Supreme Court Rules Guantanamo Detainees are not "Persons"Submitted by juliusbragg on Fri, 01/01/2010 - 17:11
The Obama administration had asked the court not to hear the case. By agreeing, the court let stand an earlier opinion by the D.C. Circuit Court, which found that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act – a statute that applies by its terms to all "persons" – did not apply to detainees at Guantanamo, effectively ruling that the detainees are not persons at all for purposes of U.S. law.
"Another set of claims are dismissed because Guantanamo detainees are not ‘persons’ within the scope of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act – an argument that was too close to Dred Scott v. Sanford for one of the judges on the court of appeals to swallow," he added.
It is because of rulings like this, that I have consistently wanted YOU, my brothers and sisters in Liberty, to be aware of the subtle definitions and the status which may allow you to implicate yourself.
Person does NOT mean human being! So when you see a law that says "any Person who..." you should know what is meant by "person", if it doesnt include "human" or "human being" and instead includes "natural person" know that it is a trick, and it is referring to something OTHER than a human, ususally it is referring to an entity that has been created by a license, or a contract.
you become a "person" when you contract with the government. This is the heart of the "Strawman" debate, that a "human" becomes a "person" and gives up his/her sovereignty, and becomes "subject" to their jurisdiction, simply by contracting.
proof there is a strawman:
Why you are a "national" and NOT a "citizen of the United Sates"