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The Disappearance of Our Republic
A Republic is a form of government in which the People or some portion thereof retain supreme control over the government. A Republic is governed by the Rule of Law.
When we look at our legal system, why is it these unalienable, fundamental Rights of Equality, Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, seem to be so powerless? This is a complicated question with a complicated answer. I will try to keep this explanation as simple as possible, with references to more in-depth explanations.
Let us start with Title 28 of the United States Code. This is the body of laws where the power grab happened, but in a very subtle manner. That Title of the U.S. Code was revised, codified and enacted all at once on June, 25, 1948. It is the Act that lays out the Federal Judiciary and Federal judicial procedures still being used today.
Definitions are very important. Definitions are understood by the context in which words are used or otherwise specified. Now for some very important definitions:
“United States” is the term that is used consistently throughout Title 28 to refer to the Federal government domiciled in D.C. There is only ONE PLACE in all of Title 28 where the term “United States of America” is used, and there it is used in correct contra-distinction to “United States”. See 28 U.S.C. 1746.
Thus, “United States” is a singular noun that refers to the Federal government.
“United States of America” are a plural noun that refers to the 50 States.
These two different names are also defined in the Articles of Confederation(1777). The Articles of Confederation were the first constitution of the United States; they specified how the Federal government was to operate, including adoption of an official name for the Union of several States first established by those Articles, namely the United States of America.
In those Articles of Confederation, we find:
Article 1. The United States of America are the Confederacy or “Union” established by the Sovereign States that existed at that time.
Article 2. The United States was expressly delegated powers and authorities by the United States of America, while the sovereignty, freedom, and independence of those States was expressly maintained.
Despite widespread mythology that continues to circulate the Internet, there are no Acts of Congress expressly incorporating either the “United States” or the “United States of America”.
In 1871 Congress did expressly incorporate the District of Columbia, but D.C. and the “United States” are not one and the same. More importantly, Congress expressly extended the entire U.S. Constitution into D.C. in that Act of 1871! And, 2 years later in 1873, Congress extended the entire U.S. Constitution into all Federal Territories, even future Federal Territories!
How were our fundamental Rights abrogated?
Read in full at Human Rights page here
Special thanks to Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S., Private Attorney General, Criminal Investigator for his web pages: