It might suddenly become painfully obvious that the 14th Amendment offers to turn free people into subjects. I’m not talking about the ‘subjects’ in school. I mean subjects as in the notion of a ‘British Subject.’ Why one earth would a free man or woman who is a State Citizen choose to be a subject of the United States (District of Columbia)? –
The 14th Amendment reads:
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.
See that part about ‘subject to the jurisdiction thereof’? No one wants to be subject to the jurisdiction of the federal government. One wants to remain as the one of the people that created the federal government to due 19 services, as listed in the Constitution.
Also, the 14th amendment applies to ‘persons’!!! In the U.S. code, person means a statutory entity created by the United States. Entities are such thing as the (ambiguous) individuals or corporations or trusts.
Of course, anything the U.S. created would be subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Unfortunately, men and women mistakenly step into and agree to be the surety for these persons/corporations and then become subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
The people who kept in involuntary servitude and free after the ‘Civil War’ were in a legal limbo. They were formerly considered property and now that they were free, they were really people who wanted to immigrate to one of the States in the Union. Had they not be allowed to immigrate and stay in one of the States, they would have had to leave.
These men and women really, it pains me to say, were offered to become subject to the United States. That is what the 14th Amendment is about. The amendment offered a new status to the freed involuntary-indentured-servants. It is worth considering whether they should have instead migrated to states in the union that would have allowed them to become State Citizens. They likely can still do this.