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Are corporations people? Florida congressional candidate wants to prove it.

Bruce Ray Riggs, an independent running for U.S. Congress in Florida’s 5th District, has a message and his message has attracted a small yet fervent following. Riggs, part of a recent surge of independents seeking statewide office, is one of 27 candidates not declaring a party affiliation for the sunshine state’s August primary.

Riggs is actually so far from being a partisan that he believes most federal laws passed with the help of either party over the past 150 years have been unconstitutional. As an issues-candidate, his issue seems to cut to the heart of all political issues, at least the ones that touch on the 14th Amendment (and that’s a lot).

“This is a common issue, no matter what race or religion anyone is. We’re all in the same boat and its sinking and this is something we should all take interest in. If nothing else, this is the one thing we should have unity on. This is our future and our children’s future at stake,” says Riggs.

In short, Riggs asserts that the original Constitution penned by the Founders never survived the Civil War era. He calls that event the “transition period” of 1861-1871 when citizens of each state were transferred from a “constitutional” to a “commercial” standing in law by way of the 14th Amendment.

Riggs says that civil rights groups who focus their defense on certain aspects of the Bill of Rights are missing the bigger picture. What Tea Party and liberty groups need to understand is that the 14th Amendment created a different jurisdiction, he says.

“It created a different ‘citizenship’ and that’s where the constitutional violations are coming from. You are not under the constitutional citizenship or under that jurisdiction, you are under a different, newly created, corporate one. That’s why they can’t fix this problem. They’re aware of it, that everything operates under commercial law…and commercial law is good, but we are not supposed to be under that point in standing in law, we’re supposed to be under a constitutional standing in law.”

The “post-constructional” jurisdiction that resulted from the Civil War led the Federal government to assume powers under the 14th Amendment that were never lawfully granted by the Constitution, says Riggs. It would follow that many laws, taxes, restrictions and government powers are null and void, including all Supreme Court rulings decided using Incorporation Doctrine. That’s just about every landmark decision of the 20th Century, effecting such things as abortion, prayer in schools, gun control, Imminent Domain and the display of the Ten Commandments in public places.

Even the national debt is strictly a 14th Amendment issue, says Riggs. Just examine section 4 of the law.

A statement on his official campaign website, dirtyunclesam.com reads in part, “I will demonstrate, with facts and freely available documents, how this unconstitutional jurisdiction came to be and how to fix it.”

In a 43 minute campaign video, which has so far scored over 3,100 Facebook likes, Riggs does just that – documents his case with a dizzying number of citations from state and federal congressional journals, state and U.S. Supreme Court decisions as well as executive orders, among other references. Riggs also refers to an Examiner article titled, “US Economic History that Ron Paul Wants Every American to Know: part II” to help fill out his–shall we say– revisionist history lesson.

Read more at: Independent Voter Network

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In the Constitution Article I Section 2 Clause 2 is a new kind

of citizen which claims citizenship at Eighteen years old on Federal Territory and gives exclusive territorial jurisdiction to the United States of America.

Article I

Section 1. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

Section 2. The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.

No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.

Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumerations shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New-York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.

The other kind of Citizen with all unalienable rights that stay in tact is the Citizen of Article 1 Section 3 Clause 4 which is a common law Citizen becoming a Citizen at the age of Twenty-one years old common law age of majority. No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.

USC › Title 1 › Chapter 1 › § 1

See the statutory definition of person and how it relates to corporation this is the written law. The written law is the law for the "United States" which is the territory owned by and under the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States of America the proprietary power of the "United States".

1 USC § 1 - Words denoting number, gender, and so forth

Current through Pub. L. 112-90. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)
In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, unless the context indicates otherwise—
words importing the singular include and apply to several persons, parties, or things;
words importing the plural include the singular;
words importing the masculine gender include the feminine as well;
words used in the present tense include the future as well as the present;
the words “insane” and “insane person” and “lunatic” shall include every idiot, lunatic, insane person, and person non compos mentis;
the words “person” and “whoever” include corporations, companies, associations, firms, partnerships, societies, and joint stock companies, as well as individuals;
“officer” includes any person authorized by law to perform the duties of the office;
“signature” or “subscription” includes a mark when the person making the same intended it as such;
“oath” includes affirmation, and “sworn” includes affirmed;
“writing” includes printing and typewriting and reproductions of visual symbols by photographing, multigraphing, mimeographing, manifolding, or otherwise.