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This is a sanitised process used by my wife and I to deny our consent to register the birth of our daughter.

NOTICE OF DECLARATION OF DENIAL OF CONSENT TO REGISTER CHILDREN

NOTICE TO AGENTS IS NOTICE TO PRINCIPAL
NOTICE TO PRINCIPAL IS NOTICE TO AGENTS

Dear CAROLINE SHORT-TEMPERED,

Following today’s receipt of your letter dated 07 May 2010, the contents of which are hereby refused for cause without dishonour; please find enclosed a DECLARATION OF DENIAL OF CONSENT TO REGISTER CHILDREN.

We trust this presentment brings this matter to a swift and efficient conclusion. Kindly update your records accordingly.

Without malice, mischief, ill-will, frivolity or vexation; in sincerity and honour,

By: FATHER’S STRAWMAN™
For & on behalf of MOTHER’S STRAWMAN
All Rights Reserved – Without Prejudice – Without Recourse – Non-Assumpsit
Errors & Omissions Excepted

Declaration of Denial of Consent to Register Children

Strictly Private & Confidential

We, the authorized representatives for the legal persons, FATHER’S STRAWMAN and MOTHER’S STRAWMAN, do hereby declare that the following is a Verified Plain Statement of the Facts as we perceive them.

Let it be known by all concerned, interested and affected parties that:

1. We have been granted irrevocable superior guardianship rights over our children by the Creator of the Universe.
2. We have accepted irrevocable Power of Attorney over our children’s well-being and property until the eighteenth anniversary of their birth.
3. For and on behalf of our children, we have settled their entire legal estate into a private trust which is administered for their maximum benefit.
4. The property settled into said private trust includes (without limitation) any and all information pertaining to the existence of our children, strictly precluding the disclosure of the details of their birth to any party whatsoever.
5. Any and all disclosures of information pertaining to the existence of our children would represent a breach of the aforementioned private trust and all those parties responsible for said breaches will be liable for charges of THIRTY THOUSAND POUNDS STERLING (or functional currency of the United Kingdom) per occurrence.
6. We do not recognise or consent to any perceived obligation, whether statutory or otherwise, to register the births of our children, under any circumstances whatsoever.
7. As Trustees of the aforementioned private trust, we affirm, jointly and without division that we refuse to grant our consent and/or authorisation to the Registrar or any other individual, organization or legal entity, to register information pertaining to the birth of our children, under any circumstances whatsoever.

DECLARATION
We, the undersigned, hereby affirm that, to the very best of our knowledge, the entirety of the foregoing is true, correct and not misleading, In the geographical area known as ANNUITY-UPON-CRIME, England, this declaration is autographed, sealed and date-stamped by the Post Office, on the tenth day of the month of May, in the year known as two thousand and ten AD (Dwapara 310 – ascending).

By: __________________________________FATHER’S STRAWMAN
All Rights Reserved – Without Prejudice – Without Recourse – Non-Assumpsit
Errors & Omissions Excepted

By: _________________________________MOTHER’S STRAWMAN
All Rights Reserved – Without Prejudice – Without Recourse – Non-Assumpsit Errors & Omissions Excepted

Needless to say, the Registrar took exception to our declaration and sent us an aggressive notice threatening prosecution if our persons failed to comply, in response to which we sent the following missive.

STRICTLY PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL
CAROLINE SHORT-TEMPERED
REGISTRAR OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS
CIVIC CENTRE
ANNUITY-UPON-CRIME
N66 6XL

27 MAY 2010
NOTICE OF CONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE

NOTICE TO AGENTS IS NOTICE TO PRINCIPAL
NOTICE TO PRINCIPAL IS NOTICE TO AGENTS

Dear CAROLINE SHORT-TEMPERED,

Following receipt of your notice dated 24 May 2010 and pursuant to the enclosed NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT; I hereby serve NOTICE OF CONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE. Wherefore, MOTHER’S STRAWMAN and FATHER’S STRAWMAN agree to register the births of their children in the most expedient manner possible, upon receipt of the following items:
1. Material evidence demonstrating that MOTHER’S STRAWMAN and FATHER’S STRAWMAN have not been granted irrevocable superior guardianship rights over their children by the Creator of the Universe.
2. Material evidence demonstrating that MOTHER’S STRAWMAN and FATHER’S STRAWMAN have not accepted irrevocable Power of Attorney over their children’s well-being and property until the eighteenth anniversary of their birth.
3. Material evidence demonstrating that the information requested has not been settled into a private trust, precluding the disclosure of any and all details of their children’s births to any third party whatsoever.
4. Material evidence demonstrating that all disclosures of information pertaining to the existence of their children would not represent a breach of the aforementioned private trust, as well as the Laws of Equity.
5. Material evidence demonstrating that all those parties responsible for said breaches would not be liable for charges of THIRTY THOUSAND POUNDS STERLING (or functional currency of the United Kingdom) per occurrence.
6. Material evidence demonstrating that MOTHER’S STRAWMAN and FATHER’S STRAWMAN have consented to the statutory ‘duty’ prescribed by the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953, without which no sustainable cause of action for prosecution can arise.
7. Material evidence demonstrating that MOTHER’S STRAWMAN and FATHER’S STRAWMAN have not unequivocally denied their consent and/or authorisation to the Registrar and/or any other individual, organization or legal entity, to register information pertaining to the birth of their children, under any circumstances whatsoever.
8. Material evidence demonstrating that your statement that a “female child was born to… [MOTHER’S STRAWMAN] …on or about DATE OF BIRTH” does not represent two clear breaches of trust by the Registrar of Births and Deaths.
9. Material evidence demonstrating that any and all attempts to enforce statutes upon persons who have not consented to perform under said instruments would not represent fundamental breaches of international human rights laws, as well as the Laws of Nature.
Please find enclosed a certified copy of the DECLARATION OF DENIAL OF CONSENT TO REGISTER CHILDREN dated 10 May 2010, delivered to your office by Royal Mail Recorded Delivery on 12 May 2010. In good faith, we look forward to receiving the foregoing reasonably requested substance within seven (7) days of your receipt of this notice. Failure to deliver an appropriate response will result in the lawful presumption that the non-negotiable conditions cannot be met and that your request has been duly withdrawn, with no further action required.

Without malice, mischief, ill-will, frivolity or vexation; in sincerity and honour,

By: FATHER’S STRAWMAN™
For & on behalf of MOTHER’S STRAWMAN
All Rights Reserved – Without Prejudice – Without Recourse – Non-Assumpsit
Errors & Omissions Excepted

A reply [of sorts] was sent by the Registrar, in the form of an almost identical notice, to which we responded in kind.

STRICTLY PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL
CAROLINE SHORT-TEMPERED, REGISTRAR OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS
CIVIC CENTRE
ANNUITY-UPON-CRIME
N66 6XL

16 June 2010
NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY TO CURE DISHONOUR

NOTICE TO AGENTS IS NOTICE TO PRINCIPAL
NOTICE TO PRINCIPAL IS NOTICE TO AGENTS

Dear CAROLINE SHORT-TEMPERED,

Following receipt of your letter dated 11 June 2010, the contents of which are refused for cause on the basis that you have failed to respond appropriately to the NOTICE OF CONDITIIONAL ACCEPTANCE dated 27 May 2010; for and on behalf of MOTHER’S STRAWMAN, I hereby serve NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY TO CURE DISHONOUR.

Wherefore, in good faith, MOTHER’S STRAWMAN and FATHER’S STRAWMAN agree to register the births of their children in the most expedient manner possible, upon receipt of the following items:
1. Material evidence demonstrating that MOTHER’S STRAWMAN and FATHER’S STRAWMAN have not been granted irrevocable superior guardianship rights over their children by the Creator of the Universe.
2. Material evidence demonstrating that MOTHER’S STRAWMAN and FATHER’S STRAWMAN have not accepted irrevocable Power of Attorney over their children’s well-being and property until the eighteenth anniversary of their birth.
3. Material evidence demonstrating that the information requested has not been settled into a private trust, precluding the disclosure of any and all details of their children’s births to any third party whatsoever, unless that action is of significant benefit to the beneficiaries.
4. Material evidence demonstrating that all disclosures of information pertaining to the existence of their children would not represent a breach of the aforementioned private trust, as well as the Laws of Equity.
5. Material evidence demonstrating that all those parties responsible for said breaches would not be liable for charges of THIRTY THOUSAND POUNDS STERLING (or functional currency of the United Kingdom) per occurrence.
6. Material evidence demonstrating that MOTHER’S STRAWMAN and FATHER’S STRAWMAN have consented to the statutory ‘duty’ prescribed by the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953, without which no sustainable cause of action for prosecution can arise.
7. Material evidence demonstrating that MOTHER’S STRAWMAN and FATHER’S STRAWMAN have not unequivocally denied their consent and/or authorisation to the Registrar and/or any other individual, organization or legal entity, to register information pertaining to the birth of their children.
8. Material evidence demonstrating that your statement that a “female child was born to… [MOTHER’S STRAWMAN] …on or about DATE OF BIRTH” does not represent two clear breaches of trust by the Registrar of Births and Deaths.
9. Material evidence demonstrating that MOTHER’S STRAWMAN good faith presentment of a conditional acceptance of the unsubstantiated statutory obligation does not comprise a response delivered in “a positive manner”.
10. Material evidence demonstrating that, in accordance to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 and pursuant to the NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT dated 27 May 2010, the Registrar of Births and Deaths has not incurred default charges of FIFTEEN HUNDRED POUNDS STERLING (or functional currency of the United Kingdom).
11. Material evidence demonstrating that the children of MOTHER’S STRAWMAN and FATHER’S STRAWMAN will benefit significantly from the registration of their births.
12. Material evidence demonstrating that, in stating “your daughter will face considerable difficulties in the future if she does not have a birth certificate” in your letter of 11 June 2010, the Registrar of Births and Deaths has not breached the Malicious Communication Act 1988.
13. Material evidence demonstrating that any and all attempts to enforce statutes upon persons who have not consented to perform under said instruments would not represent fundamental breaches of international human rights laws, as well as the Laws of Nature.
In good faith, MOTHER’S STRAWMAN looks forward to receiving the foregoing reasonably requested substance within seven (7) days of your receipt of this notice. Failure to deliver an appropriate response will result in the lawful presumption that the non-negotiable conditions cannot be met and that your request has been duly withdrawn, with no further action required.

Without malice, mischief, ill-will, frivolity or vexation; in sincerity and honour,

By: FATHER’S STRAWMAN™
For & on behalf of MOTHER’S STRAWMAN
All Rights Reserved – Without Prejudice – Without Recourse – Non-Assumpsit
Errors & Omissions Excepted


Three months after our daughter’s birth, the Home Office sent a letter confirming that no further action would be taken, but not without attempting to convince us that obtaining a passport and a place at a state school would be extremely difficult for her because of the position we have taken.

Thus far, we have had no need to take our daughter to the local NHS surgery, but her name is privately registered with the practice for the purposes of dealing with any situation which necessitates a visit to the doctor. This was offered by our family GP without any fuss, after it was established that our daughter’s birth had not been registered on perfectly valid grounds, following a private meeting at our home with the doctor and a local authority Health Visitor.

During the meeting, which we agreed to in order to ensure that our position was fully understood by the extremely nervous, but ultimately supportive, people who were initially sent by their purported superiors to determine whether we posed any risk to our beautiful child, following the senior registrar’s reluctant decision to allow our refusal to register her birth to remain unchallenged, despite the previous threats of legal proceedings.

The main outcome of the meeting was that we accepted that our family doctor and the Heath Visitor had a common law obligation to make sure that a child who has not been registered is coming to no harm. Since this could only be established over a certain period of time, my wife and I agreed to allow the Health Visitor to visit us again when our daughter around her first and second birthdays.

These visits took place without any problems arising and involved little more that informal chats about her diet, sleeping patterns and susceptibility to illness, as well as growth rates and cognitive development. During these relaxed conversations my wife and I expressed our reasons for refusing to allow the NHS to vaccinate our daughter and our decision to take responsibility for the education of our children, none of whom will be attending the mind-programming open prison for children, more commonly known as school. Whilst eyebrows were certainly raised, no objections were, as it was abundantly obvious from the first visit to the last that our daughter is thriving.

When the doorbell rang for the final visit, the Health Visitor was welcomed into our home by a smiling two year old, who opened the door and proclaimed “Hello Sarah! Come in an’ have a cup of tea!” About half an hour later, following a conversation about the effect of our refusal to register upon the purported local authority because of certain “financial implications”, which we took as implicit confirmation that certain funds are lost by the council every time a child is not registered, she told us that it was obvious how well our daughter is progressing and that we were “…the future of parenting.” The registrar of births and deaths would no doubt take a different view.

With the common law obligations of the Health Visitor now fulfilled, she confirmed as she was leaving that the information given was to remain private and confidential in a closed file, which would be made available to us in the event of our request for such. However, for all intents and purposes, the Crown, its agencies and officers have accepted the fact that our lawfully declared superior guardianship rights cannot be superseded by government legislation.

The Passport Issue

We also wasted no time in applying for a passport from the Home Office, in support of which we sent the Certificate of Birth Record that we created ourselves, along with the following notice.

MR CHRISTOPHER DIDDLE
BUSINESS SERVICES MANAGER
IDENTITY & PASSPORT SERVICE
PO BOX 666

28 JULY 2010
NOTICE OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

NOTICE TO AGENTS IS NOTICE TO PRINCIPAL
NOTICE TO PRINCIPAL IS NOTICE TO AGENTS

Dear MR DIDDLE,

In my capacity as agent for my partner, MOTHER’S STRAWMAN; following receipt of your letter dated 09 July 2010 requesting a “Full Birth (or Full Adoption) Certificate or equivalent”, please find enclosed a Certificate of Birth Record for our daughter.

We fully understand the unusual nature of this presentment, which nevertheless provides the IDENTITY & PASSPORT SERVICE with all the necessary information to determine the unequivocal eligibility of our daughter for a UNITED KINGDOM PASSPORT: the name of the applicant; details and evidence of the place and date of her birth; evidence of the UK citizenship of her parents.

We acknowledge the fact that we have chosen not to register the birth of our children, since we are of the heartfelt belief that to do so would not be in their best interests, but we are also acutely aware that this enclosure more than adequately demonstrates our daughter’s entitlement to UNITED KINGDOM citizenship, whilst the right of all subjects [citizens] to travel to and from any port or place within those territories considered “Her Majesty’s dominions” is clearly prescribed by statute in the Union with Scotland Act 1706, for the purposes of which the issue of a passport is generally required.

Wherefore, in good faith, we trust this presentment meets with all reasonable requirements and look forward to receiving a UNITED KINGDOM PASSPORT for our daughter in due course. Should you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Without malice, mischief, ill-will, frivolity or vexation; in sincerity and honour,

By: FATHER’S STRAWMAN™
For & on behalf of MOTHER’S STRAWMAN
All Rights Reserved – Without Prejudice
Without Recourse – Non-Assumpsit
Errors & Omissions Excepted

Predictably enough, the I&P Office wrote back claiming that the Certificate of Birth Record was not sufficient evidence of our daughter’s right to a UK Passport, but they did concede that the application would be successful if we complied with the specific requirements stipulated by the Home Office.

MR CHRISTOPHER DIDDLE
BUSINESS SERVICES MANAGER
IDENTITY & PASSPORT SERVICE
PO BOX 666

17 SEPTEMBER 2010

NOTICE OF FURTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

NOTICE TO AGENTS IS NOTICE TO PRINCIPAL
NOTICE TO PRINCIPAL IS NOTICE TO AGENTS

Dear MR DIDDLE,

Following receipt of your letter dated 25/08/2010, in relation to the issue of a passport for DAUGHTER’S STRAWMAN; for and on behalf of MOTHER’S STRAWMAN, as requested, please find enclosed the following documents:

a. Letter dated 04/06/2010 from the partners of LOCAL SURGERY, with regard to our daughter’s six week development check, which was subsequently done by FAMILY DOCTOR at the address below.
b. Letter from the General Register Office dated 21 July 2010, clearly stating that our daughter’s birth has not been registered.

Since this presentment would seem to meet the requirements outlined in your letter of the 25th of August, we look forward to receiving our daughter’s passport within seven (7) days of your receipt of this notice, as it our intention to travel abroad shortly after that date.

In sincerity and honour,

By: FATHER’S STRAWMAN™
For & on behalf of MOTHER’S STRAWMAN
All Rights Reserved – Without Prejudice – Without Recourse – Non-Assumpsit
Errors & Omissions Excepted

Shortly afterwards we received another letter, this time stating that the letter from the partners of our local surgery did not comply with the strict requirements for the information for a successful application, to which we replied with the following notice.

MR CHRISTOPHER DIDDLE
BUSINESS SERVICES MANAGER
IDENTITY & PASSPORT SERVICE
PO BOX 666

21 October 2010

NOTICE OF FURTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

NOTICE TO AGENTS IS NOTICE TO PRINCIPAL
NOTICE TO PRINCIPAL IS NOTICE TO AGENTS

Dear MR DIDDLE,

As requested, please find enclosed a letter from our family doctor, confirming that our daughter was born on DATE OF BIRTH at PLACE OF BIRTH, and that she has lived with us at the address below since her birth, where FAMILY DOCTOR has performed two physical examinations.

Since this presentment would seem to meet the requirements discussed, we look forward to receiving our daughter’s passport in due course. Many thanks.

In sincerity and honour,

By: FATHER’S STRAWMAN™
For & on behalf of MOTHER’S STRAWMAN
All Rights Reserved – Without Prejudice – Without Recourse – Non-Assumpsit
Errors & Omissions Excepted

Fourteen days later, the documents we submitted with the application were returned, along with a note confirming that the application was being processed. The passport arrived in the post the following morning, thus demonstrating that the Home Office has no legal recourse to deny a passport to an unregistered child, provided that the right to have one issued can be demonstrated with a simple letter from the family doctor or a statutory declaration by an individual who has firsthand knowledge of the time and place of birth.

It is a wonderful feeling to know that our daughter’s future sweat equity has not been pledged to the Crown, in return for a Birth Certificate and the dwindling benefit privileges of the failing Welfare State. It is also reassuring to know that the government does not have the jurisdiction to interfere in our daughter’s life.

Until such time that we have an alternative, a security agreement on loan from Elizabeth II will be more than sufficient for our short-term international travel purposes, pursuant to the Law of Necessity. Once a diplomatic family passport has been acquired, Her Majesty’s will be duly disposed of.

References

Legitimacy Act 1926

An Act to amend the law relating to children born out of wedlock.

[...] Act modified by Legitimacy Act 1959 (c. 73), s. 1(2) (s. 1 of which said Act is repealed by Legitimacy Act 1976 (c. 31, SIF 49:7), Sch. 2 (subject to savings in Sch. 1 para. 4(2)(3) in relation to any dignity or title of honour or the devolution of property along therewith and in Sch. 1 para. 5 in relation to Succession to the Throne))

Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953

An Act to consolidate certain enactments relating to the registration of births and deaths in England and Wales with corrections and improvements made under the Consolidation of Enactments (Procedure) Act 1949.

[...] 2. Information concerning birth to be given to registrar within forty–two days.
In the case of every birth it shall be the duty—
(a) of the father and mother of the child; and
(b) in the case of the death or inability of the father and mother, of each other qualified informant, to give to the registrar, before the expiration of a period of forty–two days from the date of the birth, information of the particulars required to be registered concerning the birth, and in the presence of the registrar to sign the register: Provided that—
(i) the giving of information and the signing of the register by any one qualified informant shall act as a discharge of any duty under this section of every other qualified informant;
(ii) this section shall cease to apply if, before the expiration of the said period and before the birth has been registered, an inquest is held at which the child is found to have been still–born

[...] 4. Registrar’s power to require information concerning birth.

Where, after the expiration of forty–two days from the date of the birth of any child or from the date when any [F1 still–born child] is found exposed, the birth of the child has, owing to the default of the persons required to give information concerning it, not been registered, the registrar may by notice in writing require any qualified informant—
a) to attend personally at the registrar’s office, or at some other place appointed by the registrar within his sub–district, before such date (being not less than seven days after the receipt of the notice nor more than three months after the date of the birth or finding) as may be specified in the notice; and
b) to give information to the best of that person’s knowledge and belief of the particulars required to be registered concerning the birth; and
c) to sign the register in the presence of the registrar:
Provided that any such requirement shall cease to have effect if, before the date specified in the notice and before the person to whom the notice is given complies with it, the birth is duly registered.

[...] 36. Penalties for failure to given information, etc.

If any person commits any of the following offences, that is to say—
a) if, being required by or under this Act to give information concerning any birth or death . . . F1 or any dead body, he wilfully refuses to answer any question put to him by the registrar relating to the particulars required to be registered concerning the birth or death, or save as provided in this Act, fails to comply with any requirement of the registrar made thereunder;
b) if he refuses or fails without reasonable excuse to give, deliver or send any certificate which he is required by this Act to give, deliver or send;
c) if, being a parent and save as provided in this Act, he fails to give information concerning the birth of his child as required by this Act; or
d) if, being a parent of a legitimated person . . . F2 , he fails to comply with any requirement of the Registrar General made under or by virtue of section fourteen of this Act; or
e) if, being a person upon whom a duty to give information concerning a death is imposed by paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section sixteen or seventeen of this Act, he fails to give that information and that information is not given,
he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [F3 £2] for each offence.

[...] 38. Prosecution of offences and application of fines.

— (1) Subject as may be prescribed, a superintendent registrar may prosecute any person for an offence under this Act committed within his district, and any costs incurred by him in any such prosecution, being costs which are not otherwise provided for, shall be defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament.

From Bouvier’s:

DUTY, natural law. A human action which is, exactly conformable to the laws which require us to obey them.

2. It differs from a legal obligation, because a duty cannot always be enforced by the law; it is our duty, for example, to be temperate in eating, but we are under no legal obligation to be so; we ought to love our neighbors, but no law obliges us to love them.

3. Duties may be considered in the relation of man towards God, towards himself, and towards mankind. 1. We are bound to obey the will of God as far as we are able to discover it, because he is the sovereign Lord of the universe who made and governs all things by his almighty power, and infinite wisdom. The general name of this duty is piety: which consists in entertaining just opinions concerning him, and partly in such affections towards him, and such, worship of him, as is suitable to these opinions.

4. – 2. A man has a duty to perform towards himself; he is bound by the law of nature to protect his life and his limbs; it is his duty, too, to avoid all intemperance in eating and drinking, and in the unlawful gratification of all his other appetites.

5. – 3. He has duties to perform towards others. He is bound to do to others the same justice which he would have a right to expect them to do to him.

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