Posted by djf on September 17, 1998 at 01:32:19:
In Reply to: "United States" is singular. posted by MARTIN on September 17, 1998 at 01:15:09:
: "The United States went to war in 1861 to preserve the Union; it emerged from the war in 1865 having created a nation.
: Before the two words ' United States' were generally used as a plural noun: 'the United States are a republic.'
: After 1865 the United States became a singular noun. The loose union of states became a nation."
: James M. McPherson, Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution (Oxford University Press, 1991), p. viii.
: "The de facto transition of the United States from a federation to a federal state is marked by the gradual use of a singular rather than a plural verb."
: Charles G. Fenwick, International Law, 3d rev. ed. (Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1948), p. 148 n. 62.
: I'll pass on Kay County. Been there! 8th grade constitutionalists!
: I'll also pass on court or judge political deception + ruse type opinion.
: Too bad Meader listened to Bogus legal info. from so-called Patriot arm chair attorney types.
: If Meader only knew the truth.
: What friends these Patriots turned out to be!!
Hooven V Evatt is very plain, and recognizes the Union of several states. It also recognizes the municipal jurisdiction of the corporate United States (singular). Now there have been instances lately of certain sherriffs who know the law DEMANDING, not HOPING, not SUGGESTING, not anything else, that Federal agents get approval before conducting business in his COUNTY (still the supreme political jurisdiction per common law). If he is a mere agent of DC he will do as told.
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