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Citizen or Not

December 24, 2007

Citizen or Not

Are you a Citizen or not? That is what life comes down to in the United States of America.

According to a news story, “Police in suburban Scottsdale have begun routinely asking for proof of citizenship from every suspect they arrest and turning those who are in this country illegally over to federal immigration officials.” apnews.myway.com/article/[Note Correction; www.foxnews.com/] [If they are in the country illegally-not a citizen]

Are you a Citizen or not?

The basic reasons for why the U.S. Constitution was formed has been and is being marginalized, in some cases, by mere ignorance or of little concern and, in other cases, intentional subversion by what this writer will boldly refer to as treasonous internationalists.

“Just as the Bible with its basic doctrinal definitives, identifies who and what a Christian is, our national Constitution with its Bill of Rights identify who is a U.S. citizen and guarantees what each citizen’s rights are. Just as the liberal church theologians now try to eliminate the word “doctrine” from the Bible, the one-world internationalists are eliminating the Bill of Rights, if not the entire constitutional structure.

Most citizens do not seem to care that our Constitution is being eliminated and replaced by presidential directives and court decisions.” (Noah Hutchings, www.swrc.com)

The Preamble to the Constitution gives the general reasons for its establishment:

“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

www.instituteontheconstitution.com/

The basic fabric of this Constitution is about “We the People” or in other words we the Citizens of the United States of America. It’s about being a Citizen or not. The existence of this Constitution is about people who are citizens of this governmental entity ordained by GOD.

What does the U.S. Constitution have to say about being a citizen or not?

The Constitution of the United States; Amendment XIV

“Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

For purposes as identified by the Constitution of the United States, persons are citizens. Specifically, the word “persons” as defined here are the “citizens” of the United States.

Thus the constitutional definition of the term “citizens” as used here is: “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.”

Let’s read this Section with more understanding as to who is a citizen or not.

Section one says; All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person [meaning any citizen] of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person [meaning any citizen] within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. [This writer’s emphasis and comments added]

A U.S. Citizen is essentially, one who has “privileges” and “immunities” and shall not be deprived of “life, liberty, or property, without due process of law” or “the equal protection of the laws”.

Conversely, non-citizens or illegal aliens do not have “privileges” and “immunities” and can be deprived of living their life within the borders of the United States, and having liberty, or property within the borders of the United States, without due process of law or the equal protection of the laws.

Simply put, an illegal alien is not a citizen and thus have no “privileges” and “immunities”; although non-citizens (illegal aliens) are and should be allowed due process of law.

However, since the government have allowed non-citizens (or illegal aliens) “privileges” and “immunities”, non-citizens and certain groups (such as the ACLU, the main stream media and other socialists) now believe that they (non-citizens) have rights never constitutionally given—which is, as this writer believes, is the core reason that the non-citizenship (illegal alien) problem persists.

As a citizen you should know your basic Bill of Rights; “privileges” and “immunities”.
www.instituteontheconstitution.com/BillofRts

It is interesting to note that July 4, 2008 will be 232 years since The Declaration of Independence. As Citizens it would be good to read and take note of the words of this great Declaration, which in part reads:

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes;…But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

www.instituteontheconstitution.com/DecofIndpend

In 1776 this Country was at a crossroad and decided to turn in the right direction. We again, are at another crossroad of our Sovereignty as a Nation—which way will we turn this time?

Do we take our Citizenship for granted? The Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines Citizen as, in part:

“The native of a city, or an inhabitant who enjoys the freedom and privileges of the city in which he resides; the freeman of a city, as distinguished from a foreigner, or one not entitled to its franchises.”

“In the United States, a person, native or naturalized, who has the privilege of exercising the elective franchise, or the qualifications which enable him to vote for rulers, and to purchase and hold real estate.

If the citizens of the United States should not be free and happy, the fault will be entirely their own.”— Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary

“If the citizens of the United States should not be free and happy, the fault will be entirely their own.” “…For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.” (Romans 13:1) and, “…We ought to obey God rather than men.” (Acts 2:29)

It’s About the U.S. Constitution, Citizens! It’s about being a Citizen or not.

After having said all this, in the end it’s really about citizenship in the Kingdom of GOD, it’s about our LORD JESUS CHRIST.

Copyright © 2007 WorldViewPoints

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It’s About the U.S. Constitution, Citizens!

December 7, 2007

It’s About the U.S. Constitution, Citizens!

Most U.S. citizens do not seem to know and/or care that our Constitution is gradually being eroded, eliminated or replaced by Executive, Legislative and Judicial fiat.

It is time for the citizens of the United States of America to wake up before the foundation which established this Nation is removed. The foundation referred to here is the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights.

It’s About the U.S. Constitution, Citizens!

Once the founding documents have been sufficiently eroded, eliminated or replaced, this Nation, as we have once known it, will no longer exist.

And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.” Romans 13:11

Citizens of this Nation fail to look at “the big picture” when it comes to governing this Nation, and the representatives of the People prefer that to be the case. For if the powers to be can keep the citizens focused on an issue here and an issue there it supports their goal of keeping power over “We The People”.

With exception to two 2008 Presidential candidates, there is very little or no mention in their respective platforms about their position on the most important documents of this Nation. The candidates would rather amuse the masses with personal attacks and smoke screens to avoid discussion of their real agendas and the media is conspirators in the whole process.

In watching what the media would have us to believe are debates, where planted personal agendas (plants) are the norm today, you can see the shallowness of the questions and answers of the debates. This is appalling and is or should be an insult to the intelligence of every citizen of this Nation. The media and Republican Party even went so far as to not allow candidate Alan Keyes to “debate”. What are they afraid of?

alankeyes.com/articles/071127debate

alankeyes.com/articles/071019florida

alankeyes.com/articles/071003michigan

alankeyes.com/articles/071012michigan

It is not a surprise to this writer as to why Ambassador Alan Keyes has been excluded at certain points within the process. His credentials, knowledge and debating skills would overshadow anyone who takes the platform with him.

Ambassador Alan Keyes is finally a candidate who really gets it– It’s About the U.S. Constitution, Citizens!

“I think the major issue that faces the country right now is not being addressed by anyone and that is the fact that our system of self-government is under assault and is collapsing on every front, and not only is this not being addressed, I don’t think the others who are in the race understand the nature of this crisis and of course if you don’t see it, you’re not going to be able to address this”. “The question of whether government of, by and for the people is going to survive in the 21stCentury” is critical.
worldnetdaily.com/news/article

“Ambassador Alan Keyes, who is seeking the GOP nomination for president, says his first priority in office would be to make sure the executive branch of the U.S. government recognizes the unalienable rights of U.S. citizens, as spelled out in the U.S. Constitution.”
worldnetdaily.com/news/article

“Apparently, the President of the United States has never thoughtfully considered the premise of our existence as a nation. The man sworn to the greatest responsibility to uphold, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States apparently doesn’t understand the idea that it is founded upon. How can he defend what he does not understand? How can he uphold the Constitution if he cannot defend the ground upon which it stands?”
renewamerica.us/071007

This writer believes that Ambassador Keyes is the only Presidential candidate with the credibility, integrity and the right credentials at this time to be the President of the United States of America and deserves serious consideration for the Office.

Ambassador Keyes should not be ignored by the media and parties and “We The People” should not allow the powers to be to dictate to us who can and cannot run—or we shall get what we deserve.

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.” Romans 13:1

But, “…We ought to obey God rather than men.” Acts 2:29

It is time for the citizens of the United States of America to wake up! It’s About the U.S. Constitution, Citizens!

And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.” “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.” “Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.” “But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.” Romans 13:11-14

It’s About the U.S. Constitution, Citizens!