It’s the State of the Union, not the State of the State

It’s called a State of the Union address because The USofA is a union, not a nation-state. The speech is not called the ‘State of the State’ address.

Yet again, the truth is right in front of us. Had I not written extensively about this topic recently, another State of the Union might have come and gone unnoticed.

The speech’s title is yet more proof that each the 50 states are nation-states, and The USofA is an association or union created to manage 18 powers delegated by the people.

As further proof, look no further than the constitution’s preamble which says, “in order to form a more perfect union”, not a more perfect state. Plus, the northern army was called the Union army.

Knowing The USofA is a union, not a state or country, makes it easier to realize that most people are citizens of their respective states. The union/federal government acknowledges this in the federal style manual that calls the state citizens Iowans, Texans, Mainers, etc.

The union government does manage the territories owned by the 50 states, and the people born on those territories are federal or U.S. citizens.


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