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If you sign up for Facebook,

If you sign up for Facebook, and dont read the rules, and click "join", you may have inadvertently granted ownership to Facebook inc. of some of your property, (photos, quotes, videos, etc.) You can't then go back and charge Facebook for use of your property that you presumably knowingly gave up.

Same thing when joining the non mandatory democracy called the UNITED STATES. Your parents presumably knowingly signed you up to join. They, and you, as a free American were so free that they had the right to elect to join the new democracy.

    That the general principle of such a right of electing, to
    remain under the old or to contract a new allegiance, was
    recognized, is apparent from the case of Com. v. Chapman, 1
    Dal., 53, and other cases cited. Those who adhered to the
    new government and transferred their allegiance thereto,
    became citizens of the same. All who were free, had this right of election, else they were not free. No particular color nor descent was required to confer this right of election. It resulted from freedom, and the necessity resting upon all to make an election. When it was made, and the individual determined to adhere to the new state, he was necessarily a member and a citizen of the same. He sustained the same relation to the new government by choice, which he had sustained to the old by birth.
    [Appleton concurring 44 Maine 528-529 (1859)]

As an adult however, you have a choice to correct your parents errors, or to remain within the new government. The new government is a simple easy life, filled with easy credit, building permits, licenses, and administrative laws with fines for violations, that help to fund the street lights, pretty bridges, city parks and other luxuries of the new democracy. The alternative is a life of self reliance, fighting for survival, living off the land, farming, hunting, fishing, and so on. Your parents were doing you a favor!

That is until Ron Paul came along and woke you up!! Hooray for that. Except that you are now questioning all of these things but without being prepared to live a simple life without car loans and credit cards. So you are at turning point. Do you begin fighting to reclaim your status as a capital "C" Citizen, or do you remain a civil, congress created, lower case "c" citizen with limited rights?

That is the question.

    "United States citizenship does not entitle citizens to rights and privileges of state citizenship."
    [K. Tashiro v. Jordan, 201 Cal. 236, 256 P. 545 (1927), 48 Supreme Court. 527.]

As a member of the "RETIREMENT PROGRAM" of the UNITED STATES government called "SOCIAL SECURITY", you are "Federal Personnel". You are no different than an enlisted military man:

    usc title 5, 552(a)(13) "federal personnel"

    (13) the term “Federal personnel” means officers and employees of the Government of the United States, members of the uniformed services (including members of the Reserve Components), individuals entitled to receive immediate or deferred retirement benefits under any retirement program of the Government of the United States (including survivor benefits).

    To most Americans, Social Security is a retirement program.

    Social Security
    Social Security is a retirement program for Americans who have paid for coverage through payroll deduction or self-employment taxes.