Editor's Note: I like the way that this article explains the
U.S.Citizen succinctly. However, I don't agree with calling the free
people on the land in the republic, "sovereign citizens," primarily
because the phrase is not included in any of the founding, organic
documents of this nation. You can confirm this for yourself. Moreover, the phrase is an oxymoron! Read more about the Sovereign Citizen. We agree with Bill Thornton and others that we are "people." Also, read about our friend Burt's Journey to Freedom.
The "federal government" is actually a corporation located in Washington, D.C., which is not a state, but a territory. A corporation is a legal fiction. It does not have a physical form, as does a human being. A corporation exists only on paper and in the minds of those who created it and those who acknowledge it as fictional entity.
The U.S. Constitution intended that the federal government not be allowed to have citizens of its own, but rather that everyone would be a citizen of one of the "several States." The federal government realized that it had no control over state Citizens, and so created a special class of citizen. This fictional citizen was designed primarily to protect corporations.
Because a corporation cannot create citizens, "U.S. citizens" are franchisees of the federal government. Those inalienable rights secured by state constitutions, and by the U.S. Constitution in the Bill of Rights, are not protected, and do not apply to the "U.S. citizen" through any constitution -- only through privileges granted by the federal government.
Prior to the Civil War, landowners and people born on the land, other than slaves, held citizen status in their respective states, and thus exercised inalienable rights. These people, known in law as state Citizens," were commonly called sovereign Citizens. This status has not changed; the status of a state Citizen is recognized in courts of law to this day.
assignment of a Social Security number puts people within a fictional
class designed to be "protected" by the federal government; these people
lose their free and independent status because of their forced
dependence. In this manner, "U.S.
citizens" are placed under federal jurisdiction (statutory law),
without the protection of either the U.S. Constitution or the various
A free people do not depend on a fictional entity to provide for them. The federal government was created to represent the states of the Union outside of the states, with regard to international diplomacy, for example, not to dictate to them. Under the U.S. Constitution, the federal government was given no police authority within any of the states. Though it was permitted to enact certain kinds of laws, these laws were to be enforced by the states.Because a "U.S. citizen" is a franchise of a corporation called "the United States," it is a fiction like the corporation that created it.
Any attempt to convert PRIVATE rights to PUBLIC rights without the EXPRESS rather than IMPLIED consent of the owner is a denial of a Republican form of government MANDATED by the United States Constitution and an act of INVASION. The main basis for a republican form of government is PRIVATE, INDIVIDUAL, PERSONAL rights. At SEDM, Sovereignty Education and Defense Ministry, you can find resources that address the following points and millions more:Rights v. Privileges