The ‘Legal Name’ Game – and How It’s Used Against You


By Pao L. Chang

Guest writer for Wake Up World

The legal name game is one of the greatest “con games” ever invented. The controllers of the New World Order use the legal name to trick you into (unknowingly) consenting to give away your natural rights, to federal government. Once you do this, everything that you purchase or acquire under that legal name legally belongs to the government. In other words, your car, your house, and anything that you have purchased or owned using your legal name is legally the property of government.

The good news is that they did not do this lawfully and therefore, they have no lawful standing. So, if you want to learn how to defend your rights effectively, you first need to understand the differences between the words legal and lawful.

Lawful or Legal?

The following definitions are quoted from A Dictionary of Law 1893:

Lawful. In accordance with the law of the land; according to the law; permitted, sanctioned, or justified by law. “Lawful” properly implies a thing conformable to or enjoined by law; “Legal”, a thing in the form or after the manner of law or binding by law. A writ or warrant issuing from any court, under color of law, is a “legal” process however defective. See legal.”

Legal. Latin legalis. Pertaining to the understanding, the exposition, the administration, the science and the practice of law: as, the legal profession, legal advice; legal blanks, newspaper. Implied or imputed in law. Opposed to actual.”

In the natural hierarchy, something that is lawful is above something that is legal. If something is legal, it does not necessary mean that it is lawful. Lawful is more about natural rights and legal is more about rights (privileges) given by man or the government.

“Legal” looks more to the letter [form/appearance], and “Lawful” to the spirit [substance/content], of the law. “Legal” is [a] more appropriate [word] for conformity to positive rules of law; “Lawful” for accord with ethical principle… A legal process can be defective in law.” [source]

The Birth Certificate Trap

The government document that is used to forge your name and trick you into giving up your natural rights, is the birth certificate, which is actually a bond and a contract. This is why your birth certificate is traded on the stock market. The birth certificate is your first commercial contract with the State, and your entry into their vampiric game called the debt-based commerce system.

To learn more about the birth certificate trap, watch the short and informative video below.

Some spiritual teachers have said that the legal name is the “mark of the beast”. In my opinion, the “mark of the beast” can mean a few different things — all associated with a mark of spiritual slavery. The legal name is just one of them.

What is the Legal Name?

Your legal name is created by the government to trick you into doing business with it, and submitting to its rule. To be more specific, your real name is an appellation. Only “things” have names. Furthermore, living and breathing people have autographs, not signatures. A signature is used by a corporate officer to do business with a corporation.

In the legal system, when a person’s name is written in all lower case (i.e., john quincy adams) it is referring to a natural and living person. Furthermore, when a person is described as “John Quincy of the House Adams”, it is referring to a natural and living person.

When a name is NOT written like the two examples above, 99 percent of the time it is referring to an artificial person, also known as a corporation. It is important to know that in the legal system the word person can mean many things, such as a corporation, legal name, legal person, artificial person, or natural person.

Most of the time when you receive a letter or document from a bank, a court, or a government agency, your name is written in all CAPITAL LETTERS. This ‘all caps’ name tells lawyers, attorneys, and judges that it is a legal name of a corporation or a dead man’s estate. If the legal name is written in CAPITAL LETTERS and the letters are ITALICIZED, it is the name of a ship.

The legal naming convention is described by as follows:

  • john –quincy: adams = a living American endowed with all his natural
  • John Quincy Adams = a foreign situs trust used in commercial shipping
  • JOHN QUINCY ADAMS = a foreign estate trust
  • John Q. Adams = a public transmitting utility company
  • John q. Adams = a public foundation
  • JOHN Q. Adams = a cooperative
  • JOHN QUINCY ADAMS = a boat or ship used in public commerce [*Editor’s note: According to the book You Know Something Is Wrong When… An American Affidavit of Probable Cause, this name is supposed to be italicized ie. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS ]
  • JOHN QUINCY Adams = a commonwealth trust
  • J. QUINCY Adams = a slave owned by Exxon Corporation
  • J.Q. Adams = a foreign pauper forbidden to own land
  • Adams, John Q. = a taxpayer
  • ADAMS, JOHN Q. = a soldier
  • adams, john q. = a slave


“There are dozens of different potential meanings that can be arbitrarily assigned to anyone’s name and used to “represent” radically different entities. In a verbal conversation we can talk all day long about someone or something named “John Quincy Adams” and which john quincy adams or what kind of JOHN QUINCY ADAMS will never be known, except from the context of the conversation — but on paper the use of such a system instantly defines what or whom is being talked about — if you know the system.

“This is what the legal, banking, and political systems use to control you — essentially, to enslave you. It is a crime known as “personage”. By arbitrarily creating an Estate trust named after you and claiming to own this thing they created, they have falsely claimed to own you and your assets and to literally buy and sell “you” on stock exchanges, ship “you” out of ports, and tax “you” for doing things you’ve never done. After all, there is no law against enslaving an ESTATE trust, is there? Or arresting a slave? Or charging a tax on importing revenue to Puerto Rico?”

The Main Role of the Legal Name

The following paragraphs are an excerpt from my second seminar that explains in details the main role of the legal name:

The government can only operate in a fictional world because it is a corporation. According to Black’s Law Dictionary 6th Edition, a corporation is “an artificial person or legal entity created by or under the authority of the laws of a state.” Because the government is a corporation (artificial person), it is a fictitious entity that has no natural rights or power. Its main source of power comes from feeding on the energy of the people.

Since a corporation is a fictitious person, it cannot think, speak, see, touch, smell, or do anything that a living person can do. In other words, a corporation cannot, by itself, function in the real world. To function in the real reality, it needs a conduit or a liaison of some sort to connect it, and the fictional world in which it exists, to the real reality.

As living, breathing people, we exist in the real world, not a fictional world. But government exists in a fictional reality, so it can only deal directly with other fictional persons, such as corporations, agencies, and states.

This is why the name of the place that you go to for a trial is called a “court-room.” Do you remember what I said earlier about why the court is a place where people go to when they want to play a game? When it comes to the government, the court has to operate as a game, because it is dealing with a fictional thing. This is why the court system is all based on presumption when it is dealing with the government and the legal person.

Because the government cannot deal directly with the real you, it needs to trick you to agree to be a conduit or a liaison, so that it can connect you to the fictional government. This conduit is the legal person (legal name), which is the name written in all caps. This legal person is not you, but is a fictitious entity used by the government to do business with you.

The moment you agree to be the legal person (legal name), (ie. by showing I.D.) you create a contract that connects you to the legal person. This allows the government to do business with you. It also allows the government and the court to have jurisdiction over you. However, you can void the contract anytime you want.

Digging Deeper

Here is a great article from that exposes the fraud of the legal system at a deeper level. If you are having trouble reading the article, click here to go to the PDF file. It is followed by two excellent articles about the legal name game courtesy of Kate of Gaia.

These two articles have excellent information about the legal name game. I highly recommend them! If you are having trouble reading the articles, visit this link and this link to go to the PDF files.


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About the author:

Pao L Chang

Throughout my life, I have always felt that there was something not right about our society. The year I graduated from high school, an event occurred that was so dramatic that it sparked something inside me, causing my true spiritual awakening. That event was known as 9/11. As years passed, my awakening became more intense, motivating me to seek for knowledge to satisfy my desire for the truth.Hello independent thinkers, spiritual truth seekers and freedom lovers! My name is PL Chang, and I’m the author and founder of and My main goal is to empower you with knowledge that is beyond the conventional paradigm to help free your mind and increase your spiritual well-being to a whole new level.

After graduating from the Art Institutes International Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Arts, I decided to educate myself with the knowledge that will help me understand what reality and life truly are. As a result, I invested more of my free time studying ancient civilization, natural remedies, spirituality, holistic healing, alternative medicine, energy mechanics, quantum mechanics, multidimensional physics, the science of consciousness and other esoteric knowledge.

In September of 2007 (at the age of 25), I created my first blog After five years of writing wellness and conscious living articles for, I chose to open another blog for the purpose of sharing my spiritual wisdom to the world. Hence, was born. My goal is to make a difference in the world by uniting people through the power of thought, love and unity.

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