The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
The Declaration of Independence
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
We hold these truths to be self-evident (self evident truth = forehead slapper = duh!)
that all men are created equal (none above you (ruler) or below you (slave))
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights (life, liberty, etc) (unalienable Rights come ONLY from the Creator)
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men (men created government and as its creator, rule over it)
deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed (no man or government has authority over you, without your consent / approval)
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it (Government acting criminally? divest your authority (withdraw your consent)
So power flows (always downhill):
The Creator (created and gave unalienable Rights to:) Man (who created / instituted:) Government
So you're a US citizen?
In 1868, via the 14th amendment, the government (Congress) created the "US citizen" for the "freed?" slaves.
Powerflow (as of 1868):
Creator Man Government (Congress) US citizen
If the US citizen did not exist until 1868, what "class of citizen?" existed for the first 90+ years?
What class of citizen wrote the Constitution?
If "All men are created equal"? can there be TWO CLASSES of citizen (free and slave)?
If Congress created the US citizen, do they control it / them?
The Slaves were never free... they were moved from BENEATH the southern plantation owner:
Southern plantation owner Slaves
To a position BENEATH CONGRESS, and given a new name, "US citizen"
Congress <- new slave owners US citizen <- New name for slaves
The slaves simple got a NEW MASTER = CONGRESS
The slaves were not freed... and man (creators of government) GAVE UP (contracted away) HIS AUTHORITY for the BENEFITS / PRIVILEGES of being a SLAVE (US citizen). (social security, unemployment, food stamps, AFDC, federal reserve notes, etc = SERVICES)
ARE YOU A MAN OVER GOVERNMENT (your creation) OR A SLAVE (2/3 of a man) UNDER GOVERNMENT?