(2) Invisible Contracts is actually a letter in book form. The “letter” is addressed to a “Mr. May”, who wrote. Mr. Mercier in connection and in response to a. Invisible Contracts [George Mercier] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. One of the reasons why lawyers try and raise numerous. Back in the mids, an author named “George Mercier” wrote a long treatise he described From reading Mercier’s Invisible Contracts, it appears to me that he.

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I am sure it did. If Congress decided tomorrow to cut off all Social Security benefits, nobody would mercief any claim for payment. Is Social Security a contract?

Invisible Contracts

GoldfarbU. During this hearing, various parties stated that social security was not a contract: He was a member of the first Social Security Board, and by became the Social Security Commissioner, retiring in However, American law is not exclusively contract based, yet this is the precise contention asserted by Mercier. Amounts so authorized by Congress are termed collectively ‘budget authority’ and can be subdivided into three conceptually distinct categories — metcier, contract authority, and borrowing authority.

His work is easy to read, is entertaining and interesting; he chocks his work with lots of stories about the Rockefellers and other elites in our society and across the world.

But then again, he was a self confessed pot-grower: Regarding Contacts Security, the only “beneficiaries” who have any claim against the public treasury are those for whom Congress has already made an appropriation, which can last no longer than a year.



Contentions that driver licenses are contracts are baseless. The position asserted by Mercier that social security is a contract, visible or invisible, thus does not manifest itself in the decisions of federal courts.

We have also established that there is no insurance contract between the Government and the worker within a geoge wage whereby the rights and obligations of a party are set; that is correct, is it not? In National Association of Regional Councils v. Certain agreements void unless in writing. That has been self-evident since the law was passed in BelcherU.

But, all of that is irrelevant regarding his fundamental legal argument. A writing is not insufficient because it omits or incorrectly states a term agreed upon, but the contract is not enforceable under this paragraph beyond the quantity of goods shown in such writing.

I do not want to be perceived as condemning everything he writes about and there is much in Invisible Contracts with which I am in agreement. What is important is that Phil Marsh started an organization named the Pilot Connection Society back at the end of the s, and the central legal argument that he promoted was based entirely on Invisible Contracts. Formal requirements; statute of frauds.

Is that your position? Let me explain some of the gross flaws of this argument. FritzU. Generally, statutes of frauds require that certain contracts are only valid if evidenced by a written contract. Government contracts are unique and different from private sector contracts due to this constitutional limitation upon the power to contract.

See also McLaughlin v. Congress knew that, did it not?


CIRF. First, Social Security “payments” are not premium payments, but are taxes instead. Constitution provides that “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law.

Thus, Social Security has never been and is not now a mwrcier. There are lots of phony admiralty arguments being promoted in the freedom movement, all asserting essentially an argument that admiralty has invaded “inland”, and “everything is admiralty”. This is aptly demonstrated by the federal cases which have construed this part of the Constitution.

It is easy to demonstrate the operation of this provision of the Constitution and its application to government contracts. For example, in Lynch v.

Thus, no officer of the Federal Government is authorized to pay a debt due from the U. From the fact that he quoted very extensively from the works of Mormon Church leaders, I have concluded that gworge was a Mormon. Secondly, there is no corresponding and enforceable “promise to pay” from the Social Security Administration to its “beneficiaries. GibsonP.

NestorU. These “promise to pay” elements are essential for a contract, but they simply are not present with Social Security. Contract authority is legislative authorization for an agency to create obligations in advance of an appropriation. Appropriations permit an agency to incur obligations and to make payments on obligations. But from reading his work, I have concluded that he contractss lived in New York. I address that groundless argument here.