For your own safety and sanity and for the well-being of your children, be sure to fill out the “Solemn Record and Proclamation of Lawful Marriage” and record it with the Land Recording Office nearest you. This is evidence that you are acting as living people getting married and not functioning as business entities engaged in a Joint Venture merger—- which is how your marriage will otherwise be “interpreted” by the existing court systems.
I will also point out that doing this prevents a lot of the other heartaches that can be associated with marriages — CPS, forced vaccinations, denial of home school rights, inequitable divorces, and a whole lot more can be settled privately and should be settled privately by arbitration. Just make sure to get your “Solemn Record and Proclamation of Lawful Marriage” properly witnessed and recorded and forestall any ability of the pirates to exercise their “discretion” with regard to what kind of marriage you have entered into.
Instructions for the Solemn Record and Proclamation of Marriage
1. You must remove all brackets from this document and fill in your specific information wherever you see red print.
2. If identity of a parent is truly unknown, just delete the space where their name would normally appear.
3. All names should appear in First Middle Last form, except in the last section where only the Bride’s and Groom’s First and Middle Names are used.
4. Days should be described as First, Second, 23rd, etc. Only the final “Date” should be in the “May 23, 2019” format.
5. The final section that the Justice of the Peace acting for the State or the Clergy Members use to affirm the marriage is an Official Witness added to the Lawful Witnesses.
6. Several original copies should be prepared all at once. The Witnesses sign in red ink with red right thumbprint seals, while the Officiant/Clergy sign in blue. Typically you will want at least six (6) copies — one for recording, two (one each) for the parents, two (one each) for the Bride and Groom, one for the Officiant.
7. If a Justice of the Peace officiates, the Marriage is under the Law of California, Law of Nevada, etc. If a member of the clergy officiates, the Marriage is under the Law of Scripture — whichever scripture applies. For all purposes international, the Marriage is under the Law of Nations as a Simple Treaty.
8. The Solemn Record and Proclamation of Marriage should be recorded in the local land recording office where it serves as permanent public notice; some people who can afford to do so take out ads in the local papers giving Notice of the Parties being married, time, place, day, etc.
9. It should be recorded under both the Bride’s Name and the Groom’s Name as a Joint Recording.
10. A Recording Cover Sheet should be added to provide space for the Recorder’s Office labels. The Grantors are the Parents. The Grantees are the Bride and Groom. The Recorded Copy should be returned to the newlyweds at their home address.
11. If an Annulment or Divorce occurs later in life, a Public Proclamation of Annulment or Public Proclamation of Divorce will need to be recorded as an “Extension” to the original recording of the Marriage.
How to Have a Lawful Wedding
by Erin Eileen Ann O’Donnell©
Lucy Claudia Call Whinnery© and Isaac Thomas Ayres©
Joined in Lawful Marriage on Sunday, the 3rd of October in the year 2021
on Delaware, Ohio
My daughter, Lucy, and her husband, Isaac, wanted to begin their life together without contracting with the government or ask permission to get married. So, together we created a path for them to have a lawful wedding. No one in the Ohio Assembly Land and Soil Jurisdiction had experience a lawful wedding, so we figured out how to do one using the principles of self-governance, Anna’s writings, and the Instructions for the Solemn Record and Proclamation of Marriage. See https://tasa.americanstatenationals.org/marriage-paperwork/
Bouvier’s Law Dictionary 1856 edition https://constitution.org/1-Constitution/bouv/bouvier_m.htm :
“The common law requires no particular ceremony to the valid celebration of marriage. The consent of the parties is all that is necessary, and as marriage is said to be a contract jure gentium, that consent is all that is needful by natural or public law.”
Here’s our 10 Step process for How to Have a Lawful Wedding.
- The Bride and Groom each correct their status.
- Remember, United States Citizens/U.S. Citizens/citizens of the United States must ask for permission to do anything, thus the “requirement” to apply for a Marriage License.
- Americans don’t need permission. Isaac and Lucy wanted to ensure their right to get married without asking for permission.
- On Isaac’s 21st birthday he came home to the Land and Soil by completing his 1779 Declaration and 2 Witness Testimonies and put them on the public record by publishing them on the LRS.
- Lucy won’t be 21 until February 2022, so she can’t do her 1779 and 2 Witness Testimonies until then. Her father and I each corrected our statuses earlier in 2021 and did a Baby Deed on her, put in on the public record by publishing it on the LRS, took out an ad in our local paper (yes, 20 years after the fact, but better late than never!), and sent a copy of the recorded Baby Deed to the Secretary of State of Ohio (State she was born on).
- Choose your officiant.
- An officiant is simply someone who conducts a religious or civil ceremony.
- You can use a licensed/ordained officiant if you wish. Totally up to you.
- On the Land and Soil, they do not have to be licensed or ordained because living people are individual sovereigns and therefore do not ask for permission to be able to marry someone.
- You simply need a wo/man of honor who is willing to lead you in your vows.
- The authority to declare two people husband and wife comes not by licensing or ordainment, but by witnessing the vows taken by the man and woman.
- Lucy and Isaac asked Lucy’s grandpa (my dad) to perform the ceremony. He is not ordained or licensed, but he is an elder in our faith (Christianity).
- They explained to him that they wanted a lawful wedding, not a legal one, which meant they wouldn’t be applying for a marriage license or registering their marriage with the State of Ohio/ STATE OF OHIO. He agreed to perform the ceremony on the conditions that we provide instructions for a lawful wedding, and that it be a Christian ceremony.
- Determine the venue and type of ceremony.
- Lucy and Isaac chose an old church that had been converted into a venue, and decided they wanted a traditional Christian wedding.
- This allowed them to have the charm and beauty of an old church building, and keep the traditions of our Christian faith, but not have the regulations of an official church organization.
- Not using an organized church, an ordained minister or Justice of the Peace meant no one was worried about a marriage license.
- Lucy and Isaac wrote their own vows.
- My dad looked up the order and wording for a traditional Christian wedding online.
- I gave him Anna’s article #1833 Lawful Marriage vs Legal Marriage http://annavonreitz.com/lawfulmarriage.pdf
- The one thing he couldn’t figure out was how to pronounce them husband and wife.
- Using article #1833 and the instructions for the Solemn Record and Proclamation of Marriage, we chose to use the verbiage: “And now, according to the law of Scripture and in keeping with the traditions of our faith, I pronounce you husband and wife.”
- Pick your 2 Witnesses.
- Lucy and Isaac chose her father and me because of our American State National status. This avoided having to explain to anyone what the witnesses need to do and why they weren’t doing a marriage license.
- Anyone over 21 who attends the wedding can serve as a witness on the Proclamation. They do not have to be status corrected. It just makes it easier to get the document signed and thumb printed if they are.
- Get the following items before the wedding and be sure to take all of them with you to the ceremony:
- At least six (6) copies of the Solemn Record and Proclamation of Marriage. (See instructions for that document.)
- Red ink pad
- Red ink pen
- Blue ink pen
- Baby wipes (to clean thumbs)
- As soon as the ceremony is over, and before going to the reception, have the 2 witnesses and the officiant autograph each of the printed documents. (See instructions for who gets one of the autographed originals.)
- After the honeymoon, create 2 Cover Sheets, 1 for the bride and 1 for the groom. (See Lucy and Isaac’s cover sheets)
- Send the 2 Cover Sheets and 1 Autographed Original Proclamation to your Recording Secretary to put on the public record by publishing on the LRS or LRO.
- This is to be a joint recording which means there is only 1 Recording Number used for 2 separate publishings. 1 under the Bride’s name and 1 under the Groom’s name.
- See Lucy and Isaac’s documents for reference.
- Get a Geneva Bible and begin the family record.
- Part of my wedding present to my children is a Geneva Bible for recording life events for their new family.
- I couldn’t find a reasonably priced Geneva Bible that had Family Record pages in it, so I created my own pages via WORD. I printed them on lightweight card stock, cut them to fit, and taped them onto the blank pages of the Bible using acid-free double-sided tape. (See attached photos)
- Educate and Inform
- Using the Solemn Record and Proclamation of Marriage and Geneva Bible in place of a marriage license will be easier for some people and in some places than others.
- In addition to doing the Solemn Record and Proclamation of Lawful Marriage, you also have the right to get a marriage license if you want one. It may make it easier for you to do both. You will have to research and decide for your own purposes what is best for you.
- Lucy and Isaac have chosen to use only the Solemn Record and Proclamation and the Geneva Bible as their proof of marriage.
- While Isaac is currently serving in the military, he and Lucy do not want her to be a dependent and therefore they’re not going to access the increased pay or try to get her on his health insurance.
- They are choosing right now to maintain as much sovereignty as possible, even if it means money is a little tighter, and they use different health insurance for her.
- Their parents work for themselves and pay for all their own insurance, so it is not foreign to either of them to do the same.
- You can list anyone you wish as beneficiary on your life insurance policy. You do not need to prove relationship.
- You can open bank accounts with anyone you wish. You do not need to prove relationship. Be sure to grant each other right of survivorship on all your accounts.
- Some employers and health insurance companies will accept the Solemn Record and Geneva Bible as proof of marriage. Some will not.