under man. Now that the facts regarding man’s plan have been established, a couple can make a more educated decision.
excerpted from Satanic Counterfeits, ©2009 David Deschesne, pp. 9-14
1. The Laws of Maine, 1821, Chapter 70, section 5.
2. An Introduction to Roman Law, ©1962 Barry Nicholas, pp. 80-81
3. By stating, “...By the authority vested in me by the State of ________, I now you husband and wife.”
4. Meyer v. Nebraska, 262 US 390, 399
5. for example, see Maine Revised Statutes, 2004, Title 19-A, §656(2)
6. Barron’s Dictionary of Banking Terms, ©1990, Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. p. 114.
7. Maine Revised Statutes, 1916, Ch. 64, Sec. 5
8. The American Federal State, ©1903 Roscoe Lewis Ashley, page 367
9. American Government, © 1935 Frank Magruder, Ph D., page 69