After the War Between The States, the Federal Government continued to advance its powers. I and many others believe the actions of those in power, as the majority were busy trying to put their lives back together, changed the course of human history, and not in a good way. Under the guise of granting and protecting the rights of the freed slaves, they created the citizen of the United States, one in which they became citizens of the District of Columbia.
These following legal cases point one in the direction of this legal theory and show it is not a theory but a fact of law. Every time you check a box on a government form that says (Citizen of the United States) you are agreeing to being a Citizen of the District of Columbia. That’s means you are thus relinquishing your Citizenship of the State in which you are primarily domiciled. Why does this matter? Let the verbiage in the following decisions enlighten you. They have all been what is called “Shepardized”, to make sure they have not been overturned or repealed.
“It is clear that Congress, as a legislative body, exercise two species of legislative power: the one, limited as to its objects, but extending all over the Union: the other, an absolute, exclusive legislative power over the District of Columbia. The preliminary inquiry in the case now before the Court, is, by virtue of which of these authorities was the law in question passed?” Cohens v. Virginia, 19 U.S. 264, 6 Wheat. 265; 5 L. Ed. 257 (1821)
“There is, then, under our republican form of government, two classes of citizens, one of the United States and one of the state. Once class of citizenship may exist in a person without the other, as in the case of a resident of the District of Columbia; but both classes usually exist in the same person. The federal government by this amendment (the 14th amendment) has undertaken to say who shall be a citizen of both the states and the United States. “The rights and privileges, and immunities which the fourteenth constitutional amendment and Rev. St. Section 1979 [U.S. Comp. St. 1901, p. 1262], for its enforcement, were designated to protect, are such as belonging to citizens of the United States as such, and not as citizens of a state”. Wadleigh v. Newhall 136 F. 941 (1905)
Now here’s the kicker: From the infamous case, Hooven & Allison Co vs. Evatt, 324 U.S.652 (1945) “When legislating for the Federal Zone (In this case the Philippines)) Congress is not subject to the same constitutional limitations, as when it is legislating for the United States….And in general the guarantees of the Constitution, save as they are limitations on the exercise of executive and legislative power when exerted for or over our insular possessions, extend to them only as Congress, in the exercise of its legislative power over the territory belonging to the United States, has made those guaranties applicable.”
In this case the jurisdiction was the Philippines but they also have exclusive jurisdiction, as noted above over the District of Columbia, and various others territories like Puerto Rico, Guam, the American Virgin Islands, American Samoa, etc. and when making laws for these jurisdictions they are “NOT” bound by the same Constitutional limitations as when legislating for the 50 States. So if you have agreed to be a Citizen of the United States you do not have constitutional protections, unless Congress wants you to have them. Why have a Bill of Rights when they can be legislatively and judicially usurped without a remedy.
We The People through our ignorance, have granted Congress unlimited power. Then we wonder why there are over 120 different taxes and regulatory fees and a swamp, a merger of state and corporate powers, that keeps getting larger, more powerful and wealthier off the backs of the civilian population.
It’s actually much worse then most understand. As an example, with the United Nations Participation Act, we even gave more individual rights and sovereignty away. The UN is headquartered on international territory in New York City and has other main offices in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna, and The Hague. Our soldiers are being forced to go into wars decided by the political leaders of other countries. What happened to the government by the people. We are now bound by various treaties and agreements such as NATO, SEATO, the U.N., and the financial Basil, I, II, and III agreements to name a few and forget anything about our inalienable rights our founding fathers risked their lives, freedom, and fortunes on.