Rethinking Citizenship

Citizen. One who, under the Constitution and laws of the United States, or of a particular state, is a member of the political community, owing allegiance and being entitled to the enjoyment of full civil rights. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States in and of the state in which they reside. US Constitution, 14th Amendment.

And, “Citizens” are members of a political community who, in their associated capacity, have established or submitted themselves to the dominion of a government for the promotion of their general welfare and protection of their individual as well a collective rights. Blacks Law 6th edition.

Before we dive into the legalese used here, let’s consider these words: “owing allegiance, ” and “have established or submitted themselves to the dominion of a government.” Do these words give a hint as to who is the boss when it comes to citizenship? I don’t know about you but I expect government to owe its allegiance to its creators and to submit themselves to the dominion of same.  Us! Can the created be superior to its creator? Of course not. But when you identify as a citizen you have just turned this relationship on its head. Now, as a citizen, you are the inferior party. I think we need to rethink this notion of citizenship.

Corporation. A corporation is a person within meaning of the Fourteenth amendment equal protection and due process provisions of the Constitution of the United States. Blacks Law 6th edition. A distinction is made between Natural Persons and Persons in Black’s Law. You will notice in the above definition of citizen “all persons born or naturalized.” It doesn’t say anything about natural persons there does it? It says naturalized which is not the same as natural person. Government doesn’t have the power to make a “natural person.” Last time I checked only God can do that. So who is it talking about? Looks to me as though it is talking about corporations, legal fictions. Interesting, eh?

Now, let’s talk about the term “civil liberties.” Under the original Constitution for the united States, civil liberties meant natural rights protected under the Constitution as negative rights. In other words, rights the government could not abridge. Under the Constitution of the United States, which is a corporate charter, civil liberties means privileges granted by government to its citizens.

We know that the UNITED STATES is a foreign entity relative to the several states of the union (see Anna Von Rietz at and that there are Federal States. Puerto Rico, Guam, etc. Generally speaking these are the states of the UNITED STATES, a foreign entity relative to the several states of the union. So, if you claim citizenship of the UNITED STATES you have submitted yourself to the dominion of a foreign entity!

In fact, identifying yourself as a citizen of any polity you submit to the dominion of that government or polity. Does that sound like something you would choose if you had this information in the first place?

Sure, citizenship has its privileges. Welfare, the “right” to vote, paying income tax, etc. etc. But are these privileges in return for allegiance and submitting to the dominion of a government worth the same as true freedom? Not for me. I would rather have a government or governmental services corporation under contract with me operating with spelled out enumerated powers than to submit to a corporate contract under which I am the inferior party-a citizen.

Knowing what you now know, isn’t it time to rethink citizenship?


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