The Constitution for the United States of America

Article 1
Section 8 - Paragraph 10

To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offences against the law of nations:

Here again, this falls exactly within the powers and authority granted to the Federal Government. These are functions of International Law and International Affairs and are properly within the jurisdiction of the Federal Government.

Even though this Paragraph appears to grant the Federal Government the right to prosecute directly, the proper venue is in the Common Law Court because the Federal Government has no power to prosecute a Sovereign Citizen. What this Article does is permit the Federal Government to bring charges under the Common Law, as the representative of the People, who are the damaged parties.

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