Analyzing a recent emergency declaration about Rockland County, I see at least two ways to read it. In summary, it may only apply to people from Puerto Rico and the territories, not state Citizens.
It pertains to ‘public’ places (meaning government land), not ‘private’ places, such as malls, even though malls are listed as part of public places. Public means government, as in public school versus private school. The back of the dollar bill says ‘…for all debts, public and private.’ Private means non-government. If private meant only a transaction at one’s home, this would not be mentioned on the back of a dollar bill. I write more about the term ‘public’ below.
The emergency declaration bans ‘persons’, not ‘people’. Persons are individuals, corporations, trusts, etc. The word persona in Greek means mask. Individual is an adjective. It could modify anything. If we assume ‘individual’ is in the same class as the other terms, than individual must be some type of corporate or financial entity. I don’t see how a corporation or trust can get vaccinated. Person might also be the title for an officer in the United States corporation. These officers could be forced to get vaccinated by their employer. Maybe this declaration is meant just for them.
The declaration pertains to ‘residents’, not the people. Residents are aliens, as in resident aliens. They should not be confused with state Citizens, who are natives and officially called New Yorkers by the federal government. A New Yorker was also called a nonresident alien, not ‘resident’ aliens, with respect to federal territory, in a famous case.
It does mention private when talking about buses, but it would still only apply to residents and persons on private buses, not state Citizens on private buses.
The letterhead says ‘Rockland County’ but it was signed by the county executive of ‘County of Rockland’; those could be different.
The executive order relies upon New York State Executive Law 24. That law talks about the ‘territorial limits of such local government’. When I read the word ‘territory’ I think of the territory of the federal government. Guam is a territory. Some might say this order only applies to federal territory within the borders of New York.
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It would be worthwhile for New Yorkers, meaning state Citizens, to look up the definitions of each word in the emergency declaration to see if the declaration applies to them. A common word defined in a law becomes a term and loses its common meaning.
A crucial point is the definition of public versus private. The people at SEDM emphasize that our elected officials seek to convert private to public so that they can control the private. If a business owner does not rebut that the land is public, then the police will assume it is public. It gets a bit more complicated because an invisible contract may be present in that the land may have technically been converted to public when the land owner registered the land with the county clerk. Though, since there was not full disclosure, the invisible contract could be void.
We have been taught to refer to places outside our homes as ‘out in public’ or ‘this is a public space’ but only government land or office buildings is public. The sidewalk is public. A store is private. A park is usually public. One’s front lawn is private. See how the website, Living in the Private
This hysteria about measles is likely the same hysteria that was foisted upon the safe act of a child being born with the help of a midwife in one’s home. It is likely that the government and media barraged people with nightmare stories of babies dying at home, until everyone became accustomed to babies being born in hospitals (or foyers) at the average cost of $12,000, and with much inconvenience for the mom and dad, and lack of privacy for the family.
Just yesterday I was listening to Richard MacDonald’s presentation (embedded below) in which he said the federal government’s order, Executive Order 6102, for ‘persons’ to deliver their gold to the federal government in 1935. Richard said it only pertains to persons in DC and the territories, but through slight-of-hand, using definitions that changed the common meaning of words, people were misled to believe the order pertained people living on the continental United States, meaning, at that time, the 48 states. He said the last page of the executive order had definitions but the definitions were not distributed widely. Note, I could not find these definitions online.
More importantly, the executive order does have a definition of person in section one, and I don’t think it applies to people. It reads, “The term “person” means any individual, partnership, association or corporation.” It could have said ‘means any people, partnership…., but it specifically says “individual’ and leaves it up to us, in my opinion, to assume ‘individual’ means ‘people’.
Here’s the video, but I don’t recall when in the presentation.
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