Quick history review, as I recall it: The United States of America, a union of the “Several states” dissolved (in effect) during the Civil War when the US Congress went “sine dei” (“without day”) and could not set the date that they would re-convene. The “confederate” states would not or could not rejoin the original union after the “war” (of Northern aggression).
Under the organic constitution of AD 1789/1791, in Art 1 Sec 8 Cl 17, Congress was given virtually unlimited authority over its seat of government, Washington DC, the District of Columbia. Washington DC was the “territory” of the US Congress, and OUTSIDE the jurisdiction of any of the Republics.
In 1871, Congress created a private, foreign corporation to enable it to do business, which was within its lawful constitutional powers. Congress (actually the illusion of Congress, as it did not lawfully function then) had been acting under a corporate name for a short time after the war, and the big switcheroo happened between the 13th and 14th Amendments.
Remember that Congress deliberately deceived the American People by naming their seat of Government “United States”! This is an entirely different and separate entity, outside and foreign to “The United States of America”!
The creation document for this new corporation in 1871 is called the “Constitution of the United States”. Remember the original, organic constitution from 1789 was not given a name, but was commonly called the “Constitution for the united States of America” and the entity created is styled “The United States of America”.
Look closely at the particular wording of the now existing (the original 13th abolished titles of nobility, ie “lawyers”) 13th Amendment which “freed the slaves”: “(No) slavery…shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” This was in 1865, right at the end of the war and before the Congress incorporated “United States”, and the use of the possessive “their” clearly indicated that the “United States” referred to was the confederation of the Several states of the American union.
Because the next thing that the “new” US Congress did was to give federal citizenship to those freed negroes by crafting the 14th Amendment. Little did the People of that day realize that this amendment would eventually enslave us ALL under the federal thumb.
But that “citizenship” was a deceit! The wording of the first clause refers to “subject to its jurisdiction”. The singular possessive, “its”…..not “their”….jurisdiction. Meaning the new corporation “United States”, a totally different entity than “The United States of America”! “Its”…. A very small word with huge implications. The negroes became “citizens” of a corporation! Oh sure, they were given “rights”. But these were watered-down civil rights, which were subject to limitation and control. “Civil” refers to “citizen” (lower-case “C”), which means subject or slave.
From the 14th Amendment on, everything the federal “government” has done has been on the unlimited, unfettered, exclusive authority of its corporation. A corporation that has NO MORE AUTHORITY OR POWER than Safeway, Inc. or Les Schwab Tires, Inc.
But a corporation that the organic constitution allows to have “exclusive legislative jurisdiction” over its territory. Remember, that means it is NOT BOUND to protect our unalienable, inherent rights.
Congress can make any laws it wants for its territory. And its territory is called “United States”. It can create all the alphabet agencies it wants, with NO restraints or duty to protect our rights.
Next, we will talk about “federal States” which are the territorial property of the US Congress, and whether or not you and I actually “reside” in “this state” of affairs.