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Declaration sent to City of Collinsville, Illinois, Illinois Secretary of State, Missouri Secretary of State, and United States State Department via Certified U.S. Mail on Jan. 2, 2008. Registration Numbers: 70070220000112930039, 70070220000112930053, 70070220000112930046 and 70070220000112930022, respectively.

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In the course of a lifetime, when one discovers and submits to a truth that evinces at the confluence of all which is physical, spiritual, and reasonable in a natural world; and there find that which had previously been accepted as truth to be a yoke of ignorance and fear; and those who fitted the yoke, secured its place, and assigned its encumbrances, to be interlopers between would-be-beasts and sovereign beings. Thus, but one recourse presents itself in remedying the ignorance born from having accepted institutionalized sanctimony that perfunctorily acknowledges a Creator, yet compels servitude and obedience to earthly authority, with but one choice, that is, to claim a rightful place in this world which the Supreme Creator has provided for all, as equals amongst all, rulers above none, sovereigns amongst sovereigns, and bound only by the moral duty to live the term of a life as peaceably and prosperously as possible at whatever cost deemed just and at no expense to any other.

I have met with such a truth, as I have come to know it, understand it, embrace it, and now choose to be ruled by it for the rest of My days.I, commonly known and hereafter referred to as, Mark McCoy, given the birth name of Mark McCoy by My natural parents, hereby make known to all members of Mankind, lovers of Liberty, children of Peace and the world; as well as tyrants, oppressors, usurpers, rulers, and presumed authority, the following Public Declaration — Be it known that I, Mark McCoy, am in full control of My physical and mental faculties. Be it known that I, Mark McCoy, make the following Declaration voluntarily, freely, and absent any outside influence, coercion, or duress. Be it known that I, Mark McCoy, accept full responsibility for My life and the actions taken in the exercise thereof. Be it known that I, Mark McCoy, am healthy, fit, of no physical or mental incapacity whatsoever, and am fully aware, educated, informed, and knowledgeable. Be it known that I, Mark McCoy, stand before My Creator; thankful for all of the power and freedom I possess as a consequence of My birth; and in doing so avow to submit to NO earthly authority, be it political, societal, or otherwise unnatural, and will with every fiber of My being resist to the death any attempt of conscription, recruitment, accountability, allegiance, obligation, submission, compliance, or subordination by any man, woman, person, or entity. Be it known that I, Mark McCoy, desire peace, tolerance, freedom, liberty, and accountability for Myself and all mankind and that I will stand fast against any power, will, or force that may result in my transgressing from those principles. Be it known that I, Mark McCoy, believe and affirm that I am ultimately responsible for My actions in this life, subject to the Supreme Arbiter of the Universe, and as such will not allow others to guide or command Me to act in ways inconsistent with My Conscience for which I will personally be held to account. Be it known that I, Mark McCoy, will submit only to the pains of punishment for transgressing upon the like rights, property, and liberty of free-born, natural beings. All other edicts, laws, regulations, or methods of control are disavowed and inconsequential in the exercise of My life. Be it known that I, Mark McCoy, hereby set forth the following statements in Declaring My Sovereignty, claiming My Expatriation, and Dissolving all previous National and Political Allegiance:

I am a natural-born, independent, free-man who, at the time of My birth, entered this world under the care of My natural parents and in full possession of all the rights, faculties, freedoms, and power I would ever possess for the term of My natural life.

I aver only to a natural world, and disavow constructs, artifices, and entities created by the mind and hand of man when such may deem to bind or subject Me to any power exercised thereunder.

I understand, believe, and have come to know that there is NO power on this earth superior to the personal power endowed to Me by My Creator. There may be superior force designed to compel My obedience and compliance, but such force, when exercised by unjust power, is nothing more than naked aggression, tyranny, and evil.

I reserve My natural right to exercise any and all means of self-defense with any and all weapons or devices at My disposal against any and all aggressors that may result in harm or death to Myself or others who may assail Me.

I reserve My right to possess anything I may call “property”, that I have acquired by My own just, peaceful efforts, and which may consist of any plant, animal, mineral, composition, machine, device, drug, weapon, or product. I may possess such for My own purposes, defined by My own intentions, and that which does not pose an immediate threat or harm to the life or property of another. Any attempt to deprive Me of My “property” will be met with defense thereof to whatever extent necessary to preserve such.

I unequivocally declare that I am the Supreme earthly authority over My physical person; spiritually bound to My Creator, and subject only to the just adjudication by My Creator for all My earthly transgressions. I am a Sovereign power unto Myself, posing no threat whatsoever to the just exercise of the like Sovereignty of other autonomous, self-determinate People.

I admit to having submitted to the demands and will of others who exercised influence and authority over Me, at times to My detriment, without My full informed consent; but rather out of intimidation, fear, and ignorance.

I do not acknowledge any authority, power, or jurisdiction as a consequence of My physical presence, wherever such may be claimed; nor submit to any of the aforementioned as a consequence of My actions in enjoying or exercising any of My natural rights in a peaceable manner.

I do not seek the consent, acknowledgment, approval, permission, or recognition of anybody or anything in My display of honor or obedience to My Creator; the manner in which I worship; or the actions I may take in the exercise of any and all gifts, blessings, freedom, or rights I believe are bestowed by Him. I believe it is My right and duty to defend, with force if necessary, any intrusion or interference with My relationship with My Creator.

I have not adopted or accepted any definition of rights, liberty, freedoms, or identity promulgated by any earthly power. I have not attempted to enumerate any of My rights, as endowed by My Creator, for such a list would be too exhaustive to undertake and possibly construed by others to be a definitive list of My rights, which are indescribable, boundless, and beyond the comprehension of artificial constructs.

It is My belief and understanding that the man-made artifice known as “government”, once served a purpose in effecting a consenting People’s desire for the mutual protection of life, liberty, and property. It is My belief that government is an anachronistic relic of a time where circumstances induced people to trade Natural Rights for privileges and benefits derived from the Civil Power. It is My belief that a pattern exists where government no longer operates under the intended desire of consenting People for the mutual protection of life, liberty, and property, but has deviated to a course of abuse, violence, theft, deceit, fraud, and coercion; operating to the detriment of those who choose to not consent, and to the benefit of those who seek out government as a proxy for effecting the pursuit and furtherance of various self-interests.

I believe the ONLY legitimate function of government, of any kind, to be for the mutual benefit of those explicitly forming such government and submitting to its jurisdiction for the sole purpose of protecting life, liberty, and property. Any other action undertaken in the name of ANY government that is inconsistent with the aforesaid concepts is unjust, unlawful, repugnant, and non-binding upon any Sovereign man or woman.

I believe that government is NOT sovereign; that sovereignty begins with the Creator; is bestowed to those he creates; and cannot be surrendered, waived, transferred, or assigned to any unnatural entity that may then possess sovereignty superior or equal to that which created it. Therefore, it is NOT possible for government to claim the status of a sovereign as compared to that of the People who choose to create such government.

I recognize and understand that government has organized and mobilized a force comprised of individuals who are armed, trained, and presumably empowered with “authority” to enforce laws, edicts, proclamations, rules, ordinances, and regulations in the name of “public safety”, “national security”, “common good”, “police power”, and other contrivances used to placate people into accepting an armed, standing presence designed to compel obedience and compliance. I recognize and understand that those individuals comprising this force are morally bound, obligated, and reasonable in adhering to the laws of nature and respecting the sovereignty of others. They are assumed to be reasonable and responsible for their individual actions. I therefore assume that any action taken upon them, against My life, liberty, or property, is purposeful, intentional, and deliberate. I will deem any action taken by them, against My life, liberty, or property, to be an act of war. I will defend with force to whatever degree and with any means at My disposal, and to whatever consequence possible, My life, liberty, and property against any and all actors exercising such force.

I do not believe that I am a U.S. citizen, a citizen of the United States, a statutory resident, a statutory person, a taxpayer, or any other creature, fiction, subject, or definition found in statutes, codes, ordinances, or anywhere else that does not recognize a natural, free-born man. This statement shall serve as My Declaration of Expatriation from the corporate government of the United States. I furthermore seek no benefit, exercise no privilege, pledge no allegiance, lend no support, swear not to defend, nor otherwise submit Myself to any authority or jurisdiction of the corporate government of the United States.

I am not the holder of, in possession of, claim no property right to, nor accept as Mine any Social Security Number, Taxpayer Identification Number, Drivers License Number, or other identifying number used in administering privileges and benefits by government. Any prior reference to such numbers was in error and ascribed to ignorance, and all such numbers, being the property of those agencies issuing such, are hereafter surrendered and rescinded.

My name is not acknowledged by me to be MARK MCCOY. I am not the holder of, in possession of, claim no property right to, nor accept as Mine, any government issued or commercial document bearing a name “MARK MCCOY”. I do not acknowledge nor accept anything to represent My name if I have not affixed My signature as representing My name. I cannot be required, nor compelled, to affix My signature to anything against My will, under direction or demand of another, under threat, duress, or coercion. I do not claim to have a name, but I choose to use a name. My name is My way of having others refer to My person. Any government issued, or commercial document, bearing a name MARK MCCOY, does not reflect My name, since the name MARK MCCOY was affixed to such documents by the issuing entity and are therefore not Mine, but instead the property of the issuing entity. Any documents previously promulgated by government or commercial entities was done so under fraud, deceit, or coercion and are not binding upon Me. I will honor whatever contractual agreements I have made pursuant to My voluntarily affixing My signature to such documents, provided a substantiation for any lawful claim can withstand objections based on fraud, duress, or coercion.

I claim as Mine, and Mine alone, ALL of the products of my industry; arising from my labor and effort in My natural capacity, and thereby do NOT accept or acknowledge ANY obligation or duty, either morally or lawfully, to remit ANY tax or fee for whatever property, compensation, wage, or value I receive in the marketplace, through private contracts, for the efforts or products resulting in the application of My physical or mental labor.

I am not bound by ANY holding of ANY court where I was not a willing party to a case giving rise to such holding. NO court, or body of men, can define My rights; define MY understanding of what is reasonable; define My understanding of privacy; or otherwise make any determination, define standards, or bind Me to any other opinion not of My own.

I do not aver to the theory of submitting to the “will of the majority”, “the betterment of society”, “the greater good”, or other contrived platitudes used to invoke emotion and circumvent logic in manipulating the will of the majority to compel and control the will of the individual. It is My belief that society cannot exist, absent fully autonomous, independent, and sovereign individuals who may choose to become a member of society through choice rather than being conscripted through coercion or fraud.

I hereby renounce, reject, disavow, rescind, and refute any and all prior express or implied allegiance to the United States, the United States of America, the State of Illinois, the State of Missouri (as well as any other derivations of a “State of….”, any political body, organization, association, or organized society that I have not purposefully, explicitly, and intentionally joined. I reject any and all citizenship of any and all jurisdictions found within the political boundaries under the control of, or defined as, the United States, the United States of America, and any political body, subdivision or entity thereof.

I reject any and all previous applications and issuances of any and all licenses or permits for actions exercised by Me of a personal, non-commercial nature. I hereby refuse to partake or engage in any scheme, program, plan, or mandate requiring My coerced participation, in violation of My free-will. Any claim, conscription, adhesion, or duty under any previous license or permit is null and void.

I believe, as evidenced by the actions of any and all government that exists within the boundaries known as the United States or any of the several States comprising the United States, that such government is antithetical to the concepts of life, liberty, and property for sovereign individuals. I believe such government is without lawful authority to act on behalf of anyone or anything against My person. I believe that such government has been shown to be violent, oppressive, deceitful, thieving, brutal, imperialistic, murderous, harmful, negligent, and contrary to My life, liberty and property. I believe that such government is not of My doing; and I refuse to participate or assist, in any manner whatsoever, in lending My energy, permission, power, property, or consent to such a creation. I believe that such government, as well as those who act under its authority against My life, liberty, and property, to be My enemy. I believe a state of war now, and for some time, exists between Myself and “government”. I caution and admonish such government, as well as actors operating under the presumed authority of such, to cease, desist, and forego any and all involvement with Myself, absent an explicit arrangement, agreement, contract, duty, or relationship made with My fully-informed consent. I make this attempt at peaceful overture, as a reasonable, conscientious, peaceful, rational, and sentient being. Any refusal to accept, or act under, this peaceful overture will be deemed an act of war, aggression, tyranny, and violence towards Myself. I will defend, with like-force, to whatever end, and with whatever means, My life, liberty, property, should I choose.

I believe that I have made every reasonable attempt humanly possible to make known My thoughts, beliefs, and actions; assert My position and identify Myself to all as a reasonable, rational, conscientious, responsible, peaceful, and understanding Man. I have petitioned the government. I have sought the counsel of those who are deemed to be “learned” and with authority. I have studied and educated Myself in the ways of morality, philosophy, law, and society. I have availed Myself to the established system in good-faith, adhering to established rules, and sought justice. I have been met with only threats, lies, violence, deceit, silence and injury. I can do no more, absent a peaceful Declaration, before being forced to resort to armed revolt.

Be it know that I, Mark McCoy, desire peace, respect life, and am willing to defend AT ALL COSTS that which is Mine. I am first a child of My Creator, second an earthly sentient being, third a man, fourth a member of My chosen society, and last a member of a political body. I will avail Myself to protect and defend all just, righteous, and moral individuals who seek My aid in preserving their like life, liberty, and property. I abhor ignorance, intolerance, violence, tyranny, oppression, apathy, aggression, and evil in whatever form, or acted upon in whatever name or authority. My time on this earth is temporary and subject to the terms set forth by My Creator. I have but one duty, and that is to live in accordance with the conscience I am blessed with. As a result of such exercise, mankind and society will incur no burden on My behalf, suffer no injury, and be none diminished. All of My actions are voluntarily, purposeful, and wholly My responsibility. I claim no responsibility for the feelings, thoughts, or acts of others who make themselves subject to whatever external influence may be perceived by My autonomous actions. I believe I have a duty, as a condition of the bountiful gifts which My Creator has bestowed upon Me, to avail Myself to others who find comfort, value, and knowledge in My gifts and who seek to share in that bounty which I enjoy. I will give charitably, generously, and graciously, as dictated by My will and capacity alone, and in whatever manner I deem fit for My benefit.

Therefore, to a candid world be known that I, Mark McCoy, having exhausted all reasonable means at My disposal to claim and assert My natural rights to self-determination, autonomy, sovereignty, and freedom; and as a last resort, make the aforesaid statement as My Public Declaration of Sovereignty, Expatriation, and Dissolution of all Previous National and Political Allegiance; and will with all the power possessed by Me through My Creator, swear that I will act and live according to the dictates of My conscience, in a reasonable, responsible, peaceable, and rational manner; will do intentional harm to any no other or their property; and be accountable only to My Creator for My earthly transgressions, submitting Myself to just atonement and compensation for any intentional acts against, or breaches of duty to, the life, liberty, or property of another.

So help Me God!

Mark McCoy

December 26, 2007


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