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This web site is dedicated to informing the people about their secured rights and heritage as it pertains to state Citizenship.

    The information you’ll find here was painstakingly and meticulously researched by state Citizen, Richard James, McDonald.
Mr. McDonald is a researcher and educator of law for over 30 years, and this web site, and the information posted here, are the results of his dedicated research of the history of citizenship and the legal implications associated with our “political status”.
The visitor is encouraged to visit the File Room where over 40 megabytes of documents on any array of topics are available for downloading.  Additionally, if one is interested in this material but has a slow internet connection, the files are available on CD for a modest cost.  

Who Is Sir Richard James, McDonald?

Richard James, McDonald is a state Citizen of California.   Mr. McDonald is a former law enforcement officer who stumbled across this information quite by accident but felt compelled to investigate the issues related to law enforcement and status.  Based on results of  Mr. McDonald’s research, he took the extraordinary step of renouncing his “US citizenship”, (the reasons why should become clear to the reader as they review the information posted here), by reclaiming his “birth rights” and original political status, which by the way, is exactly the same as the Founding Fathers who were state Citizens, not “US citizens”.
Unbeknownst to most people, the class termed “US citizen” did not exist as a political status until 1866.   It was a class and “political status” created for the newly freed slaves and did not apply to the people inhabiting the states of the union who were at that time state Citizens.

“On the other hand, there is a significant historical fact in all of this.  Clearly, one of the purposes of the 13th and 14th Amendments and of the 1866 act and of section 1982 was to give the Negro citizenship. . .”
Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co. (1967), 379 F.2d 33, 43.”The object of the 14th Amendment, as is well known, was to confer upon the colored race the right of citizenship.”
United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U. S. 649, 692.

Mr. McDonald is not a racist or bigot but merely wishes that the reader understands that the class of people identified as “US citizens” were the NEWLY FREED SLAVES ONLY as was the intent of the drafters of the so-called 14th Amendment.   After their being recognized as people rather than “animate property”, they needed to be brought within the “naturalization process” and afforded some rights.  As anyone well knows, property has no rights.   Mr. McDonald has been educating people about these issues for over 25 years.

“We have in our political system a government of the United States and a government of each of the several States.  Each one of these governments is distinct from the others, and each has citizens of it’s own…”
United States v. Cruikshank, 92 U.S. 542 (1875)“…he was not a citizen of the United States, he was a citizen and voter of the State,…”  “One may be a citizen of a State an yet not a citizen of the United States”.
McDonel v. The State, 90 Ind. 320 (1883)“That there is a citizenship of the United States and citizenship of a state,…”
Tashiro v. Jordan, 201 Cal. 236 (1927)

“A citizen of the United States is a citizen of the federal government …”
Kitchens v. Steele, 112 F.Supp 383

The Importance Of state Citizenship

Why is this important?   Because the visitor should know that the rules that apply to “US citizens” may be different that the rules that apply to “state Citizens”, and that the rights of one are not the same as the other.   For example, the “state Citizen” is NOT required to have a driver license to legally use their car to go to the store to buy food or to attend their place of worship, the “US citizen” is required to have a license to do the same thing.

“The governments of the United States and of each state of the several states are distinct from one another.  The rights of a citizen under one may be quite different from those which he has under the other”.
Colgate v. Harvey, 296 U.S. 404; 56 S.Ct. 252 (1935)“There is a difference between privileges and immunities belonging to the citizens of the United States as such, and those belonging to the citizens of each state as such”.
Ruhstrat v. People, 57 N.E. 41 (1900)“The rights and privileges, and immunities which the fourteenth constitutional amendment and Rev. St. section 1979 [U.S. Comp. St. 1901, p. 1262], for its enforcement, were designated to protect, are such as belonging to citizens of the United States as such, and not as citizens of a state”.
Wadleigh v. Newhall 136 F. 941 (1905)

Mr. McDonald educates people about the reasons why this is the so and what they can do to reclaim their birth rights which are protected by the State Constitution.

“…rights of national citizenship as distinct from the fundamental or natural rights inherent in state citizenship”.
Madden v. Kentucky, 309 U.S. 83: 84 L.Ed. 590 (1940)SUI  JURIS. One who has all the rights to which a freemen is entitled; one  who is not under the power of another, as a slave, a minor, and the like.
2. To make a valid contract, a person must, in general, be sui juris.  Every one of full age is presumed to be sui juris. Story on Ag. p. 10.
Bouvier’s Law Dictionary, 1856INGENUI, civ. law. Those freemen who were born free. Vicat, vocab.
2. They were a class of freemen, distinguished from those who, born  slaves, had afterwards legally obtained their freedom the latter were called  at various periods, sometimes liberti, sometimes libertini. An unjust or  illegal servitude did not prevent a man from being ingenuus.
Bouvier’s Law Dictionary, 1856

JURIS ET DE JURE. A phrase employed to denote conclusive presumptions of  law, which cannot be rebutted by evidence. The words signify of law and from  law. Best on Presumption, Sec. 17.
Bouvier’s Law Dictionary, 1856

What the visitor will find here is little known legal history about the people of this country that is not taught in the public schools nor for that matter in law school as part of the general curriculum.


Mr. McDonald is dedicated to educating the visitor about their secured rights and how to defend them effectively by focusing on the common “traffic ticket”.    No one likes being pulled over and being issued a NOTICE TO APPEAR for some alleged violation of the Vehicle Code.   The knowledge one has regarding “how to” deal with the common “traffic ticket” will  provide the accused with all the basic legal knowledge to deal with virtually any legal matter, this is because elements of  law are generally the same no matter what the allegation.

Sublata causa tollitur effectus.
Remove the cause and the effect will cease.  2 Bl. Com. 203.

Sublato fundamento cadit opus.
Remove the foundation, the structure or work fall.

For information about joining Mr. McDonald’s state Citizenship education program, where the participant will be provided with all necessary information, including relevant legal documentation about state Citizenship, and support regarding the reclamation of their birthrights and status of state Citizen….

Reclaim Your Birth Rights
Richard James, McDonald teaches people what they need to know in order to legally reclaim their birth rights and alter their political status from US citizen to state Citizen. Richard offers a full support program and provides all the necessary documentation and personal support to successfully complete the process.
[Notice that he places a comma between the ‘middle’ name and the family name.]


Mr. McDonald IS NOT an attorney and can not, nor will he, provide “legal advice”.   The information he makes available at this site and during his lectures and seminars is for educational purposes and he assumes no responsibility for how the information is used.

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