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How Copper Cards Began

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Clive wrote the first one while he was in jail the second time. By then he had given up on the judicial system, having found that its real function was to generate income for attorneys, judges, law enforcement and their hangers on. The experience that landed him in jail had been life altering in every imaginable way. Successful and wealthy entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley do not expect to be shot at by law enforcement while driving in to their driveway with their children. It had been a sunny afternoon, ordinary and normal as they drove up to his palatial Georgian estate, nestled in the hills over Santa Cruz. The boys, both blond-haired, were looking forward to a swim in the pool before dinner that would never happen. Even less do those who grow up in the envelope of privilege so familiar to the British elite expect such treatment. But it happened. It took him anguished months to understand why.


In jail he discovered that those behind bars were more likely to be decent men than those who put him there. Murderers, bank robbers; they seemed benign after his experience with those who had tried to kill him. Desperate, he began studying the law. He discovered the Constitution and the history of the Common Law, so different from statute and code. He started seeing what he needed to defend himself. Using the instructions he wrote for himself he began to fight back, sharing those small instructionals with others. Using what he later called the Arraignment Card against the advice of his highly paid attorneys was empowering. It worked. Facing down the enemy brought him a renewal of lost power.


The system stopped hammering him with law suits. They had filed seven, one after another to stop the company he had founded, a much superior system to the Federal Reserve Bank. Out of jail, Clive Boustred began to think about how he could stop the corruption and give Americans back the justice system their Founders had intended. He thought about ordinary people, the kind of people needed to build a mass movement. If there were a way to make sure that every area had a group who would make sure the people had the Constitution and Common Law, understood it as our Founders had, all would be free. With the right tools they could come together to enact freedom


The number of cards grew. He called them his Copper Cards because copper is the people's metal; not the gold standard but the lowest common denominator that anyone could afford. Now, he understood why he had been targeted. Now, he knew that the Federal Reserve Bank was a very private corporation. He also knew what must be done to restore justice in America.


Over those long months he had learned the Constitution by heart, understood the greatness of the legacy America's Founders had passed on to the future. They were men who understood why the people must come together for freedom. It was a legacy nearly lost, but he was determined that it be reclaimed.
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Comment by Jerry Vierra
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I want to thank you Melinda for sharing that story. I have been also struggling with a direction in my situation. If each of us take a piece of the puzzle and concentrate on that which we are individually passionate about, others will see our work and gain insight. There are so many different stories on Freedom**Q**s Phoenix; yet, each is an expression of the passion one has. Some may gravitate to it, while others grab the highlight of what is being said, and move to another subject. Either way, the reader is exposed to reality, and, at some point, what they briefly glanced at, will lead them into seeking the particulars of that which was unimportant at the time. In short, Our individual passions contribute to the whole. As we assemble our talents, we become a powerful force that they cannot stop!


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