This site is devoted to navigating difficult decisions and avoiding unnecessary risks.
I offer a perspective and skill set that, often through one simple but perhaps difficult decision, has helped people build and hang on to their wealth, has expanded their business and opened new markets, and has made multi-million dollar claims evaporate without court involvement. I am able to do this I believe because of my unique life experiences and my unique perspective on faith, law, and human psychology.
I am a recent convert to the Oriental Orthodox Christian Church, via the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. I am not a good member of this church, although I aspire to be someday. I am also a student of Austrian Economics, behavioral psychology and behavioral economics. I am also a student of law--civil and Biblical--and ethical casuistry.
My guidance is designed to avoid court if possible. The United States legal system is too upredictible. This has probably been true as long as there have been organized legal systems.
I believe all authority must be respected and, optimally, honored. At the same time, not all authority is legitimate. Illegitimate authority usually exists only because people have consented to it. Effective opposition to illegitimate authority can never be rebellious or violent. Undoing the tethers of illegimate authority requires doing the hard work of taking responsibility for the choices that originally bound the tethers. Wrong steps, wrong roads, and bad decisions must, in my experience, always be walked back one step at a time. This is a very difficult and humbling process and requires that we face all of our own mistakes, fears, and psychological and spiritual misjudgments. Often the hardest step involves withdrawing previously-given consent. The best narration I have found which desribes this process is John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress.
I am a Minnesota attorney and a member in good standing of the United States Supreme Court bar and the U.S. Tax Court bar. In 2015 the Minnesota Supreme Court suspended by state law license because a federal judge complained about quiet title actions I was bringing against 2008 Bailout Banks. I believed then and believe now that the Bailout Banks were conducting fraudulent foreclosures. I am the only lawyer in Minnesota history to have voided two recorded securitized mortgages. I did this in First National Bank of Elk River v. Indepedent Mortgage Services. The federal courts and the Minnesota Supreme Court ignored this fact in the disciplinary proceedings. For more details see the piece: "Set My People Free."
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