Many people think that rights come from government. They have been fooled. Rights do NOT come from government. Certain unalienable rights are endowed by our Creator and governments are instituted among men to secure those rights. Government can only take away rights. The Bill of Rights DOES NOT grant any rights. The Bill of Rights adds further restrictions on government.
The Bill itself (Link) stipulates its purpose:
in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added”.
Many people think that the Bill of Rights protects them from the federal government. They have been fooled. State inhabitants are neither subject to federal laws nor protected by federal laws.
NOT SUBJECT TO
People in federal territories created their state governments in order to free themselves from federal jurisdiction.
Under the U.S. Constitution, in 1798, Vice President Thomas Jefferson reassured the people of Kentucky that they were free from all federal laws, except for the three crimes mentioned in the Constitution, “and no other crimes whatever”. He went on to say
(and all other their acts which assume to create, define, or punish crimes other than those enumerated in the Constitution) are altogether void and of no force, and that the power to create, define, and punish such other crimes is reserved, and of right appertains solely and exclusively to the respective States, each within its own Territory.”
NOT PROTECTED BY
The Bill of Rights does not apply to State Inhabitants. The Bill of Rights does not protect you from the federal government (unless you volunteer into the federal government),
Examples: The first eight Amendments do not apply to States and do not protect state people, according to the U.S. Supreme Court in Twinning v. New Jersey, 211 US 78, in 1908 — and in Hague v. CIO, 307 US 496, in 1939.
State inhabitants are not protected by federal protections until they become federal wards.
You become subject to federal laws when you voluntarily did so.
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My essay on limited government
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If you want a good online law course that explains procedures and rules showing how our courts work, I recommend this self-help course: How To Win In Court.