Posted by Diane Burr on September 05, 1998 at 22:52:06:
In Reply to: Does our government still represent and serve State Citizens??? posted by Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S. on August 28, 1998 at 22:08:25:
: You will note, with some interest (I hope),
: that not a single federal court has ever
: admitted that we have two (2) classes of
: citizenship in America, even though state
: courts have done so, in so many words.
: If I am wrong here, please correct me
: immediately (and I do WANT to be wrong
: about this!) Despite its obvious importance,
: I do not recall that Alla v. Kornfeld actually
: issued this key holding ("two classes" [sic]),
: even though the existence of two classes can
: be inferred easily from that correct case.
: I hope, by now, that the far-reaching
: implications of two classes are beginning
: to be understood, and appreciated, by everyone
: who participates in this forum. Take, for
: example, the fundamental principle of equal
: protection. Are the two classes receiving
: equal protection today? My answer: NO!
: One class can vote, the other cannot vote!
: One can make law, the other cannot make law!
: Moreover, the notion of a "national citizen"
: is simply not supported by the relevant
: history and pertinent cases. For the same
: reason, we have a "federal" government and
: not a "national" government. The term
: "national of the United States" is the product
: of federal statutes (which Congress CAN change)
: and not a term found in the Constitution
: (which Congress can NOT change).
: The term "United States" in the Qualifications
: Clauses means "States United". See People v.
: De La Guerra for authority. It does NOT refer
: to the "nation" [sic] (i.e. one of the other
: meanings for that term, as defined in Black's,
: which cites Hooven & Allison v. Evatt).
: Pablo De La Guerra was a California judge who
: signed the original California Constitution
: of 1849. He would know!
: /s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
: Counselor at Law, Private Attorney General
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