‘United States’ is a Federal corporation, says U.S. Code, Title 28

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‘United States’ often refers to a Federal corporation. It’s right there in the federal code, in Title 28:

28 U.S. Code § 3002 – Definitions

As used in this chapter:

(15) “United States” means—

(A) a Federal corporation;
(B) an agency, department, commission, board, or other entity of the United States; or
(C) an instrumentality of the United States.

The congress of the USofA created a corporation and gave it the name ‘United States’ to fool everyone, as far as I am concerned. This likely occurred in 1871 as part of an act that created a municipal government for District of Columbia.

If there is a court case involving United States or correspondence from United States, that party may be a corporation. Thou might want to ask:

  • Which United States?” or
  • “Is this the United States referenced in 28 USC 3002 (15) (a)?

Wait for an answer.

In summary:

  • If the phrase appears in all caps, as UNITED STATES, then it’s the corporation.
  • If the phrase is upper and lower case, as United States, then it’s likely the federal government (but only the gov’t, not the 50 states). The upper and lower case version is short for “United States, in Congress Assembled.”

Note: I must emphasize the clause, “As used in this chapter” that precedes all definitions on that page. The referenced chapter is ‘Chapter 176. FEDERAL DEBT COLLECTION PROCEDURE’. ‘United States’ may mean something else in other chapters and titles of the U.S. Code.

Nonetheless, it is odd that there is a corporation named ‘United States’.

Let’s review the Articles of Confederation

As stated in the Articles of Confederation, which is still law, the confederacy is called, “The United States of America.”

Article I.

The Style of this confederacy shall be “The United States of America.”

Now, ‘United States‘ is not the same as ‘The United States of America‘.

United States, in Congress Assembled, or “United States” for short, is the federal government.

When a form asks if you work in the United States, the question is really do you work “for the United States”, meaning the federal government.

As far I know, in legal (not lawful) matters, and for all practical purposes when this (ID) entity contacts me, United States either means:

  1. a corporation speaking to its employees (who hold the office of citizen)
  2. the federal government speaking to its employees (also called citizens).

It does not mean the good ‘ol USofA. I’m not their citizen. They have no jurisdiction. I’m a state citizen of the state I was born (not birthed), and consequently a national/citizen of the USofA, and carry a USofA passport, but with the right status

US vs USofA right there in the code

This part of the U.S. Code clearly shows one can be without (external to) United States. This is the code part about “Unsworn declarations under penalty of per­jury” 28 U.S. Code § 1746:

  1. If executed without the United States: “I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date).
  2. If executed within the United States, its territories, possessions, or commonwealths: “I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date).

The first option says one is without the United States yet in the statement one is under the laws of the United States of America. Do you get it? It’s right there!

It means one is signing not as an employee or territorial citizen of the United States (gov’t or corporation), and instead is signing under the laws of the USofA. So this should hopefully make it comfortable to say one is not a citizen of the United States but absolutely carries a passport for The United States of America, as a state Citizen.

Why was this done?? Why “United States”?

One reason congress may have created a corporation is to gain power or jurisdiction over the people in the 50 states who actually sit above the congress; they created congress.

We don’t have a king, so the people are sovereign.

To circumvent this, congress created a corporation called United States, which then creates franchises or sub-corporations using the ‘FIRST LAST’/’JOHN DOE’ name combination, and the parent corporation has jurisdiction over the subs.

real world versus

When the living man, John of the Smith family, consents to being (an agent for) JOHN SMITH (the corporation), in that capacity he has no rights! The man has it all. But the agent for the first and last name has nothing.

  • The man has the right to travel in a car on a road. The agent for the corporation needs a license to drive. And needs licenses for everything! Please get this point!
  • Also, the man has mistakenly accepted the liability of the parent corporation and its debts! See the Bugs Bunny video. This is a very important point. Corporations have nine-digit routing numbers, cleverly called social security numbers. Living people do not.

Now when I see ‘United States‘ I will wonder what it means. When someone introduces the president of the United States, does that mean the president of the corporation? Why is it so hard to add the words “of America”, as in “the president of The United States of America” or does “of America” not apply?? Is the president only speaking to his employees? Is he speaking only to U.S. citizens, meaning the people in the territories?

There are volumes and volumes of words in the U.S. Code. Does it apply only to federal government employees (also called citizens)? Why is it called code rather than laws?

How was this done?

I think Keating may explain here that UNITED STATES is similar to the British East Indies Company, which was a corporation that had an army.

Fully 2 years after the war, the Radical Republican Congress passed the 24th amendment, refused to seat Southern members, declared martial law over all the Southern states, sent troops to occupy the south and forced them to adopt the 13th and 14th amendments, then sent federal courts into the states to administer their new power. It took the South over 100 years to recover.

The 13th and 24th amendments increased Congress’s power, which is being exercised in its fullest form today over all states and their citizens through their new power to create corporations and issue forced loans by negotiable paper.

The states always had the power to create corporations and to grant citizenship, but the congress only had power to regulate naturalization and the state constitutions limited that to free white. Now, while the whites and blacks were busy arguing about civil rights, Congress was busy creating domestic and foreign corporations similar to the British East India Company with charters to do all kind of things, including but not limited to creating a MONEY monopoly.

See the rest of Keating’s long-form essay on the Law Merchant.

UNITED STATES is likely a corporation, created after the Southern War for Independence (aka civil war), to do all the things the federal government could not do. Just like the East India Company.

In this encyclopedia excerpt, the East India Company is described just the way today we would describe a nation-state battling another.

The company met with opposition from the Dutch in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) and the Portuguese. The Dutch virtually excluded company members from the East Indies after the Amboina Massacre in 1623 (an incident in which English, Japanese, and Portuguese traders were executed by Dutch authorities), but the company’s defeat of the Portuguese in India (1612) won them trading concessions from the Mughal Empire. The company settled down to a trade in cotton and silk piece goods, indigo, and saltpetre, with spices from South India. It extended its activities to the Persian Gulf, Southeast Asia, and East Asia.  From Britannica

Keating notes the 24th Amendment and the one thing that stands out is that it clearly distinguishes between United States and ‘any State‘ — meaning United States is not the American States.

California Tax Dept is actually called the Franchise Tax Board

Fantastic proof that they’re all corporations is that in California all companies and people send their income tax to the…STATE OF CALIFORNIA Franchise Tax Board.

So STATE OF CALIFORNIA is a franchise of UNITED STATES (inc), and every company and ‘person’ doing business in California is considered a franchise of STATE OF CALIFORNIA.

The truth is right in front of us. It’s just that we have been intentionally taught otherwise.

Logo of STATE OF CALIFORNIA Franchise Tax Board

Notice that STATE OF CALIFORNIA appears in all caps, as it is a corporate-body franchise of UNITED STATES.

Statutes can be rules of a corporation!

That the United States has ‘statutes’ could be another clue that we’re often dealing with a corporation. Statutes are an act of a corporation, per the definition below. Why not just say law if it’s a law? Well, maybe because it’s just an act of a corporation. The word statute will sound less ominous going forward.

And the book The Matrix and the Constitution states:

constitutional law does not apply to statutes, codes, administrative law

See the TheAntiTerrorist talk about statutes being ‘legislative rules of society given the force of law by consent of the governed.”

And society means a club with members participating voluntarily.

Which money is being used?

Gold and silver are the money of the states and the USofA. If an entity is asking for payment in Federal Reserve Notes, then consider this quote:

One man said to the court, “The Constitution says “No State shall make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts”, but this court constantly Does, so this court must not be “The State”. If you are not “the State”, Who the Hell are you people?” Court said, “Case Dismissed”, “record sealed”.

If the entity is asking for Federal Reserve notes, that is a clear sign something is amiss. Perhaps these notes are money with United States (meaning the territories and DC) or within the corporate United States. But the USofA and the real states use gold and silver, though the this political structure is possibly dormant for lack of use, and waiting to have the lights turned back on again.

Executive orders

The president of United States often signs ‘executive orders’. Some say these only apply to federal workers, meaning people who work for the federal government (aka United States). These are not ‘presidential declarations’. They are executive orders likely from the someone acting as chief executive of United States Inc.

People can have more than one role in life. Sometimes the president may be serving as the president and other times as chief executive who, no surprise, issues executive orders.

More definitions of United States in other contexts

There are also more definitions of United States in Black’s Law Dictionary:

United States. This term has several meanings.

    1. It may be merely the name of a sovereign occupying the position analogous to that of other sovereigns in family of nations,
    2. it may designate territory over which sovereignty of United States extends, or
    3. it may be collective name of the states which are united by and under the Constitution. Hooven & Allison Co. v. Evatt, U.S. Ohio, 324 U.S. 652, 65 S.Ct. 870, 880, 89 L.Ed. 1252.

Chart of showing USofA, United States, and UNITED STATES

impossible to explain. See the text on the page.

Video: Obama says Citizen is an ‘office’ in the democracy

In this official speech, President Obama clearly tells us that citizen is an office in the democracy. Take that as the truth. Citizen is like the ‘vice president’ or ‘director’ roles/titles at most companies. At UNITED STATES Inc (and I don’t mean this sarcastically), at the corporation called UNITED STATES, the most popular office/title/job is citizen. Everyone who works at/for/in UNITED STATES is likely at least a citizen, while others have higher job titles.

He says, “Because, for all our outward differences, we in fact all share the same proud title, the most important office in the democracy, citizen, citizen.”

Jump to 5:47 mark.

Barack also says United States is a democracy. Since USofA is a republic, he must be speaking of something else.

Tax code says United States is not always a geographic term

In 26 USC 7701, the tax code defines United States but says this definition only applies when the term is used geographically. This means, other times, and in fact most of the time, United States does not mean a geographic place. It means the corporation, UNITED STATES, or the federal government, United States, in Congress Assembled.

Here’s the tax code:

(9) United States
The term “United States” when used in a geographical sense includes only the States and the District of Columbia. (source)

When the tax code says it applies to people who work in the United States, they mean people who work for United States. (more)

Statute Merchant and Merchant Law

I think these may be clues as to what is going on and what has been done before.

From Wikipedia:

Statute merchant and statute staple are two old forms of security, long obsolete in English practice, though references to them still occur in some modern statutes.[1]

The former security was first created by the 1283 Statute of Merchants, or Statute of Acton Burnell (named after Acton Burnell in Shropshire, the place where Parliament met and passed the statute) and amplified by the 1285 Statute of Merchants 1285, whence its name, and the latter by an act of 1353, which provided that in every staple (i.e. public mart) the seal of the staple should be sufficient validity for a bond of record acknowledged and witnessed before the mayor of the staple. They were originally permitted only among traders, for the benefit of commerce, but afterwards extended by an act of Henry VIII (1532) to all subjects, whether traders or not. The creditor under either form of security was allowed to seize the goods and hold the lands of a defaulting debtor until satisfaction of his debt. While he held the lands he was termed tenant by statute merchant or by statute staple. In addition to the loss of his goods and lands the debtor was liable to be imprisoned. Statute merchant, owing to the summary method of enforcing payment, was sometimes known as pocket judgment. Both were repealed by the Statute Law Revision Act 1863.[1]

An example of a suit of Statute Merchant can be seen in the Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas, in 1430, where John Salter, citizen & tanner of York, John Wyot, vicar of St Nicholas, Mikelgate, John Yoman, (the latter 2 as executors of Henry Ravenswath) are parties. [2]

And… Lex Merccatoria

Lex mercatoria (from the Latin for “merchant law“), often referred to as “the Law Merchant” in English, is the body of commercial law used by merchants throughout Europe[disputed – discuss] during the medieval period. It evolved similar to English common law as a system of custom and best practice, which was enforced through a system of merchant courts along the main trade routes. It developed into an integrated body of law that was voluntarily produced, adjudicated and enforced on a voluntary basis[citation needed], alleviating the friction stemming from the diverse backgrounds and local traditions of the participants. Due to the international background local state law was not always applicable and the merchant law provided a leveled framework to conduct transactions reducing the preliminary of a trusted second party.[1][full citation needed] It emphasized contractual freedom and inalienability of property, while shunning legal technicalities[clarification needed] and deciding cases ex aequo et bono.[citation needed] With lex mercatoria professional merchants revitalized the almost nonexistent commercial activities in Europe, which had plummeted after the fall of the Roman Empire.[2]

In the last years new theories had changed the understanding of this medieval treatise considering it as proposal for legal reform or a document used for instructional purposes[citation needed]. These theories consider that the treatise cannot be described as a body of laws applicable in its time, but the desire of a legal scholar to improve and facilitate the litigation between merchants. The text[clarification needed] is composed by 21 sections and an annex. The sections described procedural matters such as the presence of witnesses and the relation between this body of law and common law. It has been considered as a false statement to define this as a system exclusively based in custom, when there are structures and elements from the existent legal system, such as Ordinances and even concepts proper of the Romano-canonical procedure.[3][page needed] Other scholars have characterized the law merchant as a myth and a seventeenth-century construct.[4]


  • I read somewhere that one should look at the corporations started by the congress as the clue to what is really going on. There are at least 17 federal corporations, such as U.S. Postal Service and FDIC. ‘United States’ is another one that is not mentioned as often.
  • I will be adding this point to the popular court page. Please comment below.


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32 comments on “‘United States’ is a Federal corporation, says U.S. Code, Title 28

  1. A comment via email: “Some people will say Title 28 doesn’t count because it’s about FDCP, but they bury definitions all the time. “

    1. You’re a retard. A RETARD.

      28 US Code is not saying the United States is a federal corporation you mouth breathing, illiterate imbecile.

      28 US Code establishes the judiciary of the United States, and section 3002 defines the usage of the term “United States” IN THAT CHAPTER. This is shorthand for the sake of understanding which you, you ignorant dolt, could not understand.

      Your highlighting glaringly omits subsections 15(B) and (C) which clarifies that the term United States, for purposes of lawsuits and prosecutions involving the federal government INCLUDES federal corporations, federal agencies, federal departments, commissions, and instrumentalities.

      Holy fucking shit. How does someone claim they are “educated in law” and you can’t even read basic statutory text?

      Repeat after me: “Reliable Source is a fucking tard and poseur.”

      1. What a jackass! Obviously, the US is a corporation by definition. And Congress wants it that way, you idiot! The US judicial system is as CORRUPT as they come, in addition to Congress. Filthy lawyers and dishonest judges corrupt the entire system.

      2. Clearly your anger, aggression, lack of self discipline, self love and disrespect is an indication of your intelligence level and sense of self worth. Bless you.

      3. Wow. You need to take a breath. Practice mindful meditation. The writer of this is clearly stating he is unsure exactly, you could learn to speak nicer to people.. it’s not hard for us to come together and have conversations to try and understand better.

      4. If you actually go and look into the Cornell Law dictionary and any Law dictionary that was issued in 1856 like the Bouvier Law book and get more clear terms of what it’s actually saying. Yes we’re dealing a corporation and not a government. This hasn’t been a government in over 100 years.

      5. Actually, the guy is right. I happen to know a legal nerd who has never lost a case and he agrees the USA has become a corporation. You are the dummy.

        1. I don’t think the US became a corporation, I think United States, In Congress Assembled, created a corporation called UNITED STATES, just like they created the UNION-PACIFIC RAILROAD corporation. USofA still exists and they use it when speaking to presidents of other countries. They stand in front of the stars & stripes, but without the gold trim.

      6. Specifically, my mentor is Senior Assistant to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Protection Division.

        1. Not the entire United States. The Organic Act creates a municipal corporation for the District of Colombia. It doesn’t apply to anything besides that 10 square mile piece of land on the Potomac River

          1. Yes, the entire statutory United States (generally 10 sq miles) and not to be confused with the U.S.A.



        Corporation of the City of Washington, D.C. 1802-6/1/1871
        Organization Authority Record
        Organization Name: Commissioners for the District of Columbia. 1791-6/1/1802
        Role(s): Related to 17 catalog description(s)
        Created 15 series
        Subject in 2 description(s)
        Variant Name(s): Commissioners for the District of Columbia.
        Organization Name: Corporation of the City of Washington, D.C. 1802-6/1/1871
        Role(s): Related to 59 catalog description(s)
        Created 59 series
        Administrative History Note: Article I, section 8 of the Constitution of the United States gave Congress the power “To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cessation of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States.” In accordance with this provision, Congress, on July 16, 1790 (1 Stat. 130), and on March 3, 1791, passed acts establishing the District of Columbia.

        Continued here on Educated in Law

      8. Seriously dude, that’s all you have for facts is to cALl nAMeS and criticize? The U.S. became a corporation Feb 21st 1871. [Website editor’s note: i toned down this comment, but kept the main point.]

      9. The man sitting next to me is a retired professor of law, retired federal attorney, & has a PhD in international law… he asked what size clown shoes do you wear.

    2. Except that the reason they always have definitions at the beginning of a chapter is because those definitions apply to those terms when used in that chapter alone. What do you think they meant when they said “as used in this chapter”…. Obviously that definition is inly valid when it appears in that chapter and is only relevant to Federal debt collection procedures…..
      And it’s absolutely not “Burying the definition” by always putting that chapter’s definition right at the beginning of each section. In fact that’s the opposite of “burying the definitions”…. They could not possibly be easier to find and apply

  2. Is the difference a doglatin issue of ome being registered in all uppercase making it a grammatical error and corrupt! So when dealings involving USA are had thewy this is written is the deception representing either the myth or the cold factof whom one is dealing with?

  3. Is the difference a dog latin issue of ome being registered in all uppercase making it a grammatical error and corrupt! So when dealings involving USA are had thewy this is written is the deception representing either the myth or the cold factof whom one is dealing with? Any which way its been disolved as of July 4 2020.

  4. POWinCA may have been abrasive in his comment, but he’s right. This article is a very poor interpretation of the legal text. The text is merely defining what it means when it says “United States” and it could have three possible interpretations in this specific context, one of which could mean that they’re referring a federal corporation (one that is part of the larger United States). This does NOT mean that the “United States” automatically is a federal corporation.

    1. Why would someone who claims to understand and believes they have more intelligence than an earthworm start calling someone names like a child without checking out the articles of incorporation that congress filed ?yes

  5. Let’s not miss the bigger point. United States is not an abbreviation for United States of America. United States could mean three different things, but it’s not USofA.

  6. The normies dont quite understand that contractors and agents represent our government at times. Sometimes those contractors are incorrect. Like a DMV agent telling the girl with purple hair that it’s against regulation and to come back to get her picture ID when her hair is back to its natural color. There is no such regulation for civilians. That agent can be sued.

    All those alphabet agencies are corporations acting as government. The DMV is also a corporation. This code was put in place so that a person can sue these contractors if there is malfeasance.

  7. As World War II was about to end in 1945, nations were in ruins, and the world wanted peace. Representatives of 50 countries gathered at the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco, California from 25 April to 26 June 1945. For the next two months, they proceeded to draft and then sign the UN Charter, which created a new international organization, the United Nations, which, it was hoped, would prevent another world war like the one they had just lived through. Four months after the San Francisco Conference ended, the United Nations officially began, on 24 October 1945, when it came into existence after its Charter had been ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and by a majority of other signatories.

    This section give the UN access to do as they see fit

    Article 43
    Section 1. All Members of the United Nations, in order to contribute to the maintenance of international peace and security, undertake to make available to the Security Council, on its call and in accordance with a special agreement or agreements, armed forces, assistance, and facilities, including rights of passage, necessary for the purpose of maintaining international peace and security.

    This section gives the UN authority over ALL +territories +

    Comment continued here on Educated in Law

  8. Extremely well researched and put together, filled in a lot of pieces of the puzzle for me. Thank you 💚 ignorance is the absence of truth as darkness is the absence of light. You can’t fight with an absence, just find what’s absent and it disappears.

  9. DUDE you are the one who needs to learn real law and not the corporate bs posing as law. you are clearly ignorant and brainwashed..

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