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.”
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”.
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.”
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.
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