Comment: should we continue the discussion?

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should we continue the discussion?

I felt this article and debate was dead.

I have gained new knowledge, perspective, and field of thought since posting this article.

The point of the article was to illustrate the difference between the federal government and the government of the several states. While the 14th amendment subjugates the citizens to the federal government it only places restrictions on the government of the several states. There are no restrictions on the federal government when it pertains to 14th amendment citizens. State governments are restricted, not the federal government. There is no other place to define a 'Citizen of the United States' other than the 14th amendment, so when I see people referring to themselves as citizens, I hope they proceed carefully for risk of voluntarily alienating their 'God given' rights.