New Post Federal Courts
I posted my comment on Rivera’s site….read his post way below and come back:
I encourage everyone who doesn't believe what Rivera says about the courts to visit a federal courthouse but try a military base first. The military base will be more obvious as to its federal territory nature. They have nothing to hide on a military base. There you will see big signs saying "subject to search and seizure at any time." This folks is "exclusive legislation" land: the same as Guantanamo. Once you are done visiting the base, now visit a federal court house. The signs are all there--just more subtle because here the courts have to fool-you that they are part of the territory just outside. In other words, they have to blend-in with the common-law urban landscape. The reason is the jurors who are suckered to participate by erroneous declaration of citizen to this "island of federal territory" must not feel that they are not part of the charade the court calls justice. The court has to convince this group that they are citizens of this United States territory and are doing their part to prevent "anarchy societies" by "judging facts". The federal courthouse in Dayton Ohio is a good example: You will not see an overt sign. But along the outside are small red,white, and blue federal property signs. Above each is a surveilalance camera. Along the wall is a sign stating the nature of the territory--federal--the same portion of territory acquired by similar to what Rivera revealed. Inside the courthouse you see the traditional posters on the wall but with a new twist: a poster by some agency of the federal government like the Dept of the Interior. This poster will tell you the law on this island of territory. Notice the gaurds. Strike up a conversation with one and he will reveal something. In my conversation this is what he said, "Yes you are correct that the same laws do not apply inside as outside. Outside on the street are a different set of laws. One time we had a fellow think he could carry concealed a weapon because he had a State of Ohio concealed weapon permit. One of our guards arrested him. He was in jail without even an arraignment for 4 days....then he went before the judge when the judge thought it was convenient. That's the power we have."
THE FEDERAL TERRITORY OF UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTS
It doesn’t matter whether you call a federal court a United States district court, a District Court of the United States or any combination or capitalization of the four words that describe a district court in the United States. The federal part of the court comes from the territorial composition of the districts and divisions of those district courts. The United States of America is a Confederacy that came together on March 1, 1781. When the British were defeated lands south of Canada eventually came under the ownership of the Confederacy of the United States of America.
The Articles of Confederation did not involve the transfer of any state territory to the United States, in Congress assembled, but the Northwest Ordinance of July 13, 1787 did involve British territory now owned by the United States of America. The Northwest Territory is federal because it was owned by the Confederacy of the United States of America. While it would have been more accurate to refer to the Northwest Territory as “confederal,” it appears no one was interested in accuracy at that time.
What’s in a name? The Northwest Territory belonged to the United States of America and the United States in Congress assembled could call it whatever the delegates wanted and they could do with it everything that was set out in the Northwest Ordinance of July 13, 1787. Between July 13th and September 17, 1787, the Northwest Territory became known as the United States. When George Washington decided to be President of the United States, he knew that the United States was only federal territory.
There is no justice in the United States, because the United States is not the place where one goes to get justice¾Justice isn't US. The United States is code for the district of land that constituted the Northwest Territory. George Washington became a statutory Commander in Chief not a constitutional one.
Federal districts are made up of the territory owned by and ceded to the United States of America. The Northwest Ordinance of July 13, 1787 began with this paragraph:
Be it ordained by the United States in Congress assembled, That the said territory, for the purposes of temporary government, be one district, subject, however, to be divided into two districts, as future circumstances may, in the opinion of Congress, make it expedient.
The States of the Northwest Territory, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and part of Minnesota were the subjects of the “temporary government” referred to above, however, the lands in the States of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and part of Minnesota retained by the United States of America continued to be federal and within the vast district of scattered territory owned by and ceded to the United States of America.
Located within each state of the original Union formed by the Articles of Confederation is territory that is not subject to the English common law acquired by the authority of Article I Section 8 Clause 17, which territory constitutes the same kind of territory of the original federal district.
There is another district in Article I Section 8 Clause 17. This district is called the “Seat of Government” and is distinguished from the Northwest Territory and similar territory by capitalization grammatical and geographic. Washington, District of Columbia refers to what was proposed to be the capitol of a national government, but such a government never came to fruition for the failure of the “Adoption” of “this Constitution.”
“This Constitution” was ratified by nine States on June 21, 1788, which meant that in nine State conventions the approval of “this Constitution” was confirmed by a ratification process. Rhode Island, which sent no delegates to the Constitutional Convention, ratified “this Constitution” on May 29, 1790 months after George Washington was inaugurated President of the United States and the First Congress wrote a new oath to conform to the employee oath taken by Washington.
Today, the territorial composition of a federal district court is determined by a single sentence that no one recognizes as law: “Sections 81-131 of this chapter show the territorial composition of districts and divisions by counties as of January 1, 1945.” Title1of the United States Code is called General Provisions and although it is very short it is very important. Section 2 of Title 1 defines the word “county” by statute to be territory owned by and ceded to the United States of America.
The so-called judicial districts of the United States, which can only be composed of territory owned by and ceded to the United States of America, are administered by the President of the United States using the proprietary power of the United States of America.
No matter what you call a federal court its territorial jurisdiction is limited to federal territory, territory owned by and ceded to the United States of America. Subject matter jurisdiction must arise within this territory. The grand jurors that bring indictments must reside within the district for at least a year. Trial jurors must also reside within the district for a year. Federal district court judges with a few exceptions must reside within the district.
Think the federal government is out of control? Every county has a district attorney who prosecutes crimes in the county. Can you guess what the territorial composition of a local county is? Local District Attorneys simply do not know that the territorial composition of a local/State county is the same as a federal county¾federal territory.
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Dr. Eduardo M. Rivera