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Gavilan
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The USofA is a Union, not a Nation-State, and Why This Matters

When referring to The United States of America, President Lincoln called it a union, not a state or country. Lincoln said, “I do not expect the Union to be dissolved.” We have been mistakenly taught in schools, through songs, and elsewhere that the USofA is a nation or country, when it is really a union, confederation, or federation. We have also been taught we are federal citizens, rather than state citizens. This matters because most federal statutes do not apply to state citizens.

The Constitution for The USofA starts with, “in order to form a more perfect union…” It does not say, in order to form a more perfect state or country.

The United States code, in section 28 U.S. Code § 297, says the 50 states are ‘compact states’ and ‘countries’. This section deals with federal judges serving as judges for one of the states:

    Subsection (b) says, “reimbursement from the countries referred to in subsection (a)”.
    Subsection (a) says, “… serve temporarily as a judge of any duly constituted court of the freely associated compact states whenever an official duly authorized by the laws of the respective compact state requests such assignment.”

The U.S. Government Style Manual lists the nationalities for the natives of these states/countries. The nationalities are Alabamian, Louisianian, Ohioans, and 47 others. The natives are citizens of their respective state, or state citizens.

The Articles of Confederation, which preceded the constitution, and is still law, has ‘confederation’–not ‘state’ or ‘country’–in the title. This is because The USofA is confederation, federation, or union. Note that the root of ‘confederation’ is ‘federation’. Both federations, as I see it.

The USofA is not even a republic. There is a story about someone asking a founding father at Philadelphia, “What do we have?” He may have replied, “You have a republic, if you can keep it.” In the constitution, the word ‘republic’ is only used in reference to the States in the Union: “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,…” Each of the States is a republic, but the USofA is not. It’s a federation.

Bouvier’s Law Dictionary defines ‘federal’ to mean a ‘league or compact between two or more states.’ In other words, the Constitution for The USofA is a treaty of sorts. Here’s the definition:

FEDERAL, government. This term is commonly used to express a league or compact between two or more states.

2. In the United States the central government of the Union is federal. The constitution was adopted “to form a more perfect union” among the states, for the purpose of self-protection and for the promotion of their mutual happiness.

The definition does have the word ‘central’ which otherwise might mean one state, but the definition specifically states the ‘central’ government is a government of the Union, not one state. Union, compact, league, federal…all the same. Someone wrote that ‘federal’ means ‘contract’ as in a ‘contract government’; though I can’t find anything on the Web to support this.

The Pledge of Allegiance perpetuates the myth that The USofA is a republic, starting with, “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic…” The flag represents a union of republics, not a single republic.

The pledge goes on to say, “one nation, under god.” This is false, unless I don’t know the meaning of the word ‘nation’. I have seen the word ‘nation’ used as ‘nation-state’ to differentiate a nation-state from a city-state, which is smaller. Each of the 50 states is a nation-state.

The so-called Civil War was not a ‘civil war’ because The USofA is union not a state/country. ‘Civil war’ implies two groups within one state fighting for control of the one state. The so-called Civil War was an international war. Once the Southern states left the Union, they were as foreign to the Northern states as Mexico. If the Northern States fought Mexico, no one would call it a Civil War.

If the states within the United Nations started a war with each other, that would not be a civil war either because the UN is just an association. The ‘Civil War’ label helps support the myth that The USofA is one (nation) state.

Songs such as My Country, ‘Tis of Thee also perpetuate the myth. It would be more accurate to say “My Union, tis of thee.” What is the national anthem for Nevada? Or for Pennsylvania? They existed as colonies long before the creation of the union.

The Treaty of Paris, which officially ended the War of Independence from the United Kingdom (also a union), calls the states sovereign and independent states (plural).

His Brittanic Majesty acknowledges the said United States, viz., New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, to be free sovereign and independent states… [Read a more about the treaty.]

The responsibilities for the union, The USofA, were so few that the congress originally met in early December and adjourned later that month. They only had about two weeks of work. The 20th amendment moved the start date to early January. Legislating the entire year implies the congress is managing a nation-state, rather than a union.

Constitution: The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day.

Amendment 20. Sec. 2. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3d day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.

The union is vitally important when the union goes to war with another state. In war, the union flag matters and the federal congress matters. In war, all the states of the union coordinate to fight as one. Perpetual wars, such as the ‘War on Terrorism’ and the Cold War, have encouraged state citizens to mistakenly think the states officially combined into a larger entity. There are still 50 free and sovereign nation-states.

Does thou think the European Union is a nation-state? Give it time and all the people in the member states, such as France, will think they are ‘European Citizens’ and forget they are French, meaning French state citizens.

The EU has a congress and will soon have an army. It has or will have patriotic, nationalistic songs. It has a flag. The EU flag will be flown, while the state flags will gradually be lowered and folded up. Don’t think this will happen? This is what happened to the 50 states of North America. Where are the state flags? Why aren’t state flags hanging from their front porches?

The USofA is a union but most mistakenly think it is a nation-state. If only the USofA were called the ‘American Union’, then it would be harder to convince people it was a nation-state.

When discussing the Israel-Arab conflict, some people propose a “two-state solution”. They don’t say a “two-country solution”. Two states means two sovereign states, emphasis on sovereign.

Mexico and Germany may not be nation-states either because Germany and Mexico are comprised of states. As far as I can tell, a state cannot be comprised of states. That may like saying a country is comprised of countries. On Wikipedia, Germany is referred to as a federated organization of states. The same Wikipedia entry also likely incorrectly refers to this federation as a nation-state. In 1823, Mexico was called the United Mexican States. Again, it is a group or association of States, not a nation-state.

Everyone gets so riled up about whether the president of The USofA is a democrat or republican. He or she is only president of the union. What matters is one’s state. Or at least it used to matter until the state accepted federal handouts and simultaneously agreed to federal mandates.

If federal politics aggravate thee, revitalize the sovereignty of thy state government. The 10th Amendment states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
Each state has state citizens
Now that I have shown The USofA is not a state or country, I hope it will be easier to see that the citizens of the 50 states are citizens of their respective states, first. And this makes them citizens of The USofA. The State Citizen differs from the U.S. Citizens, who is a federal citizen, first. Federal/U.S. citizens are people born in the territories such as Puerto Rico and also the 14th Amendment citizens who are decedents of formerly enslaved men.

An interesting book says, “This compact [the constitution] created a union of states, not a union of people. The people are not members of the union; only the states are members. This is a critical concept: one is a citizen of his state; national citizenship is derived from state citizenship.”

The book continues, “Prior to the Civil War, there really was not a true concept of “citizen of the United States”. In the strictest sense, everyone was simply a citizen of the state where he lived, and naturalization was a state process.”

As specified in the Northwest Ordinance, The USofA, the union, manages the territories of the 13 united states. The people in those territories are federal citizens or also called U.S. Citizens. When a form asks if thou is a U.S. citizen, it is asking if thou was born in a territory or if thou is a 14th Amendment citizen (a descendant of enslaved men). These people, and others, are subjects of or subject to the federation. I have also seen the phrase citizen-subject.

When the constitution says ‘been seven years a Citizen of the United States’, it means a citizen of one of the 13 united states. Not a citizen of the union. It would be impossible to have been seven years a Citizen of some fictitious nation-state called The USofA, because The USofA was being created at that moment. It’s worth repeating that Citizen of the United States means one is citizen of one of the 13 states. One is a Virginian or Texan. One is not an ‘American’ which technically means nothing.

The label ‘Citizen of the United States’ as stated in the constitution is not the same as ‘U.S. citizen’. The former is a state citizen. The latter is a federal citizen, such as a Puerto Rican.

Pop quiz: Can a Coloradan lawfully smoke cannabis? Yes. Can the federal government stop him or her? No, unless that man or woman claims to be a federal U.S. citizen. A Puerto Rican cannot smoke cannabis in Colorado because a Puerto Rican was born in a territory of the USofA and is therefore a federal U.S. citizen and must abide by the statutes of the federal congress.

Since The USofA is not a state, why would federal agencies have jurisdiction over land or events within one of the 50 United States? Why would the FBI investigate a crime committed within a state? This is like the UN coming to investigate something in Vermont. The UN does not have jurisdiction. The federal government does not have jurisdiction either. But if no one objects, that would be acceptance by acquiescence or possibly waiving rights.

Since thy state is actually a nation-state, if one wants to hoist a flag, one would absolutely fly the state flag first. National pride would be pride in one’s state, not the USofA. One could also fly the USofA flag, if one were sending a message to states worldwide or if one also felt proud of the 50-state union as well.

Now that most state citizens have been duped into thinking they are federal U.S. citizens, the next step will either be to convince them they are citizens of a North American union with Canada and Mexico or convince people they are citizens of the world.
Next up: World Citizen

The Hollywood propaganda machine has started mentioning this concept called a ‘citizen of the world’. See the Men in Black International trailer where a main character says, “We’ve been compromised. [This] puts every citizen of this planet at risk.” Maybe that is why the word ‘international’ is in the title. They want us to root for an international body and claim to be citizens of this body. Watch out, then thou will need to follow the statutes of this international federation or association.

The people of a state can of course agree to become subjects of an association and make their state subject to an association in all affairs. The people of the 13 United States, now 50, did not do this. They delegated specific activities to the union congress and reserved all other powers to the states or the people, as stated in the 10th amendment.

Map of the USofA with state flags on top of each state

Now that thou knows The USofA is not a country or state or nation, I hope it will be easier to know that thou is a state citizen and not beholden to most of the statutes of the federal government (the government for the federation). Thou can and must say, “Sorry, I am not a U.S. citizen. I am a state citizen. I am not subject to or a subject of the United States, in Congress Assembled, per the 14th Amendment.”

Then starting singing the national anthem of thy home state while waiving the state flag.

Postscript: Some administrative steps are likely needed to undo any times thou has consented to being called a U.S./Federal citizen. But, take heart, one can’t claim to be something one is not.
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You (Man) habitate in the country, for example Florida or California.
PERSON inhabits the city-state of FL or CA (Corporate layer)

Fiction and living do not cross.

50 states are ‘compact states’ and ‘countries’. So each state is a country, but together they are compact states
COMPACT, adjective
1. Closely and firmly united, as the particles of solid bodies; firm; close; solid; dense.

so together they are united states.

FEDERAL is a corporate layer, that's why they have ADMINISTRATION (trustee) and President (of a corporation).

Looks like your civil war was an assesions war levied on the interest of ignorant heathens.

Now corporate layer has it's own Federal Reserve Banks that produce simulacra (promissory notes) as a medium of commerce and taxing your PERSON for using their private notes.

And you all give them jurisdiction when saying that PERSON is you (Man) and not your game piece in the commerce.

"Nation- State" is also from a Corporate layer because FEDERAL has to cover American Territory (Terra- land) with layer of fiction, calling it CA and FL.
I think they come up with this "Nation-State" as a substitute of Corporate District of Columbia, cause they can't say that your PERSON is corporate DC property/chattel/ thing [ IN-REM (Black Law 8th)
adj.[Latin “against a thing”] Involving or determining the status of a thing,]. so they make you believe into this Nation (noun)
Now, NationAL is an adjective pertaining to nation.

City is incorporated (NEW YORK CITY MUNICIPAL CORPORATION) you (MAN) can't live in  the city because it's fiction. Your PERSON in-habitates the city. You (MAN) live upon the city.
Nation City State is IN the country, but county is OF the country.
Man can habitate county and country (Florida state) which is a part of compact union.
PERSON inhabitate corporate layer/fiction.

That's how I see it
Florida state and compact union is a republic - A Republic is you (MAN) governing by or through Representive persons
Nation-State consisting of FL, CA ... corporate layer is a democracy [ IN-GROSS (Black law 8th) IN GROSS
in gross.Undivided; still in one large mass. ] - A Democracy is you(MAN) acting in PERSON governed by Representive persons
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Gavilan wrote
The Articles of Confederation, which preceded the constitution, and is still law . . . .
I'm glad to read that someone is aware it remains in full force and effect. The Articles is the 2nd of the four Organic Laws of The United States of America. They are each published twice in the United States Statutes at Large and are conveniently found in the Front Matter of the United States Code.
Gavilan wrote
As specified in the Northwest Ordinance, The USofA, the union, manages the territories of the 13 united states. The people in those territories are federal citizens or also called U.S. Citizens. When a form asks if thou is a U.S. citizen, it is asking if thou was born in a territory or if thou is a 14th Amendment citizen (a descendant of enslaved men). These people, and others, are subjects of or subject to the federation. I have also seen the phrase citizen-subject.
There are two entities operating side by side. The Confederacy and perpetual Union styled The United States of America does precious little. Instead, the conglomerate of bodies politic & corporate named "United States", acting as a government, is the asset service provider--Boris is right about this--or property management company, if you will, that manages the varying amounts of U.S. territory, i.e., the "places and waters, continental or insular" (18 U.S.C. § 5) owned by the Confederacy, found within the exterior boundaries of the sovereign free and independent States (e.g., Florida, NOT "State of Florida"--a different thing) and elsewhere. An analogue to the relationship between the States, Confederacy, and United States is found in the real estate world as: home / condo unit owner, HOA / Condo Association, and property management company, respectively.

Being born on U.S. territory renders one a U.S. citizen as much as going to a Walmart store makes one a Walmart employee--it doesn't; per 2 Stat. 153 one must apply for and take the oath for admission to U.S. citizenship, else it would be involuntary servitude. What gov't has done is enact into law certain situations by which one will be afforded the presumption of being a U.S. citizen, as it is to their advantage for you to believe you are a gov't resource. By this gimmick they get around the oath requirement by taking advantage of people's ignorance of who/what & where they are, as evidenced by one's failure to either challenge or rebut that presumption. The presumption of one's being on U.S. territory is another gimmick they have to use people as a resource; this one derives from Article IV of the Northwest Ordinance (3rd Organic Law). Relatively few of us are on U.S. territory and fewer are U.S. citizens.
Gavilan wrote
Pop quiz: Can a Coloradan lawfully smoke cannabis? Yes. Can the federal government stop him or her? No, unless that man or woman claims to be a federal U.S. citizen. A Puerto Rican cannot smoke cannabis in Colorado because a Puerto Rican was born in a territory of the USofA and is therefore a federal U.S. citizen and must abide by the statutes of the federal congress.
Whether or not one can rightfully smoke cannabis at a particular place has nothing to do with citizenship, and everything to do with territorial jurisdiction. If you come to my house I can rightfully order you not to light up, and vice versa. However, neither of us has a basis to "charge" the other for doing so anywhere else on earth. Laws basically tell people what to do. All written law must apply somewhere on earth and state where it applies, and their laws do just that by stating they apply on U.S. territory. Uncle Sam doesn't presume to tell you what to do anywhere else; however, his minions believe they have authority over all of America as depicted on the map. In short, unless you are on their turf (U.S. territory) then there's nothing to discuss.
Gavilan wrote
Since The USofA is not a state, why would federal agencies have jurisdiction over land or events within one of the 50 United States? Why would the FBI investigate a crime committed within a state? This is like the UN coming to investigate something in Vermont. The UN does not have jurisdiction. The federal government does not have jurisdiction either. But if no one objects, that would be acceptance by acquiescence or possibly waiving rights.
Within the exterior boundaries of the States, e.g., Connecticut, they have territorial jurisdiction ONLY over those particular areas that happen to be owned by the Confederacy, i.e., U.S. territory, e.g., "State of Connecticut". U.S. territory within the exterior boundaries of the original 13 States consists ONLY of those areas ceded to the Confederacy, whereas the other 37 States began as and remain U.S. territory save those areas relinquished via land patent.

You'd be acquiescing via ignorance, nothing more, but there's one thing you wouldn't be waiving:
“Territorial jurisdiction ‘may never be waived’ and must be established beyond a reasonable doubt.” People v. Thomas, 997 N.Y.S.2d 53, 55, 124 A.D.3d 56, 59 (N.Y. App. Div. 2014) (quoting People v. McLaughlin, 80 N.Y.2d 466, 470–71, 591 N.Y.S.2d 966, 606 N.E.2d 1357 (1992)).
“The parties cannot, even by stipulation, confer jurisdiction upon a court where no jurisdiction exists. . . . ‘[J]urisdiction is established solely by general law.’ ” Evans v. State, 647 So.2d 180, 180 (Fla. 1st DCA 1994) (per curiam) (quoting White v. State, 404 So.2d 804, 805 (Fla. 2d DCA 1981)) (citing Sclafani v. County of Dade, 323 So.2d 675 (Fla. 3d DCA 1975)).
“Although defendant did not present evidence to support dismissal for lack of jurisdiction, the burden rested with the plaintiffs to prove affirmatively that jurisdiction did exist. . . . The defendant's failure to raise the issue before final judgment did not amount to a waiver, since a court may dismiss a case for lack of jurisdiction at any stage of the proceeding.” Basso v. Utah Power and Light Company, 495 F.2d 906, 910 (10th Cir. 1974) (citing F & S Construction Co. v. Jensen, 337 F.2d 160 (10th Cir. 1964)).
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Hey Russian,

I don't know if you ever heard of Yusef EL ( I may have written about him before) . He has multiple platforms, youtube, webpage. He may be found by: High Frequency Radio

 This is video from one of his Youtube channels and is worth a listen if you are still moving towards Trusts:
SECRETS OF THE IRREVOCABLE PURE BUSINESS TRUST
...essentially a trust based on contract(s) and not statue.

In the MO statues while looking into escheats, trusts, and estates, a very interesting route for help in the creation of the trust; The Probate court can be petitioned and it will create an "inter vivos trust" for the property. Now, this is a grain of salt without exploration of the commercial State statutes in which your federal public agency is used, but, for Missouri it potentially is:

Chapter 475 Probate Code — Guardianship ^  !
GENERAL PROVISIONS

475.092.  Protective arrangements and single transactions, court's powers — limitation of trustee's liability.   

 "....the court, without appointing a conservator, may authorize, direct or ratify any contract or other transaction relating to the person's financial affairs or involving such person's estate if the court determines that the transaction is in the best interests of the person and if such action would otherwise be within the power of the court.  A transaction pursuant to this section may include the establishment by the court or other grantor of an inter vivos trust,...."

this part is great:
"If it is established in a proceeding conducted in a manner similar to a proceeding for the appointment of a conservator of the estate"...Why is it similar but not the same? Why not just "...conducted for the"?


Russian wrote
You (Man) habitate in the country, for example Florida or California.
PERSON inhabits the city-state of FL or CA (Corporate layer)

Fiction and living do not cross.

50 states are ‘compact states’ and ‘countries’. So each state is a country, but together they are compact states
COMPACT, adjective
1. Closely and firmly united, as the particles of solid bodies; firm; close; solid; dense.

so together they are united states.

FEDERAL is a corporate layer, that's why they have ADMINISTRATION (trustee) and President (of a corporation).

Looks like your civil war was an assesions war levied on the interest of ignorant heathens.

Now corporate layer has it's own Federal Reserve Banks that produce simulacra (promissory notes) as a medium of commerce and taxing your PERSON for using their private notes.

And you all give them jurisdiction when saying that PERSON is you (Man) and not your game piece in the commerce.

"Nation- State" is also from a Corporate layer because FEDERAL has to cover American Territory (Terra- land) with layer of fiction, calling it CA and FL.
I think they come up with this "Nation-State" as a substitute of Corporate District of Columbia, cause they can't say that your PERSON is corporate DC property/chattel/ thing [ IN-REM (Black Law 8th)
adj.[Latin “against a thing”] Involving or determining the status of a thing,]. so they make you believe into this Nation (noun)
Now, NationAL is an adjective pertaining to nation.

City is incorporated (NEW YORK CITY MUNICIPAL CORPORATION) you (MAN) can't live in  the city because it's fiction. Your PERSON in-habitates the city. You (MAN) live upon the city.
Nation City State is IN the country, but county is OF the country.
Man can habitate county and country (Florida state) which is a part of compact union.
PERSON inhabitate corporate layer/fiction.

That's how I see it
Florida state and compact union is a republic - A Republic is you (MAN) governing by or through Representive persons
Nation-State consisting of FL, CA ... corporate layer is a democracy [ IN-GROSS (Black law 8th) IN GROSS
in gross.Undivided; still in one large mass. ] - A Democracy is you(MAN) acting in PERSON governed by Representive persons
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OK. But this doesn't address the most important reason the USofA still exists today. For the USofA exists  where? Perhaps in 12 Districts with One cabal...er ahhh.. Board of Governors?

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Gavilan wrote
Pop quiz: Can a Coloradan lawfully smoke cannabis? Yes. Can the federal government stop him or her? No, unless that man or woman claims to be a federal U.S. citizen. A Puerto Rican cannot smoke cannabis in Colorado because a Puerto Rican was born in a territory of the USofA and is therefore a federal U.S. citizen and must abide by the statutes of the federal congress.
Whether or not one can rightfully smoke cannabis at a particular place has nothing to do with citizenship, and everything to do with territorial jurisdiction.
It is a bit of a sticky wicket though. Since there is no safe commercial use, federally it is blocked by a 'Health Services' agency. But the State has the 'Human Safety' trump card and allows it legally into it's commercial territorial jurisdiction. But that makes it a cash business for those only interested in private "income, profit, and gain".
E: because property flows from USA to the US and commerce flows from US to States Of.

Perhaps there may be a back flow channel if one successfully operates without?
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Chapter 475 Probate - Guardianship
  475.011.  Preference for spiritual healing not evidence of incapacity.


I believe one would make the claim as a "ESTATES OF NONRESIDENTS" as a "domiciliary foreign personal representative" 473.665 - 473.964

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