When it comes to direct access to the Bill of Rights, not everyone has the same standing. Only those who are considered the ‘people of the several states’ have direct access to the Bill of Rights.
There exists however an entire class of people, who are mentioned in the Constitution, but who do not have direct access to the Bill of Rights, and those are people the law distinguishes as having a different political standing than the people of the several states.
You might be thinking that you are one of the People, and most likely you are, especially if you were born within the boundaries of one of the several states. But what you probably don’t realize is how easy it is to waive the rights secured to the citizens of the Several States through what is deceptive, but legal, use of word play.
These are 4 key information points you need to understand to be able to recognize state citizenship as distinguished from any other political standing.
4 Key Information Points You Need To Know to Distinguish 4th Article Citizenship from Every Other Political Standing.
1. There is more than one definition to the term “United States.”
There are three recognized definitions of the term “United States” and all of these go back to the founding of the Nation. The one you need to know about is the sense in which it is used at Cal. Comm. Code 9307h – “The United States is located in the District of Columbia.”
2. The Several States are differentiated from States of the United States.
This is important because the comity clause enforceable for only the citizens of the Several States and upon the Several States. You can find this differentiation between the Several States and all other forms of states at 4 U.S.C. Section 112(b)
It is important to note that in Texas v White, 74 U.S. 700, the Supreme Court mentions there are many different kinds of States, but only a very specific state enjoys the guarantee of a republican form of government by the United States in Article IV.
3. Calif. Code distinguishes a Citizen from a Resident
Cal. Gov. Code section 241 acknowledges Citizens of the State. the Cal. Vehicle Code, applicable to government employees by CVC Section 21052, identifies residents.
Whenever there is a prosecution in California, it is done in the name of the People of California. Cal. Gov. Code identifies what this political class consists of at Cal. Gov. Code 240, and specifically excludes residents as being a part of the People as a political class.
4. Calif State codes apply differently to Residents than the code applies to Citizens of the State.
Many codes in California are applicable only to government employees and are not applicable to citizens. Residents on the other hand, because of their diminished political status, are subject to every code of the state, including the codes applicable only to government employees. To find more about why being a resident is a diminished political class check out the relevant section on residents in the Law of Nations (the only body of law referenced in the Declaration of Independence).
Citizenship was incredibly important to the Framers, and it has been said by more than one historian that the Comity Clause, Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1, is the foundation up on which the Entire Constitution was built.