We are all created equal. “We The People” created a government and delegated to them the 18 things they would be authorized to do. In turn, government authority controls their inferiors. Don’t volunteer to be inferior to your former equals.
Texas Supreme Court in Dallas v. Mitchell, 245 SW 944:
“The rights of the individual are not derived from governmental agencies, … or even from the Constitution, but they exist inherently in every man, and are merely reaffirmed in the Constitution and restricted only to the extent they have been voluntarily surrendered by the citizenship to the agencies of government.”
The U.S. Supreme Court in the Cruikshank case, 92 US at 551:
“It is the natural consequence of a citizenship which owes allegiance to two sovereignties, and claims protection from both. The citizen cannot complain, because he has voluntarily submitted himself to such a form of government.”
Your natural birth did voluntarily submit yourself to the federal government. You voluntarily entered the federal government when you signed a federal form. You also have to be “and subject to the jurisdiction thereof”. See Elk v. Wilkins 112 U.S. 94, for the extent to which you must be subject. (” not merely subject in some respect or degree to the jurisdiction of the United States, but completely subject to…“)
We are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights. That to secure those rights governments are instituted among men. The social compact theory of government says we give up some rights when we enter society. Yet twenty-nine years after the Constitution was written, this theory was refuted by Thomas Jefferson when he warned about this emerging dangerous theory.
According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_compact:
“Social contract arguments typically posit that individuals have consented, either explicitly or tacitly, to surrender some of their freedoms and submit to the authority of the ruler or magistrate (or to the decision of a majority), in exchange for protection of their remaining rights.”
Some people believe we must forfeit rights and freedoms to have a “civil and orderly” society. Thomas Jefferson was there and he never had such a thought:
“the idea is quite unfounded that on entering into society we give up any natural rights.” – Jefferson letter to F. W. Gilmer 1816.
Back in 1774 Jefferson wrote:
“These are our grievances, which we have thus laid before his Majesty, with that freedom of language and sentiment which becomes a free people, claiming their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.” Jefferson, Rights of British America, 1774, page 141.
Notice Jefferson’s word entering. You voluntarily enter society. Lawyers* hinder your entering into the society of equals, just like it was in Luke 11:52.
For the sad story of how you volunteered into government, read my eBook The Citizen Cannot Complain.
* Whether it’s the high cost of lawyers’ fees or growing distrust of lawyers, there is a mounting trend these days for more people to fight without a lawyer.
The American Bar Association (ABA) reports:
• 60% of the public can’t afford a lawyer.
• 20% simply don’t want to spend the money.
• 50% just don’t trust lawyers!
Yet ½ of all court proceedings involve at least one pro-se party.
Too many pro-se people lose … needlessly!
Ever wonder why you were never taught anything about court procedure or the rules of evidence in your tax-supported schools?
Who benefits from your legal ignorance?
You guessed it. Lawyers!
People using the “How to Win in Court” course are winning! If you don’t have a lawyer — understand what YOU should be doing. All the basic law procedures are explained in “How To Win In Court” self-help course.
Did “We The People” delegate to the artificial entity they created an authority that we did not ourselves have? Have they given life to our graven image that it should both speak and demand reverence and to kill? Have they given the graven image a right to demand worship (such as salute, courtroom oaths, perjury oaths)? Have they given the graven image a right to issue credentials so that all might receive a mark?
For more information read my eBook Oaths: Mandatory or Voluntary.