‘United States’ often refers to a Federal corporation. It’s right there in the federal code, in Title 28:
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, likely 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.
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.”
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’.
And ‘United States’ is also not the same as ‘United States, in Congress Assembled‘.
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:
- a corporation speaking to its employees (called citizens)
- 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…
A visual to help
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:
- 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).
- 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
- It may be merely the name of a sovereign occupying the position analogous to that of other sovereigns in family of nations,
- it may designate territory over which sovereignty of United States extends, or
- 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
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.
Jump to 5:37 mark.
Barack also says United States is a democracry. Since USofA is a republic, he must be speaking of something else.
- 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.