RE: [tips_and_tricks] questions concerning U.S. constitution
Re: Questions Concerning US “CON”stitution….Ed Rivera’s the guy with the answers on this. Let me explain how he did it. First he had a degree in government….then he became a lawyer….practiced for 20 years or so. Took his mandate of “truth seeking” officer-of-the-court seriously. As he explains which I paraphrased, “I had an oath as an officer of the court. The stated function of all courts is truth seeking. I never stopped looking….and looking on behalf of clients…for truth. I found out the truth so well that I set a lot of people free. The IRS didn’t like it….the DOJ sought to disbar me for telling clients the truth…..the courts didn’t like it when I proved they had no authority over me.” Now later they stuck him in jail for a couple months “for show”….but we were able to mail him all the organic law and a good chunk of history. Ed used the 3 months as a sabbatical of study on the organic law…never missing a beat. He has a gift….the gift NOT to interpret beyond what the words actually say. Thus…it was only a matter of time till he discovered “more truth”. Literally EVERYONE should read what he has to say…the guy’s amazing for his CLARITY of thought. www.edrivera.com
At 09-0309 07:31, you wrote:
... I’m following along in a booklet about the various meanings of United States, United States of America, etc., and reading the first 3 articles of said constitution I noticed (read the said Articles/Sections for complete text):
Art. 1; Sec. 1: “All legislative Powers herein granted…..in a Congress of the United States….”
Art. 2; Sec. 1: “The executive Power shall vested in a President of the United States of America”
Art. 3; Sec. 1 “The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court,…”
Anyone have a plausible explanation of why there is no mention of a President of the United States? Why is there a difference in the wording of Art. 1 along with Art. 3, in setting up the legislature and the judiciary of the United States, and then divergence in the setting up of a President but of the United States of America? If there is President of the United States of America, then why is there no legislature or judiciary for the United States of America?
And, one remaining: The preamble says We the People of the United States…..establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Then why is the Congress and the judiciary created for the United States (which logically and historically precedes the United States of America) while only the office of President is created for the United States of America. Are the Congress and the judiciary outside of the scope of the Constitution for the United States of America while the office of President is within the scope of it?
The only explanation that is available insofar as I am concerned is that the phrases are used interchangeably. That is consistent with the rules of grammar as well as legal theory, I believe, creating a problem only for those dependent upon creating some kind of dichotomy that will provide for competing definitions. I don't find such a complication particularly valuable -- quite the contrary. Should someone make a reasonable case for developing such distinctions, however, I'm ready to listen.
- Real simple answer to the questions - in the Constitution, "United States of America" refers to an "IT" - a new nation which previously did not exist - the term "United States" refers to "THEM" - the "several states".Although the terms have been used interchangably for well over 100 years & certainly are today, they DO NOT mean the same thing. And look @ the difference in wording in the 13th & 14th Amendments.Study more - in the Declaration of Independence, the "u" in "united" is lower-case - an adjective describing States in a land called America which were united in a common cause - there was no such entity as the "United States of America" @ the time. In the Constitution the "U" is capitalized because now "United" is part of a proper noun.