PMAs offer freedom
Note: The answers provided to most of these questions are assuming you are a U.S. citizen.
What is a PMA?
A Private Membership Association (“PMA”) is men and woman collectively asserting and standing upon their rights to determine what devices, products, procedures, advice, or services will be most beneficial for them. Members have freedom to go about their business without being censored through regulation or restriction upon these rights.
A PMA is like a private family (PMA creator = the head of the family; PMA members = family members). Just like in a close family, what is communicated or happens inside a family’s private home, among only family members are private matters generally immune from and not subject to censorship/control by any administrative agency of any government.
How do PMAs relate to current laws?
PMAs have an established history and maintain a significant and unique standing in law; they are generally immune from most, if not all, state and federal Public Laws. The exception would be if the activities of the association causes an immediate threat of serious harm or death.
Why are they immune from public laws? They are private, not public. The ability to form a PMA and the protections given to a properly formed PMA seem to be new information to many people but they are not a new concept. You have the right to assemble and to associate. That right has always been there. Private Membership Associations have been around for a very long time.
NOTE: The level of protections will always be determined by your founding documents. If it’s done right, the documents will define who has the authority to get involved, or to not get involved.
With my help, your PMA will keep the state and federal laws out of your private domain.
What are some examples of PMAs?
Private Associations are commonly known as Private Membership Association, Private Education Association, Private Health Association, Private Ministerial Association (Faith based organization or FBO), Private Drinking Club, Private Social Club, Private Fraternal Organization, and others. Examples may be Drinking is allowed inside “private clubs” in “dry counties” in states where the sale of alcohol to the public is restricted or illegal; membership is restricted and only private rules apply inside private golf, baseball, football, soccer and other sports clubs; Men’s, Women’s, Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs; the Cub, Brownie, Boy and Girl Scouts of America; the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (N.A.A.C.P.); the American Medical Association; and, even the state and national BAR Associations, all of which are various forms of a PMA, and they generally follow only their own rules (bylaws).
If they have these protections in place, shouldn’t we?
Is it more difficult to do business using PMAs?
Having a PMA makes running a business much easier, as you have private protections, avoid the headaches of compliance regulation, and in many cases avoid the need for the typically expected keeping track of accounting documents.
Who Can Create my Non-Statutory PMA?
As a trained PMA advisor I can help you create one. Contact me to get started.
No member of the BAR (attorney at law) can provide one. They can only provide a statutory compliant version of the Private Association. Nor can it be done online for free through an IRS website. All they know is statutory business, which does not provide you the protections being discussed above.
Source PMA is a Private Membership Association and Ministry ONLY
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