SSNs are issued by the IRS, not by Social Security Administration.
In prior lessons, I prove from government sources that the IRS is not an agency of the United States.
Attached below is a redacted (because I share it) copy of my application for a SSN.
NOTICE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FORM THAT the application form is an IRS form. Also notice that “Treasury Department” is not “U.S. Treasury”. There are 7 “Treasury Department”s authorized by law (for each U.S. territory) but this is not one of them.
When I was 16 and got a part time job after school, the employer lied to me, and told me to get a SSN. I went down to the Social Security Office and filled out this form. IT IS NOT A Social Security form, it is an IRS form. IT IS NOT A U.S. Government form. My Social Security Card (and the number on it) IS NOT FROM THE U.S. Government.
Does it bother you that your SS card and number is not from the U.S. government?