How do I become a citizen?
A. To firstly gain more education on the foundation of our country, the revolution which overthrew it, and the Counter-Revolution which we intend to implement, we recommend attending an educational
seminar, such as those given by John Ainsworth of America's Remedy. This will set you on a proper path to learn the basic facts, research
the information, and learn the legal argument. Then, to be a part of the State business meetings,
and change your allegiance from the de
facto state to the de jure State, you
can learn more about this on our Citizenship
How do I run for office?
A. Submit your name for the ballot prior
to voting in December. See the North-Carolina
Constitution for the requirements
for office, making special note of Article
32. *We have set aside the requirement
for Senators to hold 500 acres of property
to hold the office by necessity.
Q. When are
A. Elections are held during December of every odd year
via email to the Election Coordinator.
The winners are seated in January.
Who are my representatives?
A. Check out our Government
link. If there is no one who represents
your county, and you become a citizen,
you may volunteer to be appointed as that
countys representative until the
election. Once all county seats are filled,
election will proceed as normal in December.
How do I vote?
A. First, you must be a citizen, and have
paid your taxes (currently 5 silver dollars or $125.00 Federal Reserve Notes per household) prior
to December 1. At that time, you
may cast a ballot for the Senators, Representatives,
and officers of each branch of the government.
When & where are NCAR meetings?
A. NCAR meetings are held each month.
The date is set at the previous months
meeting. Check the calendar
for the upcoming dates.
How much are taxes?
A. The current tax rate (in effect as of August 25, 2012) is 5 silver dollars or $125.00 Federal Reserve Notes per household. This amount is payable at the time citizenship is declared, and is due annually on December 1, prior to election day on December 2.
Where do I pay my taxes?
A. You can pay your taxes at any time
to the Treasurer, and at the monthly NCAR meeting.
Q. What should
I do if my rights are infringed by the
de facto government?
A. While we are not a quick-fix
solution to an injury between a person
and the de facto government, our legal
system is based on conflict. There
must be an injured party to have a case
heard in court. As such, if one
of our citizens is involved in a situation
that infringes on their rights, we do
implement our legal argument against the
de facto government, challenging them
to prove their lawfulness. If the
rights of one NCAR Citizens is in conflict
with another Citizen, our own courts handle
these cases. Remember, a crime is an injury
to a persons life, liberty, or property.
Unless there is a crime committed,
there is no injured party.
Q. How much
control does the federal government have
over the lives of the citizens of the
Several States? Do I have to pay federal
taxes? Does the EPA have authority over
me and my job?
A. To each of these questions we must
look at the original relationship between
the federal government and the citizens
of the several states. When our nation
was founded, the federal government had
NO CONTROL OR AUTHORITY over the lives
and property of the people of the Several
States. The only time the federal government
had authority of the lives and actions
of the citizens of the several states
were when the citizens engaged in activities
in which the federal government was delegated
authority by the Constitution of the United
States of America. Article 1, Section
8 lists those activities (paraphrased):
1) Commerce with foreign nations, 2) Interstate
commerce, 3) commerce with the Indian
tribes, 4) those involved in bankruptcy,
5) those involved in counterfeiting securities
Q. The body
politic -- what is it and why is it important?
A. A body politic, usually expressed as
the body politic, refers to "the
people of a nation, state, or country
considered collectively as a body of organized
citizens". Oxford Dictionary
2010. For our purpose, the body
politic are the freemen of the state of
North-Carolina that elected the government
that was in power prior to Reconstruction.
After reconstruction, the body politic
of North-Carolina changed, as the chain
of title to the soil changed. To
be the body politic, there must be a unifying
goal, one which does not promote division
and chaos. Citizens of the NCAR
are the body politic with chain of title
to the soil of North Carolina.
Q. I know someone who's doing exactly what you're doing. Aren't you just another sovereign citizen group?
No. One of the most VITAL aspects in this movement is education, both concerning what is true, and also what is NOT true. There exist today, many "patriot arguments" which often believe they are similar to our counter-revolution movement, but with which we have no relation whatsoever. We must be aware of these numerous arguments. They are a danger to the truth, as they both detract from it, and oftentimes give it a bad name. Many of these arguments seek to benefit the individual, though they are not conducive to resurrecting our lawful state governments.
It is important to understand that the North-Carolina American Republic is IN NO WAY associated with any of the following groups or legal arguments: sovereign citizens, individual sovereignty, straw man, birth certificate, birth certificate creates bond, UCC, missing 13th amendment, incorporation of the district, U.S. is a corporation, George Washington constitutional con job, name in all caps / other naming conventions, fringe on the flag, organic states, RUSA, TRAP (The Restore America Plan), refuse for cause, man on the land, anarchy, jural societies, common law grand jury, right to travel, tax protester / tax honesty movement.
In addition to the list above, there are often additional legal arguments which are not addressed by citizens of the North-Carolina American Republic, not simply for a matter of truth, but because these issues do not affect our state or our citizens. The Reconstruction Acts which we challenge precede many branch issues of law on the timeline, and in fact, lay a foundation for such issues to be perpetrated. The North-Carolina American Republic is therefore ONLY pinpoint focused on a single issue -- the alleged overthrow of our de jure states by the Reconstruction Acts of the 39th Congress.
For more information on who we ARE and who we ARE NOT, including printable resources, visit this page.
Q. Are you
A. No. This is not a secession movement.
The issue of secession does, however,
play into this position, in that we do
not believe that secession ever was a
crime and that secession was legal in
1860-1861. This is based upon Article
7 of the U.S. Constitution, which clearly
recognizes secession as the foundation
of the government of the United States
of America. Our position is that Abraham
Lincoln and the Radical Republicans were
revolutionaries that overturned the fundamental
principals on which this nation was founded
and created the problems that most Americans
are trying to correct today. This position
was well stated in 1867 and 1868 in the
democratic party platforms of several
northern states as shown here in The American
Annual Cyclopædia and Register of
Important Events of 1867:
Whereas the goal
of secession is to leave the American union
and make North Carolina an independent sovereign
nation, our goal of re-establishing lawful
government is to put back into place the
Constitutions and constitutional relationships
of, and between, the Several States and
the federal government.
The Democratic State Convention also
met at Concord, January 16th. Some 500
delegates were present. John G. Sinclair
was re-nominated for Governor by acclamation,
and the following series of resolutions
the Federal Government
are limited by what is expressly granted
to it in the Constitution, and that
all other powers not so granted are
reserved to the States and the people
2. That the regulation of the elective
franchise in the States respectively
belongs to them only, and any interference
with the matter by the Federal Government
3. That all the States of the Union
have a right to representation in Congress
and any attempt to deny such representation
That all propositions which contemplate,
directly or indirectly, the subversion
of the executive or the judicial branches
of the Government, or the annihilation
of sovereign States, are revolutionary
and treasonable, and ought to be resisted
by all men are true to the Union and
The Democratic State Convention assembled
at Columbus, January 8th. The Committee
on Resolutions reported the following,
which were unanimously adopted:
That the States which lately attempted
to secede are still States in the Union,
and have been recognized as such by
every department of the Government;
that being thus in the Union, they stand
on an equal footing with their sister
States, with equal rights; that it was
a thing unknown to the Constitution
that Congress had the power to deprive
a State of reserved rights and reduce
it to a territorial condition; that
therefore the exclusion by Congress
of all representation from ten States,
their proposed exclusion from the next
presidential election, and reduction
to Territories, are unconstitutional,
revolutionary and despoticmeasures
destructive to the rights of those States
and also to every other State in the
Union, and part of a plan to nullify
the Constitution, virtually overthrow
State governments, and erect despotisms
on their ruins and establish a tyrannical
minority over a majority of the American
The regular Democratic Convention assembled
at Hartford on February 6th, A series
of twelve resolutions was adopted as
the platform of the party, of which
those relating to federal affairs were
Resolved, That those lately in insurrection
against the Federal Government having
laid down their arms, and fully resumed
their duties as citizens of the United
States, there is no obstacle in the
way of the harmonious working of our
republican institutions, save the factious
course of a mutilated Congress, who
have inaugurated a new revolution, and
are determined to rule the country,
in violation of the Constitution, and
to establish their wild and fanatical
will as a substitute for the Union framed
by the Fathers of the Republic.
Q. What are
equal rights and why are they important?
A. Fundamentally there are two world views
to which you can apply equal rights. America
was founded on the Christian world view
that all men were created equally under
God. The problem we have in applying this
concept to today is that the key element,
God, is not in modern equal rights. To
put it simply, we were founded on equal
rights under God, now we have equal rights
regardless of God. The equal rights that
we have today would appall the founders
of this nation. For example, today the
atheists and wiccan have equal standing
to hold office with the Presbyterians
and Baptists. The illegal immigrant has
equal standing with American citizens.
The homosexual marriage stands on equal
ground with heterosexual marriage. Anyone
who claims that these were the intensions
of the founders -- when Thomas Jefferson
wrote, "All men were created equal"
-- are delusional.
Q. How can
you claim to be the lawful body of North-Carolina,
when there never was a North-Carolina
American Republic as an official name?
A. The first proclamation issued in June
2, 1998, we decided that we were going
to change our name temporarily to avoid