Sovcit – Hartford van Dyke

I had no idea that van Dyke was released. The “Friends of Liberty Network” talks to Hartford van Dyke in the State of Washington.

He has some interesting stories about Pearl Harbor.

My name is Hartford Van Dyke. My father was the Lyle H. Van Dyke that is cited in almost every federal brief written against so-called ‘common law liens’.

“My father’s uncle Gerald Mason Van Dyke was the man in the intelligence department in the Hawaiian Islands that sent the warning message to Washington D.C. Thursday afternoon December 4th 1941 at 2:00 pm Hawaiian time (7:00pm Washington D.C. time) warning the U.S. government U.S. Naval intelligence of the impending attack on Pearl Harbor Sunday Dec. 7th 1941.

“His message was received in Naval Intelligence sixty-six hours before the Pearl Harbor attack by Rear Admiral Paulis Prince Powell and relayed to Secretary of Navy Knox and Under Secretary of the Navy James Vincent Forrestal.


Hartford was sentenced for filing “commercial liens” by the District Court of Oregon

SENTENCING DATE: 7/28/03; IMPRISONMENT: Count 1 – 60 months; Counts 3 through 15: 37 months as to each count, to run concurrently with each other and consecutive with the sentence imposed in Count 1; Count 2 – 37 months, to run concurrently with the sentences imposed in Count 1 and Counts 3 through 15; SUPERVISED RELEASE: 5 years; RESTITUTION: $20,395.83, joint and several with John S Nolan; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT: $100 for each count, total of $1,500.00

What did they do? I am still trying to put together the pieces

“Nolan and Van Dyke filed a lien against the company with the Oregon Supreme Court. Although it wasn’t binding, they allegedly issued fictitious financial instruments against the company’s accounts.”

He believes that if you file an affidavit against someone, like the Sheriff, he no longer holds any power over you until he fully answers this.

Oh my… They tried this in the Oregon case, but the judge did not appear to be intimidated or impressed by the ‘arguments’.

He also believes that he has several billion dollars worth in liens against some people in the State of Washington. Oh my…

Darby believed him… Sad. Luckily he did not get charged for his foolish attempts.

As a “Anti-Government Movement Guidebook”  observes:

Several years ago, Hartford Van Dyke asserted an argument that one could file commercial liens against other parties via an ancient process which he only recently discovered. The advocates of this argument claimed that history showed the use of this process and that the “law” was full of cases where this process had been used with success. In an effort to confirm the validity of this argument, I tried to find any mention in history or the law of this process but came up empty handed. But this deficiency did not matter for these advocates and they filed liens all over the place against judges and all sorts of other public officials. I only comment in passing that many of the people who became involved with this endeavor had their lives ruined. What about the 17 innocent members of the Missouri common law court who filed liens against a local judge? Some of these unfortunate souls are presently incarcerated for 7 years. What about Leroy Schwitzer and the other Freemen now in jail in Montana? What about Grant McEwan?

A 1983 Oregon case. Did this involve van Dyke’s father? Or was it the same van Dyke

The United States brought this action to deter persons commonly described as “tax protesters” from filing various documents with county clerks. The documents in question are meaningless, void writings designated as “Common Law Liens.” The forms upon which some of the liens are drafted are copyrighted to one Gerald Hanson, who delights in filing frivolous lawsuits. See Hanson v. Goodwin, 432 F.Supp. 853, 856-858 (D.Wash.1977). The “Common Law Liens” are primitive affairs, basically consisting of captions such as “Common Law Lien on the Property and Hand Signature of the Following Persons,” followed by a list of people. There is no explanation of how the “lien” arose, nor a recital of any legal action pending or concluded against the named parties. Tax protestors apparently obtain the names and addresses of employees of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other federal employees, and file these “liens” out of spite against the named individuals.

The so-called “liens” are of course invalid and of no legal force or effect. However, they are used by persons such as Mr. Van Dyke and Mr. Randolph to harass IRS employees and deter them from enforcing the tax laws. The tax protestors, while claiming to act in the interests of freedom and personal liberty, use this weapon to harass private individuals in their private lives, as part of the tax protestors’ campaign. See United States v. Hart, 545 F.Supp. 470, 473-475 (D.N.D.1982), aff’d, 701 F.2d 749 (8th Cir.1983).

Yes, as van Dyke stated above

My father was the Lyle H. Van Dyke that is cited in almost every federal brief written against so-called ‘common law liens’

van Dyke talks about his interactions with a ‘bug eyed’ person from the Secret Service. He talked to the FBI in Vancouver about all his information. They ‘left him alone’ for 5 years while he was putting ‘notes on the street’. He was a pioneer of the idea and nobody has found any fault in it, not even after prison time, and they have never been challenged.

The VFW is entitled to 400 million dollars from one of these notes… ROTFL… Let’s see when they try to ‘spend’ the note. It’s a lot of money, and well worth the effort to cash in on it… If the counties were to broker their own notes… He really believes that these notes have any commercial value.

I can’t wait… But you can check out some of the pretty pictures

The Thom Satterlee mentioned in the above PDF is recently died in a mud slide. A sovereign citizen who wanted his county

According to Everett’s Herald newspaper, Satterlee has frequently advocated that a portion of Snohomish County dubbed Freedom County by supporters secede from the United States. Over the years, Satterlee has been convicted of practicing law without a license, seen his non-existent county’s sheriff jailed, and had the Secret Service confiscate “public wealth rebate notes” he attempted to redeem at a bank.


June 1997 — U.S. Secret Service agents confiscate “public wealth rebate notes” that Satterlee attempted to redeem at a local bank, in part to fund Freedom County. The notes, which have a purported face value of $38 million, supposedly get their value from liens filed by anti-government activists against federal officials.