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Charter Townships: Corporate Tyranny

Updated on July 8, 2011
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson

American’s rights today are under greater threat then they have ever been. Being accosted on all sides by politicians, elites, secret societies (some not so secret), bankers and the list goes on. Yet what has gone under our nose is the tyranny we already live under with Charter Townships and other larger Cities. The name sounds innocent enough and most people wouldn’t even raise an eyebrow at it but that is the trick for a charter township is a corporation.

Many would first ask what is wrong with the township being a corporation, this is because for many it has always been a corporation and they naturally would not see the problem, but there is a problem. As a corporation it is afforded certain rights that strip the people of their rights, this act is in fact unconstitutional. Every American knows the American dream of owning a slice of land but none do. The corporate townships and the Federal Reserve [1] are the ones who actually own our land.

Charter Townships enjoy quite a few perks for incorporating. No one can annex their land unless the state redraws boundaries and they can tax as they please.

Property Taxes

What is a property tax?

A property tax (or millage tax) is an ad valorem tax levy on the value of property that the owner of the property is required to pay to a government in which the property is situated. Multiple jurisdictions may tax the same property. From Wikipedia [2]

Okay here is the problem with that, how can the state, Fed, or Township tax something that isn’t theirs. The constitution says they may only tax us directly so it isn’t constitutional what they are doing. A property tax is nothing more than a glorified rent or lease and when you fail to pay the state or the appropriate agency for your area comes and takes what is supposed to be your property away from you.

Some though will argue the benefit of this unconstitutional tax. It goes to pay for infrastructure maintenance and schools. Well first tackling infrastructure maintenance, in America water lines are in need of serious maintenance [3] which it hasn’t received and the road conditions are not fairing any better. To fix these problems will take billions of dollars and it is clear that they were not kept up to date in many corporate townships in an efficient spend as we go manner but were instead left to rot.

Well then what about schools, well any professional long term teacher will tell you schools do not prepare your children for the future and poorly educate them. They will go on to tell you that the schools are only there to indoctrinate your children. In short you are paying for your or other peoples children to be poorly educate and indoctrinated into whatever the state decides. The problem of poor education is exemplified in Americans placing low on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study with High Schoolers not even allowed to compete. [4]

Building Permits

Before going into the concept of building permits let us first look at what the word permit means.

1) to allow; consent to; tolerate:

2) to give permission to; authorize:


Now why is it that you need permission to build or alter the structure on supposedly your land? Is it not your house? That lies on your land? Then why do you need permission which can be denied to build on it. The reason is simple we don’t own our land. This is just another example of their ownership of your property.

Now some will argue that building permits prevent poor construction by forcing people to account to proper standards. First off this doesn’t apply to people wanting to build a shed or a greenhouse on their land if they can accommodate it. Or Rebuild a building that burnt down (the permit was denied in that case). While it is important to make sure buildings are made to a certain standard this would in fact fall to market regulation. A person also naturally could have his house inspect and graded to further increase its value. The customer would also want the best work done and make sure it is up to a certain level of quality and it is the electricians, builders, etcetera (and they even fail to meet standards with permits) have it in their best interest to meet these standards or face going out of business for faulty work. Since under the law if any damage is resulted from the work the plaintive is entitled to reparations so the law especially under common law already sets up a protective net that makes mandatory permits obsolete.

Act as if Kings

What is worse than our land being stolen from us is the way our overseers act. Town councilmembers and Mayors have routinely over spent the money the township collected driving them into poverty and bankruptcy. They then turn around and treat the people like cattle, no better example of their behavior is the case of what happened to Jenifer Jones in Quarzsite when she was speaking one of the councilmembers ordered her removed and the mayor stepped in and said she had a right to speak but as she went on the same member ordered her removed and the chief of police ordered his officers to remove her as well. All in clear violation of the law. (See source 6 for full story) [6] Quarzsite should be a wakeup call as to how they regard their people and the law.

While not all councilmembers and mayors out there are like that as the Quarzsite incident shows us Mayor Ed Foster clearly defended Jones’s right to speak. He has also pointed out the massive corruption that exists in his town and how he has tried to get the federal government involved to stop it. People like him are the true Americans who meet the people’s expectations and do what they were voted into power to do.

The rest of them consider themselves a step above the people and go around as if Kings. These people often take money and resources from the Township and then turn around and ask for higher pay during a time when they have driven their town’s finances into complete disarray with overspending with money they didn’t have.


"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered...I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies... The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs." Thomas Jefferson [7]

Thomas Jefferson warned us of the consequences of letting private banks like the Federal Reserve print our money, that if we let this happen we would lose our land and this has indeed come to pass. With Unconstitutional Taxes being levied against its value and the people required to get Permission to build on their own land can we not say that we have lost what was once ours. The tyranny we the people live under must be lifted and it is only through taking a stand for liberty can this happen.








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For a good look at charter townships check out General Law vs Charter Township the choice is yours


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