Where does it tell me that the Declaration,Articles of Confederation,NW Ordinance are still the laws of the Land?

Volume 18of the Revised Statutes of the United States as enacted by the 43rd Congress (A.D. 1873-1875) and published by the Government Printing Office in A.D. 1878. (Note that Volume 18 reflects the law as it was known to exist after the 14th Amendment was (allegedly) ratified in A.D. 1868.)

In that Volume 18, the Congress published a section entitled “The Organic Laws of The United States of America”. That section includes four documents:

1) The “Declaration of Independence”;

2) The Article of Confederation;

3) The Northwest Ordinance; and,

4) The Constitution of the United States.

There is nothing in that collection of documents to suggest that the Constitution is the only component of “The Organic Laws of The United States of America”. Instead, the four documents are presented as a cohesive collection, each of which are still every bit as much the Law as the Constitution.

 

• The implications are enormous.

For example, we have legal authority to assert the principles in the “Declaration of Independence” as carrying the force of law.

 

• We can also begin to see a possible distinction between “The United States of America” (the perpetual Union expressly created by the Articles of Confederation in A.D. 1781) and the “United States” (created by the Constitution of the United States as ratified by the People of the several States in A.D. 1788):

As created in the Articles of Confederation, “The United States of America” includes only the States of the Union. However, the “United States” (created later by the Constitution of the United States) also includes Washington DC and the territories. Technically, it appears possible that “The United States of America” does not include any territories or Washington D.C..

Thus, it appears possible that if you are “in Washington DC” and/or “in” one of the “territories,” that you may be “in the United States” but not within the perpetual Union styled “The United States of America”. Conversely, if you are within one of the States of the Union and/or within “The United States of America,” you might not be “in the United States”—nor “subject to the jurisdiction thereof”.

 

• Here’s another unlikely but interesting possibility: While Article 6 Section 2 of the Constitution declares that instrument to be the “supreme Law of the Land,” what comprises the “Land”? I presume that at the time the Constitution was ratified, the term “Land” was intended to mean something like the “country” and included all of the People of The United States States of America and of the territories. But is it possible that the “Land” referenced referred only to “land” in the sense of “territory” and without inclusion of the People of the several States comprising “The United States of America”? Is it possible that some slick shysters masquerading as judges have since presumed the “land” to mean territory but not People?

 

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  1. Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.If one is to be selected as the master document, it ought to be that grammar of liberty,
    The Constitution.
    In it, all the people spoke. With it, they established the way to limit both the capital and the jurisdiction of any and all
    governments branches, making it possible for themselves-and any
    other peoples who emulated them-to enjoy free and profitable enterprise.
    And so to triumph over an age-old evil.

    Since ancient times tyrants had destroyed freedom by denying men their livelihood. Families of the Biblical world suffered the same tyranny of painful taxation that the colonies denounced.
    They also knew the bitterness of living under prohibitive licensing, which made it impossible to engage in certain endeavors unless one was delegated by the prince or state. Ambition was held in contempt or,
    when that was not sufficient,judged criminal because excellence was
    said to be inborn and not achievable by commen man.
    If this set of doctrines was banned in America- if
    competition is here considered both fair and needful- it is because of
    The Constitution.
    That is the document which demonstrated once, and continues to remind,that ambition is the natural expression of the
    morality and dignity of all men.

    To personally understand and maintain the American way of Life,
    To Honor it is by his own Exemplary Conduct, and to pass it intact to
    Succeeding Generations is THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERY
    TRUE AMERICAN

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