Jurisdictions of the Law

Three entirely different jurisdictions exist in this country.
Each jurisdiction has its own separate and distinct responsibilities under
the Republic which was established by our Founding Fathers

All three jurisdictions are to be regulated by the People
in accordance with Common Law

The order in which the three are discussed is the order in which the power devolves

The People (the Common Law jurisdiction)

1. The basic responsibility of the People, concerning the governments they have created, is to watch over the actions and activities of the various government officials and employees to make certain that all actions and activities are conducted within the bounds established by the Federal Constitution or the appropriate State Constitution.

2. Use the Common Laws to secure our unalienable rights and to establish a method for obtaining, and keeping, the blessings of freedom for ourselves and our posterity. Maintain a strong militia that is ready, and able, to assist in this function.

3. Use the Common Law to administer to the needs of the People.

4. Continue to exercise all powers, authority, and unalienable rights in such manner as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Perform all responsibilities of government not specifically given to any of the several States, or to the Federal Government.


The State Governments (the several states)

1. First and foremost among all of the reasons for the State Government to exist is the fact that the People organized it to secure their unalienable rights and to establish the blessings of freedom for themselves and their posterity. Any action on the part of any State Government that violates, or even infringes upon, this premise is a violation of the basic concept of why this government exists. All else is secondary.

2. Again, each person has the inherent right to protect his unalienable rights, i.e., his Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, from any intrusion by someone else. Governments are organized to strengthen the ability of a person to protect himself through a system of common defense with others. The Federal Government, the State Governments, and the Sovereign People have all contracted with each other to provide such mutual defense. This defines the primary reason behind the establishment of a State Government.

3. Promote the general welfare of the people by providing a safe environment for the People to freely use their God given unalienable rights. This grants no power to any State Government to provide the general welfare, only the requirement that a safe environment be maintained so the People can go about their private affairs.

4. Create such rules and regulations as are needed to control the employees of the State government. Provided such rules and regulations are within the bounds established by the State Constitution.

5. To establish, and maintain, a Republican form of government for the People.

6. The People authorized the State Government to deal with Equity Law, but granted no power concerning Maritime Law, or Common Law. All rights to Maritime Law were reserved to the Federal Government, and all Common Law rights were retained by the People so they can control the Governments they have created.


The Federal Government (the United States)

1. First and foremost among all of the reasons for the Federal Government to exist is the fact that the People organized it to secure their unalienable rights and to establish the blessings of freedom for themselves and their posterity. Any action on the part of the Federal Government that violates, or even infringes upon, this premise is a violation of the basic concept of why this government exists. All else is secondary.

2. Each person has the inherent right to protect his unalienable rights, i.e., his Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, from any intrusion by someone else. Governments are organized to strengthen the ability of a person to protect himself through a system of common defense with others. The Federal Government, the State Governments, and the Sovereign People have all contracted with each other to provide such mutual defense. This defines the mutual defense pact that was written into the treaty between the States. We refer to this Treaty as the Constitution.

3. Promote the general welfare of the people by providing a safe environment for the People to freely use their God given unalienable rights. This grants no power to the Federal Government to provide the general welfare, only the requirement that a safe environment be maintained so the People can go about their private affairs.

4. Create such rules and regulations as are needed to control the employees of the Federal government. Provided such rules and regulations are within the bounds established by the Constitution.

5. To establish, and maintain, a Republican form of government in each State. The Federal Government has not only failed to meet this requirement, it has purposely set out to destroy our Republics and replace them with an Oligarchy.

6. The People authorized the Federal Government to deal with Maritime Law and Equity Law, but granted no power concerning Common Law. All Common Law rights were retained by the People so they can control the Governments they have created.

7. Handle transactions and commerce with Foreign Nations, the several States, and the Indian Tribes. This clause grants no power over the People, or to regulater or control the business activities of the people, only the power to deal with the fictitious entities we, and other peoples, have created.

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