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"Citizens are ALWAYS people.

"Citizens are ALWAYS people. People are not always citizens."

Absolutely true, except that once you become a citizen the legal system does not deal with the man, with people. They deal with persons not people.

A citizen is BOTH a legal entity (citizen) and a flesh and blood man. It is the example of acting as one thing while being another:

Persona: A persona (plural personae or personas), in the word's everyday usage, is a social role or a character played by an actor. The Latin word probably derived from the Etruscan word "phersu", with the same meaning, and that from the Greek πρόσωπον (prosōpon). Its meaning in the latter Roman period changed to indicate a "character" of a theatrical performance or court of law, when it became apparent that different individuals could assume the same role, and legal attributes such as rights, powers, and duties followed the role. The same individuals as actors could play different roles, each with its own legal attributes, sometimes even in the same court appearance.

It is from the latin word "persona" that we get the word "person". In the legal sense, this is a man acting in the capacity of legal entity, and, just as in Roman law, does not have the same rights as a man. Instead persons have legal rights, civil rights. The man still retains his natural rights, but in the court room they are not addressing the man, they address the person, the citizen. The man has merely tagged along out of necessity...

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