John Ainsworth’s Response to The Restore America Plan (TRAP)

In order to address this topic we must look at what motivates people to come to conclusions when information is put before them. There is a long history of people promoting ideas and concepts that will provide Americans with remedy and relief on numerous subjects.

I have found there are 2 fundamental camps among these groups. One camp seeks remedy in law that provides relief for our children and grandchildren, the other camp is the “What’s in it for me?” camp. These are the people who will look through the lens of “how do I benefit from this information?” I find these are the most blinded. They are blinded by greed and self interest. You can give them the flimsiest information as long as you have a fantastic story resulting in “great benefits” for the individual.

These 2 camps ask 2 fundamentally different questions when provided with information.

The first camp asks “What promotes justice and law?” The second camp asks “How do I benefit?” The first camp looks at what is true and provable. The second camp lives on the fringe of facts and myth melded into one, with no tolerance for any facts that goes against its fantastic story.

If we can agree to deal with facts and truth alone we can come to an easy, simple conclusion. If we are going to shroud our judgment in fantastic stories with fantastic results, where truth becomes relative (rather than absolute) you can only live in a world of confusion, being easily manipulated and mis-directed, sheepishly following the latest, greatest, fantastic story.

This is the problem with The Restore America Plan. Please note I am currently holding in my hand a handout from one of their meetings. There are 4 words that title this document, The Restore America Plan, an acronym for which is T.R.A.P (not R.A.P). Using the acronym R.A.P would be a denial of the expressed truth of the words on the page. Please note that the Federal government prides itself on cleverly naming its undercover operations (not saying that this is one, but the coincidence must be noted).

With that said, let’s address Mike’s issues, (1) NCAR is not an organization. It is the re-established de-jure government of North Carolina, re-established in law and in fact.

Mike’s 2nd paragraph is confusing by stating that my claim that T.R.A.P is illegal and unlawful would be frivolous to debate at this particular point, yet his last sentence says “until you provide specifics in far greater detail, your opinion is nothing more than exactly what it appears: opinion”. With that said, allow me to provide “more detail”.

T.R.A.P.’s foundation must be examined and their history unfolded in order to understand their position. Let’s get the facts laid out. The Guardian Elders of TRAP are all heavily involved in UCC commercial redemption and straw man ideologies. They believe the origins of de-facto government and the subjugation of the people comes from no one single point and that it morphed into this situation. They appear to point to 4 different events in history to support their foundation:

(1) 1933 Bankruptcy

(2) mis-application of The Trading with the Enemy Act, declaring American citizens to be enemies

(3) the 1871 municipal incorporation of the District of Columbia which somehow changed the name of the United States of America to the United States. In fact the Act says that the government shall be called the District of Columbia not the United States.

(4) Dec. 1860 which I can only assume they are using the concept of Congress adjourning sine die.

T.R.A.P. also uses Title 28 U.S.C. Sec. 3002 as a cornerstone of their belief that the United States government, by being a corporation, is a dead fictitious entity that has no foundation in law or fact, thereby making Barak Obama the C.E.O. of a dead corporate entity called the United States, rather than the President of the country called the United States of America. They are clearly confusing municipal and private corporations.

Some of the Guardian Elders have been making their livelihood upon a foundation of information that has been cobbled together, mis-applied, and spun into a fantastic story where they are making claims that no-one has to pay their mortgages, loans, or credit card debt. They sell this process and packages of learning material for hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. They have been successful in getting thousands of people to believe them and these people have lost or are in the process of losing tremendous amounts of assets.

The story, as I understood it, presented at the meeting as well as the 1 ½ page document that was passed out is that high level officers in the U.S. military approached the Guardian Elders to begin “the process of assembling the Guardians of the Free Republics and reinhabiting the De-jure Grand Juries”. These De-jure Grand Juries consist of 26 people signing a document (without having full knowledge and disclosure of the entire document in which they are signing). These same 26 people (at an unknown appointed time) will go to the offices of all 50 De-facto Governors in the United States and forcibly remove them from office and charge them with treason, unless they change their allegiance to the De-jure government. It is important to note here that when asked “What laws do you follow?”, the answer was common law and then when asked more specifically, “So, you are following British case law?”, the answer was uncertain and never clearly defined. So, T.R.A.P. is setting up supposedly De-jure Grand Juries and De-jure governments without written laws that are researchable, but rather with the ‘concept” of under common law.

The document also states that these De-jure Grand Juries will “restore and reinhabit the De-jure institutions of lawful government”. The fact is the De-jure government of North Carolina ALREADY EXISTS, and has since Dec. 1997.

According to T.R.A.P. their plan is;

An “achievable strategy for behind the scenes peaceful reconstruction of the De-jure institutions of government without controversy, violence, or civil war” and “after consultation with high ranking members of the United States armed forces, the plan is in the process of assembling the Guardians of the Free Republics and reinhabiting the De-jure Grand Juries”.

  • “Restore and reinhabit the De-jure institutions of lawful government”
    • I don’t have a clue what this means. What is an institution of lawful government? This is taken in context to the concept that the Constitution of the state is a ficticious dead corporation. In other words, they are not claiming any possession of the organic laws.
  • “Terminate illicit corporations posing as legitimate governments, in particular the territorial jurisdiction United States Federal Corporation posing as the De-jure United States of America”
    • This appears to terminate the entire Federal government that is in operation today.
  • “End the foreclosure nightmare (for borrowing against one’s own credit)”
    • All who participate in T.R.A.P. no longer have to pay their mortgages and get to keep their house.
  • “End tax prosecutions for resisting the transfer of private wealth to foreign banking cartels such as I.R.S.”
    • Everyone stops paying all income taxes and no one is prosecuted.
  • “End street assaults against the sovereign people for failing to exhibit a state issued confession of subject class citizenship”
    • I assume this is a driver’s license. That being said, no one will be required to have a driver’s license


  • “End all prosecutions which lack an injured party”
    • No traffic tickets, prostitution becomes legal, all drug laws are repealed, etc.
  • “End admiralty prosecutions for kidnapping and other heinous crimes against mankind ‘as commercial crimes’ against the corporate state under a contrived corporate color of law venue (27 CFR 72.11)”
    • Read it for yourself, I don’t have a clue what they are talking about
      • Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
        Subpart B—Definitions
      • § 72.11 Meaning of terms.
      • Commercial crimes. Any of the following types of crimes (Federal or State): Offenses against the revenue laws; burglary; counterfeiting; forgery; kidnapping; larceny; robbery; illegal sale or possession of deadly weapons; prostitution (including soliciting, procuring, pandering, white slaving, keeping house of ill fame, and like offenses); extortion; swindling and confidence games; and attempting to commit, conspiring to commit, or compounding any of the foregoing crimes. Addiction to narcotic drugs and use of marihuana will be treated as if such were commercial crime.
  • “Terminate the intrusion of corporations posing as the state into every aspect of the people’s lives.”
    • This is the annulment of virtually all state and federal agencies.
  • “End the use of covert contracts such as form 1040, car registrations, birth certificate applications, and bank signature cards which confess the signer to be a legal fiction subject of the United States Federal Corporation”
    • Again end filing and paying income taxes
  • “End the use of deeds which classify the People as “tenants” on their own land, thereby transferring control to incorporated county registrars and tax assessors.”
  • “End the perversion of marriage into a commercial system of state issued privileges through the so called “marriage license” whereby incorporated “courts” presumed the “right” to trespass families and kidnap children”
    • This is the ending of DSS
  • “End the high jacking of automobile ownership through DMV registration which covertly exchange the divine rights of travel and ownership for the state issues “privileges” of “driving” and “title”.
    • For the second time this ends DMV all car registrations and titles
  • “In place of all of the above substitute sovereign identification, diplomatic immunity and sovereign passports to facilitate safe passage throughout the world free from corporate State molestation and terror.”
    • This creates a “sovereign identification” which I have never heard of, makes all citizens diplomats and somehow it entitles these “de-jure” people to be free from the laws of every country.
  • “Restore the People’s money and wealth from the banking institutions, war profiteers, and international loan sharks.”
    • I don’t know who decides the amount of wealth to be restored to every individual. I assume that it would be different amounts for every individual. It seems like this would clog up the courts.
  • “Instantly vest all mortgages, auto loans and personal business loans “issued” by members of the Fed. The State shall hold no paper on, or debts against, the sovereign People, directly or through its agencies and licensed banking institutions.”
    • I am assuming all car, business loans, and mortgages are forgiven
  • “Instantly end all non con-sensual and unlawful taxation including all taxes on the sacred rights of labor and privacy.”
    • This would be, I believe for the third time, to stop paying income taxes
  • “Empower and inspire the sovereign people to righteousness through such renewed abundance”
    • Righteousness does not come through abundance; it begins from the fear of the Lord and is never attainable.
  • “Issue orders to the military and police powers to enforce the Peoples divine rights of birth”
    • I am assuming this stops abortion but not sure
  • “Reabsorb all de-facto actors into lawful de-jure capacity”
    • I am assuming this is where current elected officials are required to give allegiance to the yet to be defined de-jure government which (1) has no constitution or (2) accepts the current constitution to be de-jure but operating with de-facto officers. This presents a few questions. What constitution is the foundational law? And, Are the laws that were passed by de-facto body politics applicable to de-jure citizens? At what point in time did the laws that were enacted by de-facto officers for the benefit of subjugated citizens become legitimate and binding on de-jure Citizens? This is a foundational question that must be answered.
  • “End the perverse act of requiring the People to pray to “courts” as is now required under corporate rules and traditions.”
    • The word pray has 2 definitions, (1) “address a prayer to God” (2)” wish or hope earnestly for a particular outcome” – Oxford English. The American Heritage Dictionary gives the second definition as “to make a fervent request or entreaty”. Further note, first of all I don’t believe that all courts “require” you to use the word pray, second of all, I don’t think it is an improper use of the word, and third of all, I’m not sure it’s a wise use of the United States Military’s time to make sure that this is enforced. It seems that once the de-jure government s are put back in place they could choose or not choose to deal with this issue.
  • “Restore the de-jure judicial institutions including the district court of the United States and one supreme Court”
    • Article 3, Sec. 1 of the United States Constitution says that congress establishes inferior courts to the supreme Court.
  • “Quietly mirror the strategies of 1933 thereby using their (our) institutions, military and public officials to undo 80 years of subterfuge without provoking alarm, controversy, or armed conflict”
    • So, T.R.A.P. is going to get rid of all laws with no injured party, void all drug laws, make prostitution legal, annul governmental agencies that affect the lives of the de-jure people. No one will have to pay car loans, mortgages, or business loans back. No one will have to pay state or federal income taxes. So the I.R.S and the State departments of “revenue are greatly reduced, if not abolished. All public officials are going to take a new oath to the de-jure government or else be forcibly removed from office and charged with treason. Everyone will be issued sovereign identification and have worldwide diplomatic immunity from the laws of all countries. DSS will be annulled. And all this will be done “behind the “scenes” and “quietly” “without provoking alarm, controversy, or armed conflict”.

I don’t believe in this or the tooth fairy. Millions of people will lose their government jobs. Banks will have no Federal Reserve notes coming in; there will be virtually no way to pay for the United States military, and no one’s going to notice? No one will be alarmed? I think the millions losing their jobs may be alarmed.

  • “Return the military and the law enforcement institutions to proper and lawful de-jure sovereign authority from the clutches of corporate actors”
    • It appears that the guardian elders, being the lawful de-jure sovereign authority, and the 26 grand jurors in every state, are going to be given the reigns of the United States military. The military will cease giving allegiance to the CEO of the dead fictitious corporation of the United States and will take their orders from the Guardian Elders. Does this mean the Guardian Elders are going to run the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and start having CIA briefings?
  • “Forgive all corporate actors who repent of their State-sponsored crimes against mankind and remove the recidivists from office.”
    • Assuming that some percentage less than 100% does not repent, this means the forced removal from office or positions of potentially hundreds of thousands of people. It seems a little violence has to occur to forcibly remove some of these people from office and prosecute them.

The parts of this that I consider unlawful and illegal are;

(1) The lawful way to re-inhabit a de-jure government is to first of all to know what government you are re-inhabiting and who has the right to re-inhabit it. Reinhabiting a de-jure grand jury which has no written laws and no defined body politic is not a lawful way to bring back the governments we have lost – State and Federal. It appears you are reinhabiting a myth rather than something tangible. It’s an attempt to reinhabit something that is not defined by a body politic that is not defined

(2) T.R.A.P. violates the United States Constitution Article 1 Sec. 9 clause 3 and Sec. 10 clause 1, 5th and 6th Amendments by their document being a Bill of Attainder in the form of a Bill of Pins and Penalty. They have classified an entire group of people as being guilty of a crime without due process of law. This is done by claiming people are guilty and should be removed from office without trial and due process. T.R.A.P. cannot even define when the problem happened.

(3) T.R.A.P. has not made a cogent argument to the legality of their standing on their claim that they are the de-jure people. As best as I can tell their claim is, you become de-jure by either reclaiming your straw man or either by “requesting in the presence of the Creator to be considered a guardian member of the Guardians of the Free Republics and a juror on the De-jure Grand Jury of your respective republic’ and by registering “as a member of the sovereign People on the land of your respective republic.”

Under this concept that anyone who registers with the Guardians of the Free Republics becomes the de jure People entitled and authorized to exercise lawful government. What if 26 members of the Russian Mafia registered to be the de jure citizens of New York or 26 illegal immigrants registered to be the de jure citizens of California or 26 Native American Seminole registered to be the de jure citizens of Florida? Would these people possess lawful title to these States?

Do you get my point? As a side note: It probably wouldn’t change New York that much.

(4) TRAP promotes the idea that all 50 Governors are to change their allegiance to the authority under the de jure Grand Juries or to face removal from office and be charged with treason. Please read Title 18 USC § 2331. Definitions definition #5;

(5 the term “domestic terrorism” means activities that—

(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;

(B) appear to be intended—

(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;

(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or

(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and

(C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.

I can find nowhere in the history of this country to where the title of the land and soil and authority for government was given to “Guardians of the Free Republic”. That status has no standing in law.

The ultimate question is what is lawful de-jure government? When was it changed to unlawful or de-facto? And who has a right to re-claim it? A quick look at history answers these questions. What people hold lawful title to the soil and government of North Carolina? American law finds its roots in British law. The foundation of our law can be traced back to the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta set up the principal that the common people who were freemen had rights that the government had to respect. This is clearly stated in the Magna Carta, Article 1:

Magna Carta


  1. In the first place we grant to God and confirm… We furthermore grant and give to all the freemen of our realm for ourselves and our heirs in perpetuity the liberties written below to have and to hold to them and their heirs from us and our heirs in perpetuity.

British freemen colonized America and fought a Revolution to gain their freedom from a tyrannical British Crown, who held claim and title to the soil and government of the colonies. The transfer of the title from the Crown of England to the newly recognized American states took place on September 30, 1783 in the Paris Peace Treaty, Article 1 which states:

“His Britannic Majesty acknowledges the said United States, viz., New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, to be free sovereign and independent states, that he treats with them as such, and for himself, his heirs, and successors, relinquishes all claims to the government, propriety, and territorial rights of the same and every part thereof.”

The sovereign and independent State recognized by the Crown called North Carolina was organized under a Constitution (Municipal Corporation) dated December 18, 1776. The opening paragraph states;

“Wherefore, in our present state, in order to prevent anarchy and confusion, it becomes necessary that government should be established in this State; therefore we, the Representatives of the freemen of North-Carolina, chosen and assembled in Congress, for the express purpose of framing a Constitution, under the authority of the people, most conducive to their happiness and prosperity, do declare, that a government for this State shall be established, in manner and form following,…”

Again you see that the title to the soil and government belonged to the freemen of North Carolina organized under the constitution of December 18, 1776.

Without providing all the details of entering the Union under the Constitution of the United States (Municipal Corporation) and the causes of the Civil War we will go to the end of the Civil War. The war ended in 1865, peace was declared in 1866, and in 1867 Congress changed the object of the war to be conquest and subjugation.

The Radical Republicans had a super majority in Congress and could pass any legislation they wanted. They passed the Reconstruction legislation over the President’s vetoes. To quote from President Andrew Johnson in his vetoes of Reconstruction he states;

“The purpose and object of the bill the general intent which pervades it from beginning to end is to change the entire structure and character of the State governments and to compel them by force to the adoption of organic laws and regulations which they are unwilling to accept if left to themselves.”

This tells us what we already know, that Reconstruction forced a new government upon North Carolina and forced the change of the body politic of North Carolina from freemen to those taking an oath to the United States government.

President Andrew Johnson clearly stated the transfer of the title from the freemen of North Carolina to the Federal government in his 3rd veto where he stated;

“Another ground on which these reconstruction acts are attempted to be sustained is this: That these ten States are conquered territory; that the constitutional relation in which they stood as States toward the Federal Government prior to the rebellion has given place to a new relation; that their territory is a conquered country and their citizens a conquered people, and that in this new relation Congress can govern them by military power.”

A title by conquest stands on clear ground; it is a new title acquired by war.”

Once you understand the unlawfulness of Lincoln’s waging war on the several states and the unconstitutionally of the 39th Congress annulling states, coercing the amending of the United States Constitution, creating new body politics to populate the states and forcing new governments upon those states, all being completed against the consent of the freemen of those states, you will understand why we are in the mess that we are in.

Remember all government of right comes from the consent of the governed. This foundational principle of free government was overturned by Lincoln and the 39th Congress.

We are no longer a free people! We are a conquered and subjugated people taking our dictated government and laws from our conquerors- Congress. This is the totality of our current problems in a nutshell.

The reconstructed states attempted to have the Reconstruction Acts adjudicated. It would take too long here to explain this. The bottom line is that the unconstitutionality of Reconstruction has never been ruled upon to this day. The NCAR claims that the de-facto government did not morph into place. It was overtly and clearly put into place by the Reconstruction Acts of 1867.

The remedy is Recognize clear unconstitutional acts as void and non-binding, Recognize the American Union as being comprised of State Citizens -subject to local self government- and not federal citizens- subject to absolute control by the Federal Government, Recognize lawful and provable constitutional government as binding! Re-Populate the State! (e.g. State of North-Carolina established December 18, 1776)

The way to re-populate lawfully is to fill out sworn statements of what government you recognize as lawful and binding that has been recognized as lawful and binding. Give an oath of allegiance to a lawful State and participate and pay taxes in that State.

It should be clear that there is not now and never has been any recognizable legal standing for Guardians of a Free Republic and registering “as a member of the sovereign People on the land of your respective republic.” Governments have never been transferred to sovereign individuals organized under Grand Juries, rather to sovereign States composed of freemen as their body politics.

I do not see how in the world it is possible for people to take T.R.A.P. seriously in any way, shape, or form. It is the most bizarre, absurd, and dangerous plan to ever come about. If you are serious about learning the truth of our history and how our governmental foundation was taken from us and how to get it back on its rightful foundation, then it would be in your best interest to invite me to give a seminar in your area. I only teach true and provable American history. My problem is I am long on facts and short on fantastic stories.

John C. Ainsworth

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7 years ago

This is from a man who has placed himself in the Office of Governor of the state of North Carolina.
While I agree with what he says about trap who is he to throw stones. He even collects state taxes from those who follow him.