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JFS 18 | Public Information Request

 

As we go in-depth with our theory that the term “in this state” is ethereal, we now embark upon the letters written to state agencies requesting them to disclose information that is needed for the general public under a Public Information Request or PIR. This information comprises of statutes, codes, ordinances, and regulations in Texas that they have gathered. With several letters written and originally addressed to the Secretary of State, no response was refurbished and no consent was given to access the information requested which is in complete violation of the Texas Government Code 552. Here, we dive into the four assumptions why the request letters sent weren’t given consideration and what’s the next course of action for a US citizen to take under these circumstances.

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Public Information Request

They Must Answer The Public Information Request (PIR)

I want to read to you several letters that we started on in the summer of 2018. These letters are to state agencies asking under a public information request, better known as a PIR, for them to disclose information that’s needed for the general public. This is going to involve the Texas statutes, codes, ordinances and regulations that they have put together for them. This is their blueprint. It’s not for we the people, but it’s for them to abide by. As we’ve talked about before, if you walked into a Walmart to do some shopping and a nice little old lady stops you at the front door and says, “Where are you going?” I’m like, “I’m going in to buy some things.” She’s like, “You have to have a vest on.” I’m like, “What do you mean a vest on?” She’s like, “You need to put a vest on. You need to go back, clock in and wash your hands.” I’m like, “I don’t work here. I’m coming in to buy some things.” She’s like, “It says all employees have to follow these guidelines.” I’m like, “I’m not an employee.”

Letter To Governor Greg Abbott

What would happen if she gets on the radio, calls security and the next thing you hear is marching steps coming up from behind you? They tackle you and drag you to the back and begin to charge you for not obeying the employee rules. That’s exactly what they’re doing to us. Turnabout’s fair play. Let’s get into the rules and find out what they are supposed to do. We started our letter campaign, the FOIA request. That’s Freedom of Information Act. That’s for the Federal Government and Public Information Request, PIRs, that’s for the state government. We’ve written to Greg Abbott, our Governor and we’ve also written to the Secretary of State and we’ve written to other people. What I want to do is read some of these letters and also shows you what the responses are. This all is surrounded by the tax code and in Texas that would be titled to State Taxation Subtitle E, Chapter 151, Subchapter A, section 151.004. In this state means, within the exterior limits of Texas and includes all territories within these limits ceded to or owned by the United States. The question is what land do the United States owns on the organic soil of Texas?

Our first letter is to Governor Greg Abbott, May 9th, 2018. This letter is to the Honorable Greg Abbott, Governor, State of Texas. 1100 San Jacinto Boulevard, Suite 151B, Austin, Texas 7801. The certified mail number, I’ll not be reading because it’s too long and boring, but that’s on there. In regard to public information request, Governor Abbott, if you are not the keeper of the records requested, please forward this request to that person who is the keeper of the records requested. This request is made under the Texas Public Information Act, Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code which guarantees the public access to information in the custody of governmental agencies. This research is in the public interest and I, therefore, request a waiver of fees for this service. However, if that is not possible, please accept this as my promise to pay an amount up to $25 for the service. If the fee will exceed that amount, please call me to discuss the matter.

The constitution of the United States in Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 provides the method in which one or more of the States of the Union may cede land to the Federal Government so that the Federal Government can erect forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards and other needful buildings. Over which may exercise exclusive or concurrent jurisdiction over that land. Additionally, Title 40 U.S.C. Section 3112 states, in relevant part B, Acquisition and Acceptance of Jurisdiction. When the head of a department, agency or independent establishment of the government or other authorized officer of the department, agency or independent establishment considers it desirable. Those individuals may accept or secure, from the State in which land or an interest in land that is under the immediate jurisdiction, custody or control of the individual is situated, consent to or cession of any jurisdiction over the land or interest not previously obtained.

The individual shall indicate acceptance of jurisdiction on behalf of the government by filing a notice of acceptance with the Governor of the State or in another manner prescribed by the laws of the state where the land is situated. It would appear that the Texas legislature has ceded a lot of land to the Federal Government for the purpose of erecting forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards and other needful buildings. I am doing research regarding this subject and therefore submit the following public information request. I wave prior inspection and requests that you send me a true copy of the following documents. Number one, all letters of acceptance submitted by those described in 40 U.S.C. 3112(b) for any and all lands within the external borders of the State of Texas that had been ceded to the Federal Government or any agency, department, etc. Thereof, by the legislature of the State of Texas.

Number two, if no lands have actually been ceded to the Federal Government by the State of Texas, please so state in your reply. In that case, state what agreement has been entered into with the Federal Government, giving the license to use said lands currently being used for forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings. I have in mind military, naval, air force facilities, federal buildings, etc. Thanking you for your prompt attention to this matter, I am sincerely. It’s signed. Certified mail receipt is on that. This letter is May 24th, 2018. The State of Texas, Government Filing, P.O. Box 12887, Austin, Texas 78711. Regarding public information request. The salutations. Your request for information has been forwarded to me because I handled the Deed of Cessions Records here in the Government Filing Division.

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However, what we have in-house at the agency are photocopies of index summarizing each filing. The actual Deed of Cessions are at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, TSLAC enclosed. I am providing you with copies of the index cards we have in our possession and reference numbers that can be used when speaking with TSLAC. Please see below for contact information. Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Attention reference desk. P.O. Box 12927, Austin, Texas 78711. Phone number (512) 463-5455. Email address, Reference.Desk@TSL.State.TX.US. I hope this helps your research. Kindest regards, Andrea Reyes, Government Filing, Office of the Texas Secretary of State. Unsigned letter. We’ll get into the 3×5 cards later.

Letter To The Texas State Library and Archives Commission

The next letter is dated July 2018. This is to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission with their address and the certified mail number on there. Public information request. Dear Sir/Madams, if you are not the keeper of the record, please forward this request to the person who is the keeper of the record. This request is made under the Texas Public Information Act, Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code which guarantees public access to information in custody of government agencies. This research is in the public interest and I, therefore, request a waiver of fees for this service. However, if that is not possible, please accept this as my promise to pay an amount up to $25 for the service. If the fee will exceed that amount, please call me to discuss the matter.

The constitution for the United States in Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 provides the method in which the United States may acquire land for the purpose of erecting forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards and other needful buildings situated in one or more of the several States of the Union. The United States much purchase the land and the States must cede land to the United States. Once those two acts have been accomplished, the United States obtains legislative jurisdiction over the lands. When a qualified representative of the United States sends a notice of acceptance to the Governor of the state involved. Pursuant to the provisions found entitled 40 U.S.C. 3112. It appears that that the Texas legislature has ceded a lot of land to the Federal Government ostensibly for the above-mentioned purpose. I’m doing research regarding this subject and therefore submit the following request to you.

My original request went to Governor Abbott and the Secretary of State, but I was not informed by the Secretary of State’s office that you would be the one who has these records. I waved prior inspection and request that you send me a true document of the following documents. Number one, all letters of acceptance submitted by those described in 40 U.S.C. 3112(b) for any and all lands within the exterior borders of Texas that had been ceded to the Federal Government or any agency, department, etc. Thereof, by the legislature of the State of Texas. Number two, if no lands have actually been ceded to the Federal Government by the State of Texas, please so state in your reply. In that case, what agreements have been entered into with the Federal Government giving the license to use such lands currently being used for forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards and other needful buildings, etc.? If the lands had been ceded to the Federal Government, but Texas has received no such notice of acceptance from a person qualified to give such notice, please state that no document responsive to my request for each piece of land that lacks such notice. In thanking you for your prompt attention in this matter, I am sincerely then the signature.

Section 3112 Federal Jurisdiction A. Exclusive jurisdiction not required. It is not required that the Federal Government obtain exclusive jurisdiction in the United States over land or interest in land it acquires. B. Acquisition and Acceptance of Jurisdiction. When the head of the department, agency or independent establishment of the government or other authorized officer of the department, agency or independent establishment considers it desirable that individuals may accept or secure from the state in which the lands or the interest in the land that is under the immediate jurisdiction, custody or control of the individual is situated consent to or cessions of any jurisdiction over the land or interest not previously obtained, the individual shall indicate acceptance of jurisdiction on behalf of the government by filing a notice of acceptance with the Governor of the State or in another manner prescribed by the law of the state where the land is situated. C. Presumption. It is conclusively presumed that jurisdiction has not been accepted until the government accepts jurisdiction over land as provided in this section.

JFS 18 | Public Information Request
Public Information Request: Freedom of Information Act is for the federal government and Public Information Request is for the state government.

 

Letter To Honorable Rolando B. Pablos

The next letter is to the honorable Rolando B. Pablos, Secretary of State, the State of Texas dated May 9th, 2018. P.O. Box 12697, Austin, Texas 78711. Certification number regarding public information request. Hang with me because you’re going to hear a lot of the same thing, but there’s a point to this. Number one, you could copy the information that we have sent out and send your own public information request. Dear Secretary Pablos, if you are not the keeper of the record requested, please forward this request to that person who is the keeper of the record requested. This request is made under the Texas Public Information Act, Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code which guarantees the public access to information in the custody of government agencies. This research is in the public interest and I, therefore, request a waiver of fees for the service. However, if that is not possible, please accept this as my promise to pay an amount up to $25 for the service. If the fees will exceed that amount, please call me to discuss the matter.

The Constitution of the United States in Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 provides the method in which one or more of the State of the Union may cede land to the Federal Government so that the government can erect forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards and other needful buildings and over which makes cede exclusive or concurrent jurisdiction over the land. Additionally, Title 40 U.S.C. 3112 states in relevant part B, Acquisition and Acceptance of Jurisdiction. When the head of a department, agency or independent establishment of the government or other authorized officers of the department, agency or independent establishments consider it desirable that individuals may accept or secure from the State in which land or an interest in land that is under the immediate jurisdiction, custody or control of the individual is situated, consent to or cessions of any jurisdiction over the land or interest not previously obtained, the individual shall indicate acceptance of jurisdiction on behalf of the government by filing a notice of acceptance with the governor of the State or in another manner prescribed by the law of the State where the land is situated.

It would appear that the Texas legislature has ceded a lot of land to the Federal Government for the purpose of erecting forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards and other needful buildings. I’m doing research regarding this subject and therefore submit the following public information request to you. I wave prior inspection and request that you send me a true copy of the following documents. All letters of acceptance submitted by those described in 40 U.S.C. 3112(b) for any and all lands within the exterior borders of the State of Texas that had been ceded to the Federal Government or any agency, department, etc. Thereof, by the legislature of the State of Texas. If no lands have actually been ceded to the Federal Government by the State of Texas, please so state in your reply. In that case, state what agreements have been entered into with the Federal Government giving the license to use said lands currently being used for forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards or other needful buildings. I have in mind military, naval, air force facilities, federal buildings, etc. In thanking you for your prompt attention to this matter, I am sincerely, the signature.

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The next letter or correspondence has the 3×5 cards that are scattered all over our page and it looks like a third grader potentially copied this. Anyway, the first postal card here, the 3×5 card is Pecos Post Office in Reeves County, filed 1933. It says filed for record in the office of co-clerk. I’m assuming that’s a county clerk, September 29th, 1933. The next card appears to be Corpus Christi Post Office. Galveston Post Office is the next one. There is a National Air Station in Corpus filed in 1941. It looks like it’s Wichita Falls. Naval Air Station in Corpus Christie. I got something in Galveston, Radar Aviation School project, New Aces County dated ‘43. Here’s Dallas County, expansion of the United States Naval Air Station at Dallas, Texas. Sixteen tracks of land September 1943. Correspondence, a copy of the Deed of Cessions, the plot of land. We have a Santa Fe building, 0.76 of an acre of land in Dallas County for the use of connections with the establishment and maintenance of headquarters of the 8th Service Command and the Headquarters of Southern Division of the United States Army Engineers and the buildings known as the Santa Fe Building.

Bonham, Texas for the VA Hospital, San Antonio Army Service Force Depot. Authenticated copy of judgment as evidence of title, a description of the land by metes and bounds. Metes and bounds. They are working on their little land patent there. They drafted the Deed of Cessions. Police jurisdiction has been ceded by the state of Texas. Volume 1, Page 29 Deed of Cessions, registration, administrative vault. No date on it. Maybe it’s swamped in with other things. Bexar County, letter of Attorney General HD Pruitt, Jr. dated January 22nd, 1948. Three copies of the letter to the Governor from Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson, April 15th, 1946, Deed of Cession signed by Governor Jester. Police jurisdictions ceded by the State of Texas. These are the 3×5 cards, but it appears that these 3×5 cards only had to do with Air Force bases, VA hospitals, Biggs Air Force Base, Dallas County, Rio Grande convey in the United States the bed and bank of the Rio Grande in Hidalgo County. It looks like the Federal Government owns the Rio Grande, potentially. The point is we still lack the letters. Here’s Lackland Air Force Base, Bexar County. Deed of Cessions of jurisdiction over 754 additional acres of land at Lackland Air Force Base to the United States filed on November 5th, 1954. Police jurisdiction ceded by the State of Texas. Isn’t that interesting?

We have another letter that’s to the honorable Rolando B. Pablos, Secretary of State, State of Texas. Executive Division P.O. Box 12697, Austin, Texas 78711. Public information request. Dear Secretary Pablos, this request is made under the Texas Public Information Act, Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code, which guarantees the public access to information in the custody of government agencies. This research is in the public interest and I, therefore, request a waiver of fees for this service. However, if it is not possible, please accept this as my promise to pay an amount up to $25 for the service. Please send me a copy of the Articles of Incorporation for each of the following entities. The State of Texas, upper and lower case, THE STATE OF TEXAS, all caps, State of Texas, STATE OF TEXAS, all caps, Texas, upper and lower, TEXAS, all caps and TX. If an entity named above does not exist, please state so. If an entity listed is doing business in Texas or doing business in this State, please so state and provide the entity’s state territory or insular possession of incorporation and name, address, phone number of the registered agents listed for Texas and/or this state. In thanking you for your response, I am sincerely signature and certified letter.

Another Letter To Honorable Rolando B. Pablos

It appears that our good buddy there, the Secretary of State, has lost his pen and does not know how to write a letter, which I believe he is in violation of Chapter 552. The next question is what are you going to do about it? I’m going to read to you the relevant parts of Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code. That’s where it begins to get a little interesting. We have another letter to our honorable guy that didn’t know how to write a letter back and has not replied to the public information request. Let’s see what Rolando has to say about this letter. Dear Secretary Rolando B. Pablos. This is a request made under the Public Information Act, Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code, which guarantees the public access to information in the custody of the governmental agency. I sent the original public information request, PIR, to you on May 9th via USPS. See enclosed, attached thereto. You’ll receive the PIR on May 11th, 2018 at 8:00. See the enclosed, 1C attached hereto.

JFS 18 | Public Information Request
Public Information Request: Though there are a lot of records, they’re kept in numerous locations throughout the state, sometimes depending which governor was in office at the time the land was ceded.

 

That PIR was specific and the items sought. A recap of that information and its necessity are both the Constitution of the United States and the United States Code state categorically that any land ceded to the United States for the purpose of conveyed legislative jurisdiction from a State or States of the Union to the United States must be for the purpose of building forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards or other needful buildings must be purchased by the United States from said states. Once the legislature of said states has ceded the land to the United States, a representative of the United States must send a notice of acceptance of that land to the Governor of said states. Upon receipt of my PIR, you had ten days to respond to it. I received an unsigned letter from Andrea Reyes of the Government Filing Section of your office with fourteen pages of copies of what appears to be 3×5 cards each containing various notations.

This letter was dated May 24th, 2018. I have attached a copy of her letter along with copies of five of those pages as enclosures 2A3E. Miss Reyes further referred me to the Texas State Library and Archive Commission, which infers that the documents I seek might be housed there. On July 16th, 2018, I sent a PIR to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission via USPS certified mail number. See enclosure 3A. That letter was received on July 20th, 2018 at 8:00 PM. On August 3rd, 2018 at 3:16 PM, I received a call from a woman who identified herself as Tamara who stated she was from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and that her phone number was (512) 427-9057. She stated that she was going to send me a list of documents that might contain notice of acceptance that are housed in her department, though there are a lot of such records, they are kept in numerous locations throughout the State. Sometimes, depending on which governor was in office at the time the land was ceded. On August 3rd, 2018 at 4:38 PM, I received an email from TW who I assume was Tanya listing many places that I could look for the documents I request. She spent all of an hour and 22 minutes researching this matter.

Secretary Pablos, you’re required to keep the records I request if they came to the hands of the governor or his/her representative. That duty is outlined herewith below. The Texas Constitution of 1845 requires the Secretary of State to keep a fair register of all official acts and proceedings of the governor and to provide these to the legislature when required. This duty and others were reiterated in the act to define the duties of the Secretary of State approved on May 9th, 1846. This authority was reconfirmed by the Constitution of 1866 Article 5 Section 17 1869, Article 4 Section 17 and 1876, Article 4, Section 21 and subsequent amendments. The Secretary of State is a constitutional officer of the Executive Branch of the State of Government, appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate for a term concurring in the governor’s two-year-term at first, a four-year-term since 1974. The office was first created by the Constitution of the Republic of Texas in 1836 Article 6, Section 10 and has been continued by each succeeding Constitution.

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According to the term of the Articles of Annexation, the State of Texas when admitted into the Union after ceding to the United States all public emphasis, fortifications, barracks, ports and harbors, Navy and Navy yards, docks and all other property and means pertaining to the public defense belonging to the said Republic of Texas. Shall also remain all the vacant and unappropriated lands lying within its limits. The residue of said lands after discharge, said debts and liabilities to be disposed of as said State may direct. The joint resolution on March 1st, 1845, 5 U.S. Stat 797. One of the constitutional duties of the Secretary of State being with the first State Constitution is to register all official acts and proceedings of the governor including Deeds of Cessions. The statutory documents section of the Business and Public Filing Division, formerly called the Statutory Filing Division in the office of the Secretary of State receives filings of the record copied of Deeds of Cessions. Texas Constitution, Article 4, Section 21, Secretary Pablos. I don’t mean to seem rude or argumentative, but taking all this into consideration, it appears to me that one of the following situations is applicable.

Number one, you and your predecessors are unbelievably sloppy in the manner in which you maintain the records of the state. That though the records I seek are there someplace, they are hopelessly buried in numerous locations and can never be found. Number two, the records I seek don’t exist. Number three, the records I seek do exist and you have them filed excessively, but for some reason, do not wish to produce them. Number four, the documents I seek are prohibited from disclosure by Chapter 552. The Texas Government Code at Section 552.006 states in relevant part, this chapter does not authorize the withholding of public information or limits the information of public information to the public except as expressly provided by this chapter.

I have read through the portion of Chapter 552 outlining those types of information that is expressly prohibited from disclosure to the public. I find nothing in there that would have described the documents that I request. Items one and three above are not acceptable to me and both are the same as stated that they do not exist. If item two is actually the case, please so state in your reply to me. If you believe that item four is applicable, please provide the specific section of Chapter 552 that exempts those documents from disclosure. In thanking you for your immediate attention to this matter, I am sincerely, with the signature.

Ladies and gentlemen, that was August 19th, 2018 and since that time we’ve had nothing. What is the next course of action for an American to take under these circumstances? I believe it would be to go into Chapter 552 and find out the fines, penalties and adjustments that are required for the Secretary of State. The reason this is important and what we have concluded in our research is that the term in this state is totally and completely ethereal. It doesn’t exist. It is an overlay that the criminal administration has placed over the organic lands of Texas. We’ve covered several Supreme Court cases that say that no state can license a right of common occupation. How did they create the plumber’s license, electrician license, the physician license, even the attorney’s license? It’s not in the organic state. It’s in the ethereal location of in this state. I wanted to record and outline some of the things we’re working on here at the show in order to bring you the truth of what’s going on in our nation.

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