Is Being an SPC the Same as Being Sovereign?

The quick answer to the question above is “No”.

A Secured Party Creditor (“SPC”) is one who has put a lien against his/her birth certificate (“BC”) for the purpose of gaining control of the legal fiction that was created with the filing of the BC. This is also known as ‘Commercial Redemption’. For a full explanation of why one would do such a thing, see the opening article, Why File a UCC-1, at Government agencies and corporate entities mistake you for the legal fiction until you let them know that you have legally recognized yourself, in the public record, as the creditor behind your “strawman”.

As an SPC, you can fully participate in commerce. Most SPCs send certain documents to the Secretary of the U.S.Department of Treasury, Timothy Geithner at this time, alerting the Secretary that the SPC will be utilizing his/her own credit creation via the account number, commonly known as a social security number, to discharge or off-set personal debt. One of the ways to do this is to write payment instruments, bonds, promissory notes, etc. Exercising this option ties you into being a U.S. citizen, a status brought into existence with the 14th Amendment to the Bill of Rights in the federal Constitution.

In contrast, being Sovereign is taking on the political status that Americans in the 13 original colonies used to enjoy. It is being what an American is supposed to be — independent of governmental dictates (statutes). For a complete explanation of what this is, see Al Barcroft’s book at

The criteria to be completely Sovereign is rather stringent. One needs to have an ancestor who was one of the people in one of the original colonies and then update that birthright. It seems similar to getting a patent on a piece of land, the main difference being that you can go to the state archives to search for land, but most families kept track of relatives in those days by listing them in the family Bible. How many families do you know who have Bibles passed down from 200 years ago? If your ancestors were not the type of people who did notable things that could be traced genealogically, you may have difficulty finding one who lived in one of the 13 original colonies but by the same token, once you find that ancestor, anyone trying to rebut your claim would have an equally hard time.

The reason for this requirement is the opening words of the Constitution, “We, the People…” who wrote that document for their posterity, so a true American Sovereign would be one of the posterity of the people in the then existing states who approved ratification of the Constitution.

One of the other qualifications is that the social security number be rejected or cancelled. It is this number that brings people into the U.S. corporation’s created trust and bestows U.S. citizenship upon them. Unfortunately, one cannot eat one’s cake and still have it. If you enjoy the benefits of U.S. citizenship through your SSN, that precludes you from being an American Sovereign. Adhesion contracts that you signed, checking the “U.S. citizen” box, would have to be revoked or cancelled.

One of the benefits of Sovereignty is immunity from the courts, since they are not courts created under Article III of the U.S. Constitution. The courts that people generally deal with utilize the statutes, most of which are not Constitutionally compliant. A Sovereign is protected by the organic laws in the Constitutions and can only be brought into court for a capital offense, doing direct damage to someone. The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act has been looked upon as protection from the corrupt and abusive courts, but to use that effectively, one also needs to be out of the U.S. corporation’s grasp, i.e., a Sovereign.  Al Barcroft’s book linked to above gives more detail about this.

The above juxtaposes the SPC and the Sovereign. However, this does not mean that you can’t participate in commerce while also moving towards Sovereignty, meaning getting rid of adhesion contracts a little at a time. Sovereignty also includes a different perspective and thinking process than what we’ve all been trained to have, so attaining that status in stages gives you the time to adjust yourself mentally and is not jarring to your lifestyle. Becoming an SPC provides you an opportunity to step up to taking control of your affairs to your own best interests, to learning how to properly handle situations as they arise and assert some of the power that was taken from you, no longer being buffeted about by circumstances that you previously were at a loss to deal with. It is a tool to help you become who you want to be and the “captain of your ship”.