The attempt by a BC family to trade their birth certificates for access to secret and mythical bank accounts containing untold riches prompted a scathing decision by a judge, who called their claims “incoherent and unintelligible nonsense.”
Jason and Nadia Zimmer, residents of Abbotsford, BC, a city about 70 kilometers southeast of Vancouver, along with their daughter Taliyah, filed a petition in the BC Supreme Court earlier this year, arguing that they were each “promised heir to the kingdom” at birth, but have been wrongfully denied rightful ownership by government officials.
Their claim appears to be based on a decades-old pseudo-legal scheme promoted by leaders in the Organized Pseudo-Legal Commercial Argument (OPCA) world, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Gary Weatherill said in a ruling posted online this weekdescribing it as completely devoid of any merit.
“It is nothing more than incoherent and unintelligible nonsense devoid of any viable claim or cause of action known to law. It is supported by equally incoherent and unintelligible affidavits. It is, by any measure, frivolous and vexatious to the extent that it can be removed without further analysis,” Weatherill wrote.
The Zimmers represented themselves in court. They have not responded to requests for comment.
During a hearing, Jason Zimmer spoke on behalf of the family, telling the judge, “We are here to get our property,” according to the ruling.
The family claims that they have never consented to be governed and were asking for access to values supposedly assigned to them from birth.
A ‘demon-haunted, conspiratorial shadow world’
To understand exactly what the Zimmers wanted, Weatherill turned to a famous decision from the Queen’s Court of Justice in Alberta that carefully cataloged a series of OPCA arguments that have been repeatedly tried and rejected in Canadian courts.
In it Decision Meads v. 736 paragraph MeadsJudge John Rooke outlined what he described as a “money for nothing” scheme, specifically known as “Accept for Value” or A4V.
“The mythology behind the ‘A4V’ scheme is extremely peculiar and requires traveling into the shadowy world of the OPCA community, conniving and demon-haunted,” Rooke wrote.
“As I understand it, the promoters of A4V… claim that each person is associated with a secret government bank account containing millions of dollars.”
That bank account, according to Rooke, is usually tied to some form of government identification, whether it’s a social security number or a birth certificate.
“A4V proponents claim that the government maintains these bank accounts to monetize the state after it left the gold standard. Put another way, the theory, as I understand it, is that people are owned by the state that it uses to secure its currency. This is often expressed as a form of ‘slavery,'” he wrote.
Rooke went on to say that “it is most unfortunate that anyone should be so gullible as to believe that there is free money to be had from these theatres, but nonetheless some…seem unable to resist the lure of unencumbered wealth.”
Zimmers’ March 2023 petition to the court echoes the reasoning for these A4V schematics.
“When we, the petitioners, were born, a Christian title evidencing that we were a promised heir to the kingdom was created in the form of a ‘Declaration of Birth,'” it read.
It suggests that a “security instrument” was deposited with the Bank of Canada in their names when they were born, and their birth certificates could be used to redeem it when they reached the age of majority.
The Zimmers say they have exchanged their “certificates of entitlement” with US Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and notified her BC counterpart and lieutenant governor of their rights.
“There has been no response,” the petition says, going on to allege that these government officials are “causing irreparable harm” by refusing to acknowledge their responsibilities.
Among the legal authorities the Zimmers rely on to further these claims is the 1611 King James Bible.
It names several BC and Canadian government officials as respondents. In dismissing the petition, Weatherill wrote that the Zimmers should pay those parties their full legal costs.
Bogus legal theories based on fanciful interpretations of the law popular with groups like Freemen on the Land have seen a resurgence since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Followers of these ideas have tried unsuccessfully to use these theories to argue against everything from travel restrictions to vaccination mandates.
This month alone, fans of anti-vaccine activist Daniel Nagase filed in a Vancouver court and they attempted to declare themselves a “common law grand jury under Magna Carta” in Nagase’s $66.6 million lawsuit for vaccinating his children. A request to dismiss that claim will be heard in August.