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john philip ellis, director of act now pma

i, john philip ellis (herein referred to as "john" or "i"), am a man that directs act now pma.

In directing the PMA I assert, stand upon and enforce my liberty and rights whenever possible, practical or necessary and enjoy a way of living that is not taught in the public primary, middle, high schools or the colleges and universities located in The United States of America.

My knowledge does not come from a conventional education curriculum; it comes from a lifetime of exercising my rights and my experiences in having done so; both the successes and the failures (which occasionally offered an even better opportunity to learn than the successes).

My credentials are the knowledge and experience that I have obtained by my own curiosity and study of matters regarding the state and federal constitutions and law.

Knowledge about living by asserting and standing on your rights is only available to people who search for it, learn it, make such knowledge their own, apply it, and choose to live by it; and, thereby, enjoy a freedom from bureaucratic control over their lives that others can only imagine or wish they enjoyed.

The assistance and education offered by ACT Now PMA may seem to many people to be unconventional but it is actually what everyone can and should learn; it is firmly grounded in and relies upon natural law, international law, common-law, the state and federal constitutions and the laws made in pursuance thereof, decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States and, occasionally, of inferior federal and state courts.

Living by asserting and standing on your private natural and constitutionally secured rights is the best lawful alternative to having to be in strict compliance with local, municipal, city, county, state and federal administrative agencies that enforce public law, administrative agency regulations and rules enacted in order to protect the public in the legal systems currently conducting business in The United States of America.

Results from public education are sometimes questionable. For example, if you go to a licensed medical doctor (MD) complaining about a specific ailment, the treatment prescribed for you will generally include pharmaceuticals (drugs) and/or surgery. Why? Because, an MD is trained, in a conventional medical school education, to treat the symptoms you present with drugs and/or surgery.

An alternative, holistic or natural healthcare practitioner (a non-medical school educated healthcare provider) learns how to find and provide a solution [cure] for the condition that is causing the symptom(s).

Likewise, when you go to an attorney with a question about exercising your rights, his job, as an officer of the court, is to keep you, your company or organization in compliance with the public law enforced in the legal systems in which he is trained and conducts business.

Attorneys are generally concerned only with what governments statutorily allow you to do.

Alternatives to attorneys, such as me, seek lawful ways to live by asserting and standing on private rights that are either expressly stated in, or that have been incorporated in, and are secured by the supreme law of the land, the state and federal constitutions.

As shown below, for over 42 years I have been avidly educating myself in business, finance and law.

After taking a number of college classes, I joined the United States Marine Corps and served four years on active duty.

During my enlistment I began studying the UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE the law by which military personnel of the United States are governed.

I was honorably discharged in 1976.

I still take seriously the oath I took when I was inducted into the Marines where I swore "... to protect the People of The United States of America from all enemies, foreign or domestic ...".

In 1978, I began selling soda and snack vending machines - then coin-operated video games - then amusement (card type) machines and shortly thereafter went full-time into the coin-operated gaming and vending business, as an independent equipment operator and an equipment distributor.


In Maryland a friend and I incorporated Video Electronic Games of America, (VEGA Corp.). I met some very interesting people and, due to several injustices that I eye-witnessed, began studying law.

As my study of law progressed I noticed entirely too many times that when dealing with agents, employees, officers, or officials of local, municipal, city, county, state and federal administrative agencies that what they commanded, did, said or requested was not authorized by either the state constitution or law and was, in fact, many times in violation of their own agency's regulations, rules and the private rights of people.

In 1983 I sold my interest inVEGA, moved to Florida and began a new career in insurance sales.

In 1987 in addition to by then having multiple insurance licenses, I obtained a General Securities License (Series 7 and 63) and began working full-time as a stockbroker.

In 1989, combining my insurance licenses with my securities license, I became a vice president for estate planning in a New York Stock Exchange member firm on Wall Street (working in their Boca Raton, Florida office). It was there that I began learning about trusts - initially through the attorney who participated in seminars hosted by the estate planning department. Additionally, I discovered and did considerable independent research on the common-law trust.

In 1993 I created American Asset Protection (AAP). AAP offered the common-law trust for the elimination of federal income taxes.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and I clashed and in 2001 I was incarcerated on conspiracy to defraud the IRS and obstruction of justice charges against the IRS.

For over a decade I consulted privately with people on agreements, contracts, constitutional rights matters, the law, procedure, administrative procedure, criminal issues and matters concerning the entire federal legal system.

In December, 2012 I was commissioned to review a contract creating a Private Membership Association, a close relative of the Common-law Trust. I found that it was ideal for and needed by nearly everyone distributing, offering for sale, prescribing or actually using on people or animals devices, products, procedures or services for healthcare in order to avoid problems with local, county and state licensing agencies or boards, the United States Food and Drug Administration and any other federal or similar state agency and after much research, on July 1, 2013 created ACT Now PMA.


ACT Now PMA provides, privately, and only to its members, assistance and education in understanding law as a matter of freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

All men and women living on the land in The United States of America are deemed to know the law and "ignorance of the law is no excuse" for its violation.

I assert and stand on my rights to freedom of association, speech and the press secured to me by the First Article in Amendment to The Constitution for the United States of America, 1789, C.E., as amended and ratified by passage of The Bill of Rights in 1791.

the ACT Now PMA contract is as follows:

act now pma

(private membership assembly)


ACT Now PMA is a Private Membership Association (hereinafter the PMA), that will assist people in building strong local communities that are well grounded in love, family values, sharing and respect for people, property and the law and will promote good mental, physical and spiritual health.


The benefits of membership include access to all information available to the PMA concerning ecclesiastical and secular law; the common law; the Law of Nations, state and federal Constitutions and the laws made in pursuance thereof; administrative agency and court decisions; procedures; private associations, contracts and trusts.


Every member joins the PMA as a real, breathing, flesh and blood, living sentient man or woman (as an American) in their natural and highest character, capacity, standing and status; fully equal to all other men or women members.


In order to protect all members of the PMA from any adverse action by any local, municipal, county, state or federal administrative or regulatory agency, BAR Association or any court in exchange for the benefits offered by the PMA, all members agree and consent to the terms and conditions set forth in this contract.


Predicated on the above and in order to protect each members’ privacy and prevent the unconstitutional and unwarranted application of any public policy or public law to the PMA, each member takes upon themselves the responsibility for their own education, learning and knowledge of law and in so doing consents to do due diligence regarding anything offered to them by any PMA member and to make fully informed decisions on matters of law or procedure that the members individually or collectively think best for complying with applicable law and living a healthy productive life in order to attain, restore and maintain optimum physical, mental and spiritual wellness and protect private property.


Please read this contract carefully and completely and make sure that you fully understand and agree with it. If you are unable to read English, please have someone read this contract to you. If you do not understand this contract or any part of it, please find someone that you trust and have them explain it to you. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of the PMA contract you are not authorized to conduct any activity with the PMA or through the PMA with any PMA member.


Articles of Association (Amended)


Article I.


1.1.  The PMA was originally created on the 1st day of July, 2013. This is the third amendment to the original contract and is effective on the date set forth below back to the 1st day of July, 2013.


Article II.


2.1.  The intent of the PMA is to lawfully be able to privately provide all members of the PMA with all available historical or newly developed law and procedure.


Article III.



3.1.  The purpose of this PMA is to provide the space whereby the members can privately discus law and procedures that work in local, municipal, county, state and federal administrative agencies and courts, by and among themselves, without any BAR membership, governmental approval, permission or regulation.


Article IV.


4.1.  The name of this PMA is:


Article V.

Venue and Situs

5.1.  Proper venue for the PMA is on the land that is generally known as Palm Beach County, Florida, an independent compact state of the Nation styled The United States of America.


5.2.  The PMA’s initial place of operation shall be on the land generally known as 2866 Tennis Club Dr., #104, West Palm Beach, Florida.


Article VI.

Assertion of Liberty by Members

6.1.  In order to achieve the above stated intent and purpose all PMA members agree and consent to assert, stand upon and enforce all their applicable fundamental, unalienable God-endowed liberties; constitutionally secured; and lawfully recognized perfect rights as an American.


6.2.  All PMA members agree and consent to assert, stand upon and enforce the restraints against the United States expressly set forth in the Constitution for the United States of America, 1789, CE, as amended and ratified by passage of first 10 Amendments, also known as the Bill of Rights, 1791 CE; especially Amendments One, Four, Five, Nine and Ten, as lawfully amended thereafter [1] (herein collectively referred to as “the federal Constitution”) and the Laws of the United States made in pursuance of the Constitution; and the corresponding provisions of the Constitution for Florida, 1838, CE, as lawfully amended, which do not in any manner whatsoever, in whole or in part, impair, impede, obstruct or defeat any liberties or protections secured by either of the above mentioned Constitutions or that does not affect, set aside, diminish or destroy the lawful character, capacity, standing or status of any PMA member and each PMA member agrees to assert absolute complete control over all matters concerning their own body, mind, spirit, private and personal property and use of the environment.


6.3.  All PMA members consent to at all times in dealing with the PMA or with any PMA member on matters within the scope of the PMA to assert, stand upon and enforce all their liberties and protections expressly set forth in; or by reason, logic and common sense, the common law, any applicable statute, administrative agency or court decision (case law) that have been incorporated into the state or federal constitutions including, but not limited to, the rights to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness; the rights to the defense, ownership and enjoyment of private property; the rights to freedom of assembly, expression, speech, the press, privacy, religion and especially all rights regarding their own bodies; individual health and wellness care; faith based or religious practices and concerning all matters of administrative procedure and law and acknowledge that all such rights should be and are applicable to all people.


6.4.  All PMA members shall assert, stand upon and enforce their absolute freedom of choice in matters of education, health, law and their own health and welfare at all times while dealing privately/individually with any other PMA member within the operation of the PMA on matters that are or could be considered generally to be within the scope and purview of the PMA.


Article VII.


7.1.  All members consent to lawful governance according to the principles of law stated in God’s Word, The Holy Bible as protected in the common law of England, through the 4th day of July, 1776, CE; the Law of Nations, 1758, CE; The Declaration of Independence . . ., 1776, CE; the rights expressly secured by and deemed incorporated in the federal Constitution; the rights expressly secured by and deemed incorporated in the Constitution for Florida, 1838, CE, as lawfully amended and the Laws made in pursuance thereof that do not impair, impede, obstruct or defeat any God-endowed liberty or constitutionally secured right of any director or member.


Article VIII.

Waiver of Protection and Privileges

8.1.  All PMA members do not consent to and will not call upon, depend on, rely upon or request from any man-made governmental authority[2] any authority or permission to discuss law or procedure.


8.2.  Each PMA member consents to exercise due care and to do due diligence regarding any law or procedure discussed with or suggested by any other member before beginning any such action.


8.3.  All PMA members hereby specifically release and hold harmless from any and all liability any and all governmental authorities for any act or omission made by the PMA or by one PMA member to another member except when any PMA member commits any act, makes any omission, publishes or utters any statement that creates a real injury or damage, as the Supreme Court stated that:

"[t]he question in every case is whether the words used are used in such circumstances and are of such a nature as to create a clear and present danger that they will bring about the substantive evils that Congress has a right to prevent. It is a question of proximity and degree. When a nation is at war, many things that might be said in time of peace are such a hindrance to its effort that their utterance will not be endured so long as men fight, and that no Court could regard them as protected by any constitutional right." Schenick v United States, 249 U.S. 47, 53 (1919).


In other words, there must be clear and present danger that they will, not merely that they may bring about substantive evils that Congress has a right to prevent.


8.4.  Every PMA member hereby specifically holds harmless and releases from liability each and every local, municipal, county, state, federal and international court (magistrate, judge or justice) from adjudicating any matter arising from participation in this PMA and for any act or omission (except for an act or omission creating a “clear and present danger of substantive evil”) made by the PMA or any PMA member.


8.5.  No PMA member shall grant any magistrate, judge or justice of any court in The United States of America, or any international court lawfully conducting business in The United States of America, in personam or personal jurisdiction over such member while acting in or who has acted in the scope and purview of this PMA until such member has exercised all available remedies set forth in paragraphs 13 and 14 herein.


8.6.  All PMA members hereby agree that as long as each and every one of the above-referenced administrative agencies and personnel; courts and the officials and officers thereof leaves each and every PMA member alone that all PMA members will waive any and all rights to either institute a lawsuit or civil action or become a proper party in any lawsuit or civil action against, or request criminal prosecution[3] for the deprivation of rights under color of law for any of the above stated persons’ or entities’ attempt to deprive any member of his/her rights either expressly stated, included or referred to herein.


8.7.  In order to provide remedy for the above conditionally waived rights, all PMA members shall have the right, starting first within the PMA, to select members to serve as mediators to hear any grievance any member brings against either the PMA, another member or both. The panel shall consist of a minimum of five members, two selected by the aggrieved party, two selected by the accused party and one by the PMA. The fifth member may be any Director of the PMA unless the PMA itself is the accused. In any case that the PMA itself is accused, the fifth member may be any other PMA member who is not an aggrieved, injured or damaged party to the issue and who is agreeable to both the aggrieved party and the accused.


8.8.  In the event that internal mediation is unsuccessful, all parties agree next to seek arbitration from any reliable source outside the PMA. Such arbitration may be conducted by and according to the rules of the American Arbitration Association or by any other recognized arbitration association or society that has established by their record that they deal fairly with all parties.


Article IX.

Type of Association

9.1. The PMA is the private contract fully disclosed voluntary meeting of the minds of free people acting in their natural, real, character, capacity, standing and status[4] associating together pursuant to the intent, purpose, express provisions, terms, conditions and principles set forth in this contract.


9.2. The PMA is not any public entity or any public collective entity of any kind whatsoever that is created by or under any governmental authority, permission or statute (such as any statutory association, corporation, limited liability company, limited or general partnership, foundation, trust, etc.).


Article X.


10.1.  The PMA publicly offers all men and women only one thing, membership.


10.2.  Only a PMA member is allowed access to all administrative procedure, law, data, information, knowledge and services that the PMA has available through its members consistent with the PMA’s mission and values to promote law, healthful living and a sustainable healthful environment.


10.3.  Every PMA member shall have unlimited access to the “membership only” part of the PMA’s website; the advice and counsel of each and every other PMA member on any topic of law or procedure and limited access to the PMA’s library, research data and materials.


10.4.  Every PMA member is encouraged to publish their own research on the PMA’s website and let all other PMA members know about their individual successes or failures before any administrative agency or court.


10.5.  PMA members may privately charge other members for any service that they provide.


10.6.  The PMA is open to every man or woman of lawful age who is competent to enter a lawful binding contract and, through them, their family members and people or persons lawfully in their care, custody or under their control.


10.7.  The exception to the above is that although everyone is welcome to apply for membership, in order to protect the privacy of the PMA and all members thereof, membership is neither offered to nor available to any agent, employee, officer, official or servant (person) that is or will become engaged in any investigative or regulatory activity that is or may be relevant to the PMA by any local, municipal, city, county, state, federal or international government or governmental administrative agency; licensing association or board; or any person engaged in any form of law enforcement performing any investigative activity or function or while acting in any official or quasi-official character or capacity whatsoever regarding the PMA. Anyone acting in any such character and capacity may privately request membership but must agree to uphold at all times the privacy of the PMA and of each and every member such person may come into contact. Every person acting in any manner whatsoever for any administrative agency of any local, municipal, city, county, state, federal or international government must agree that this contract takes president over any public law and their employment or official position and agree not to disclose anything seen, heard or discovered through membership contact with the PMA and its members to any investigative or regulatory entity or law enforcement agency or department.


10.8.  All PMA members agree that all members are equal. There is no, and there shall never be any, public “Attorney-Client” type relationship among PMA members. When dealing with PMA members offering education on law, procedure or other services all members waive the right to all the protections offered to the public by any and all governmental or quasi-governmental authorities.


10.9.  No PMA member accepts any liability for any acts or omissions committed by either the PMA or by any other PMA member.


10.10.  Membership does not convey any right, title or interest in the PMA or to any asset or property acquired or owned by the PMA unless that member donates or otherwise contributed the funds for the acquisition of any such asset or property and specifically reserves a right, title or interest in or to the property.


10.11. Members may be issued a membership card or number. The style and content of the membership card shall be determined by the Directors.


10.12.  A list of all current PMA members shall be kept by the Directors or a PMA member designated “Record Keeper” for the PMA’s official documents and records.


Article XI.


11.1.   Consideration for lifetime membership in the PMA is 21 (Twenty-one Dollars) silver coin, real money of The United States of America.[5] The membership fee includes all family members and persons in the applicant’s immediate family or in their care, custody or under their control and that are living under the applicant’s roof.


11.2.   The form of consideration or the amount may be modified or waived by the Directors when requested by an applicant and deemed to be in the best interests of the applicant however, and in any event, all applicants agree that the PMA membership benefits offered and received by the member are worth far in excess of 21 (Twenty-one) Dollars silver coin, real money of The United States of America.


Article XII.



12.1.  The PMA shall initially shall operate by and through the Director. John Philip Ellis shall serve as the first Director.


12.2.  The PMA shall thereafter operate by and through the Directors. Directors may be appointed, elected or hired by the first Director or by a majority vote of all members. A Director may be assigned one or more specific duties and may also become a spokesperson for the PMA for all or certain matters.


12.3.  The PMA members reserve the right to select from among themselves any man or woman they deem best able to act and communicate should the first spokesman resign, become incapacitated or die. The first Director, John Philip Ellis shall serve as the first Spokesman for the PMA.


12.4.  All records maintained by the PMA,[6] especially regarding any members’ mental, physical or spiritual condition or health are, shall at all times be, and will always remain the private property of the PMA and used for only that particular member regardless of the member(s) that authored, amended or maintains custody of such record or where such record is archived/stored; any such record is protected from any governmental encroachment by, at the minimum, Article IV in Amendment to the federal Constitution.


12.5.  The PMA may develop operational rules and regulations deemed necessary by the Directors, which may be amended annually by the Directors or through a majority vote of all current members at the annual meeting held by the Directors.


12.6.  The PMA should create and maintain a website and a social media page(s), a blog, get an e-mail address and publish a physical address whereby at least the Spokesman or another Director can be contacted.


12.7.  The principle place of administration or any other place where any PMA meeting is held should be marked “Private Property No Trespassing” by appropriate signage set forth according to the laws of the state in which the same shall be held in order to keep the meeting private and closed to the prying eyes of the public.


Article XIII.

Money, Banking, Taxes and Fees

13.1.  The Director, and many PMA members, object to the passage of the FEDERAL RESERVE ACT, the 12 FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS (a/k/a the FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM) and the FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE, that is the “fiat” paper currency being issued by THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA[7]. However, under the doctrines of innocent use and necessity, the PMA may have to receive and transfer FEDERAL RESERVE NOTES from time-to-time and may open a bank/brokerage account for the purpose of negotiating any FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE that the PMA receives to be used for paying expenses and taxes, for which the Director shall take responsibility.


13.2.  The Director shall be the signatory on any financial account maintained by the PMA. The Director may delegate this authority.


13.3.  The Director shall review and timely pay or legally dispute any tax assessment levied upon the PMA by any governmental authority.


13.4.   The Director shall timely review any licensing law, regulation or rule which may be claimed to be applicable to the PMA and determine if any license is, in fact, required for the PMA’s lawful operation in the venue in which it is located.


Article XIV.


14.1.   The PMA will terminate upon the death or resignation of all Directors or the last remaining member; or may terminate voluntarily upon the unanimous vote of all current Directors and members.


14.2.  Upon voluntary termination the assets of the PMA shall be proportionally distributed among the members that donated them or that directly caused the acquisition of such assets. All assets not proportionally distributed among the members that donated or that directly caused the acquisition of such assets will become the private property of John Philip Ellis if then alive and competent; if deceased or incompetent, will become the private property of his spouse, heirs, assigns, devises or estate.

Article XV.

Force Majeure

15.1.  Every PMA member specifically holds harmless and releases each and every local, municipal, city, county, state, federal and international magistrate, judge or justice from any and all liability arising from any act or omission (except an act or omission creating a “clear and present danger of substantive evil”) which could be considered to be an “act of God” or otherwise “beyond the control” of the members of the PMA regarding any matter arising from a member’s participation in this PMA.


15.2.  Conversely, any act or omission, of any kind whatsoever, committed by any person claiming to act or acting under color of law (not acting under actual constitutional authority) may be requested to be prosecuted, civilly and criminally, to the fullest extent of the law in any appropriate court.


Article XVI.

Construction and Interpretation

16.1.  The meaning of all words used in this document, unless specifically defined herein, are as used in conversational English in use in the year 2017 CE, in The United States of America. No legal terms, phrases or definitions are used herein nor shall legal terms, phrases or definitions be used at any time in the future by anyone in order to give this contract a different intent or meaning than that which was intended and given by the author of this contract at the time of this document’s writing.


Article XVII.


17.1.  Each article, numbered paragraph and subparagraph and all provisions, terms or conditions regarding this contract are severable. In the event that a jury of a court of proper venue and jurisdiction finds any provision(s), term(s) or condition(s) unlawful, illegal, void as a matter of law or unenforceable for any lawful reason, that/those provision(s), term(s), or condition(s) shall be deemed excised from this contract and this contract and all remaining provisions, terms and conditions shall remain in full force and effect.

Article XVIII.

Governing Law

18.1.  The laws referenced in paragraph 6.1. of this contract and the constitution and laws made in pursuance thereof of any other state or commonwealth comprising The United States of America in which the PMA or any subdivision thereof may become sited, operates or in which a member thereof lives in may be included in the governing law of this contract.


Article XIX.

Entire Contract

19.1.  The above written constitutes all conditions, terms and provisions creating and governing the administration and operation of the PMA. No oral recitations or promises made by any man, woman or person shall have any force of law or binding effect on the PMA or on any member thereof when acting within the scope or purview of the PMA.

Article XX.

Final Claim

20.1.  The administration of this contract and the PMA hereby created is private and generally beyond the scope of authority and powers granted by “We the People” to either the United States or Florida and this contract is protected by no less than Article I, section 10, of the federal Constitution and the Constitution for Florida, the laws made in pursuance thereof and Articles in Amendment Nine and Ten of the federal Constitution and the laws made in pursuance thereof.


You are approved as a PMA member based upon payment received and accepted by the PMA for any product or service offered by the PMA.


This amended contract is hereby adopted as the PMA contract by the Director on this 4th day of July, 2018 and shall be effective back to the 1st day of July, 2013.


Offered by:

John Philip Ellis™


Accepted by:

The people who have applied to join the PMA and those that have been accepted and are PMA members intend to remain private and the list of PMA applicants and members is private and is not for publication.


[1]  Including the Original XIII (Thirteenth) Article in Amendment.


[2] The term “governmental authority” used in this contract means and includes any and all local, municipal, township, parish, town, city, county, state, federal or international governmental administrative agencies, courts, ens legis entities, instrumentalities, subsidiaries or organizations; each and every agent, employee, officer, official or servant thereof and any and all administrative or judicial personnel acting in any representative character and capacity therefore.

[3] See Title 18, UNITED STATES CODE (U.S.C.), sections 242 and 241.


[4] Proper parties to this contract are not legal fictions or men or woman presumed lost beyond the sea, at sea or on the land; or “persons” acting in any commercial, legislative or public character or capacity; they are simply private living sentient fully informed men or women.


[5] See Article in Amendment VII [Seven] to the federal Constitution.


[6] Includes, but is not limited to, any and all written/printed documents, photographs, X-ray films, CAT scans or MRI results whether on film or as computer generated images, audio/video recordings and the like and any and all paper, magnetic, electronic or optical storage or copies thereof.


[7] See 12, U.S.C., § 411.



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