Mrs. Tec and I had the honor and pleasure, several years ago, to listen to a talk by Russell Means and meet him afterwards. He said then much of what he says in this video, and was inviting members of the audience to join the Republic of Lakotah, which he explained in some detail. His point about the USA becoming a single giant reservation, wherein the Constitution no longer applies is well taken.
It’s all a mess of subtle lawyer tricks. According to the research Mrs. Tec has done, the fundamental trick is to get us to swear that we are “citzens of the United States,” or “US citizens.” The term, “The United States” is an ambiguous phrase which has at least three separate, but related, meanings:
- United States. This term has several meanings.  It may be merely the name of a sovereign occupying the position analogous to that of other sovereigns in family of nations,  it may designate territory over which sovereignty of United States extends, or  it may be collective name of the states which are united by and under the Constitution. Hooven & Allison Co. v. Evatt, U.S. Ohio, 324 U.S. 652, 65 S.Ct. 870, 880, 89 L.Ed. 1252. Black’s Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, in its definition of “United States”
Those might seem distinct enough to avoid confusion, but the Constitution also states:
- “Congress shall have the power: …
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States**, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;”Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17, U.S. Constitution.
In other words, within their territory, the Constitution does not necessarily apply, unless Congress wants it to.
But Washington, D.C. is defined as “The United States,” and to further entangle the matter, in 1871, Congress incorporated a “municipal corporation,” ostensibly for the governance of the capitol city, entitled, (did you guess it?) “THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”
According to “modern” jurisprudence, when you sign some form, e.g., voter registration, application for government program, driver’s license application, swearing under “Penalty of Perjury,” that you are “a citizen of the United States,” you have, in effect (and probably unknowingly) placed yourself under the exclusive legislative jurisdiction of Congress, and are entitled only to the “privileges and immunities” that Congress sees fit to allow you, as alluded to in the so-called Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution. That is why in so many ¢a$e$, the ¢ourt$ have happily sanctioned the application of unconstitutional law to us self-defined (self-naturalized) federal serfs.
Read more at: http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/htm/chapter4.htm