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Private Membership Associations Are the Solution to Dangerous Government Mandates


People may reassert their freedom to work, do business and interact with each other in private clubs not open to the general public; thus avoiding “vaccine” mandates



Employees Can Change Their Relationship with their Workplace to ‘Contractor’


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, November 17, 2021

   With the recent rise of National Socialism’s COVID-19 authoritarian mandates from the  likes Maine’s Democrat Governor Janet “Big Sister” Mills and U.S. presidential impersonator, Joe Biden, many people have been arbitrarily cast out of work for refusing to participate in the ongoing COVID-19 gene therapy medical trials which have killed over 17,000 people in the U.S. alone, so far this year.

   Joe Biden’s handlers recently forced the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to mandate the participation in those experimental medical trials to all employers who have more than 100 employees.  A similar mandate was recently dreamt up by Big Sister Mills—with no input from the legislature—which has caused thousands of nurses and other health care workers in Maine to be removed from their job for refusing to participate in those medical trials.

   The short solution for people outside of healthcare is to simply change their relationship with their employer from that of “employee” to “contractor.”  Rather than fill out a W-9 form, it’s as simple as using a 1099 instead and work as a contractor under terms agreed upon by both parties. 

   However, a longer term solution is also available for businesses who don’t want to participate in the deadly and destructive government mandates but still want to be able to provide their products and services.  That solution is in removing the business from operating in the “public” realm—which government has authority to regulate—and moving it into the private realm in the form of a Private Membership Association (PMA).

   PMAs have been around for years and the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled consistently that states cannot regulate the relationships within the Association because those relationships are governed by private contracts and government is prohibited from passing laws that impair private contracts.

   At his website, David Edwards explains the difference in law venue.  “an understanding of the difference between a mala in se crime and a mala prohibita crime is important. A mala in se crime is a “crime or evil in itself,” e.g. murder, rape, bank robbery, etc. even under common-law.  A mala prohibita crime is not a ‘crime in itself’ but is only a crime because a state legislature or federal congress makes it a crime for the public welfare,” said Edwards.  “For example, the federal government or a state may decide to license a certain profession that was legal to do before licensing. After the licensing statute, a person who conducts that profession without a license could be charged with a felony criminal offense for practicing without a license.  [But] a private mode or domain is protected and is a different domain than a public domain. What was a mala prohibita felony criminal act in the public domain became a legally protected act in the private domain or private association. A mala in se crime is not legally protected in the private domain or private association.  This means that you can practice almost anything without a license within your properly formed Private Membership Association of private members! The only exception is if your association practices, proposes or promotes a clear and present danger of substantive evil.”

   PMAs are essentially private clubs that have an application process, annual dues and a contractual agreement between the founder and the members.  Since a PMA is not open to the general public, it can provide products or services to its members that government would ordinarily regulate (or refuse mandates, in the case of COVID-19 injections) in businesses that are open to the public and have “employees.”

   Edwards gives the example of private drinking clubs in Texas where many counties are “dry” and don’t allow the sale of alcoholic beverages.  “Some states, such as Texas, allow individual counties and cities to govern the sale of alcohol. As a result, 46 of Texas’ 254 counties are dry, meaning that the sale of alcohol is forbidden,” explained Edwards.  “However, by joining a private drinking club, members are able to sell alcohol to other members even though local law prohibits this activity. (Consumption of alcohol is neither illegal nor has it been deemed counter to society’s general interest, particularly in the realm of a 1st and 14th Amendment Association.)”

   But, PMAs can be used for much more than golf courses and drinking clubs.  They can also be used for health care, assisted living, hair dressing and grocery stores.  Pretty much any business currently open to the public can operate just as easily in private.

   For example, here in Maine thousands of qualified health care workers have been cast out of work by the governor’s reckless and irresponsible mandate which attempted to force them to participate in a COVID-19 gene therapy medical trial.  There are as many people on the other side of the business model in the form of patients who need assisted living, nursing home or just physical therapy and cardiac services but don’t want to participate in the medical trials those facilities are also arbitrarily mandating as a condition to receive their service.

   This has created a situation where there is demand for a service in one group of people and the ability to provide that service in another group.  The only way these two groups can get together without having to participate in the gene therapy mandates is for a Private Membership Organization(s) to form that can provide that service on a membership basis.  This way, nurses and health care workers could continue to work and patients who choose not to be injected with toxic drugs can contract with those providers under a private contractual arrangement outside of the purview of government edicts or mandates.

   Expanded further, grocery stores, convenience stores, gas stations and other traditionally public businesses may find a new market in a Private Membership Association as more and more people discover the dangers associated with the gene therapy shots and look to avoid mandates that would require them to participate in those medical trials as a prerequisite for shopping for food, clothing or other products they need.

   Edwards has a team of trained councilors who can assist businesses and people in setting up a PMA tailored for their specific situation. For more information on this option and how to avoid government overreach into what should be private lives and private business transactions, visit his website:

   For those who would like to watch an interview with Edwards,click here to access the rumble video.