Posted by Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S. on September 08, 1998 at 15:02:08:
"We ... do ordain and establish this
Constitution for the United States of America."
[sic] Note that it does NOT say "united",
as many activists are wont to spell that term.
The "U" in "United" is capitalized. For proof,
check a certified copy of the original manuscript.
Therefore, whenever referring to this Law,
one should refer to it by its proper title,
namely, the "Constitution for the United States
of America" in so many words.
We prefer to qualify this title in all courts,
by adding the phrase "as lawfully amended".
This qualifier raises a host of fundamental
questions, such as the exact provisions
which are being upheld by the Oaths of Office
required by same. See 4 U.S.C. 101, 5 U.S.C. 3331,
in pari materia with the Supremacy Clause.
For example, one might specify the class of
citizenship to which one belongs, by citing
the "Qualifications Clauses in the Constitution
for the United States of America, as lawfully
amended (hereinafter 'U.S. Constitution')."
We generally indent all long quotations, so that
one can avoid the need to switch to single
quotation marks (as was just done, in the
preceding sentence). Indentation offsets
any quotation sufficiently for the reader to
identify it as such.
Thus, all subsequent references to the
"U.S. Constitution" [sic] leave absolutely no
doubt about the supreme Law to which such a
pleading refers, despite the serious, known
problems with the 13th, 14th, and 16th
amendments [sic] (circa 1819, 1868, and 1913,
respectively). E.g., see Dyett v. Turner,
and State v. Phillips, Utah Supreme Court
(1968 and 1975, respectively). The key
historical facts recited in Dyett v. Turner
are published in USA v. Knudson, in the
Supreme Law Library here.
By the way, while you are reading the Preamble,
please take note of the fact that the terms
"United States" and "United States of America"
are both used in the same paragraph.
The Guarantee Clause will help cement your
understanding of the key difference between
the "United States" (federal government),
and the several states of the Union
(of which there are now 50 in number).
The several states are capitalized "States"
in the U.S. Constitution, by convention,
whereas the term "States" in most federal
statutes refers to the federal States which
comprise the federal zone, and NOT to any
of the 50 states of the Union.
I hope this helps.
/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
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