Judge Anna von Reitz
Civil rights are not— strictly speaking— rights, but are instead privileges conferred on Territorial and Municipal citizens by the US Congress.
Citizens by definition serve the government, whereas Nationals are served by the government. Therein lies the rub.
A citizen lays down a greater or lesser portion of their natural sovereignty when they become a citizen. This is a natural consequence of their duty to serve the government.
In the wake of the so-called American Civil War, black Americans were re-enslaved, not by private slave owners, but by the Territorial Government of the United States which arbitrarily conscripted them as citizens—as public servants.
They went directly from being chattel owned by individual private owners to being considered chattel owned by public citizenship obligations to the federal government. Thus, they acquired civil rights— basically, whatever rights the Congress wanted to give them—and lost their claim to the free exercise of all their natural and unalienable rights.
The excuse for this was the pretension that, as black Americans were never specifically included as state nationals by the separate states, they were “stateless” and could be claimed by any government that wanted them.
Similar arguments were recently made by the same feckless Territorial United States government with regard to all the rest of us. They have claimed that we are “stateless” because we weren’t (so they said) operating our own states of the Union or any association of states, such as the United States of America.
To quote Gomer Pyle: “Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!”
There have always been civil rights exercised by members of the civil service and elected public officials and public employees who are all citizens of one sort or another, and since 1968, those civil rights have been defined as “equal”—-but few people ever say “equal to what?”
The answer is: equal to the natural and unalienable rights enjoyed by American state nationals and American State Citizens (American State Citizens are the elected officials and public employees of the actual land jurisdiction state government—they owe their duty as citizens to the state government.)
What happens when and if there are no longer any American state nationals or American State Citizens exercising their natural and unalienable rights?
Well, then, the standard for equal civil rights disappears, because there is no longer anything for them to be “equal to”.
The Congress would finally be enabled to rule as absolute despots, not only over the actual Territorial and Municipal citizens, but over the entire population. Instead of a Republican form of government which we are owed, or even a foreign democracy such as the Territorial United States has been, we would be facing a Totalitarian Oligarchy similar to the old Soviet Union.
Nobody would have any actual rights. Everyone would instead have civil rights, but those civil rights would be entirely at the whim of the US Congress.
The rats would simply sit there smug on Capitol Hill and literally dictate whatever they pleased and everyone else would suffer the results of absolute despotism—– citizens and non-citizens alike.
And therein lies the key.
Once the federal Territorial and Municipal employees and all the other people (people of color, new immigrants, political asylum seekers, federal dependents) who are defined as citizens, whether they like it or not— realize that their own equal civil rights are endangered by the continued liberal political jihad against those of us who are claiming our natural rights— the worm will turn.
Without us claiming our natural rights, they have no guaranteed civil rights at all.
If the American Republic goes down, so do they and their spiffy little democracy.
If we lose our claim to our natural and unalienable rights, they can kiss their “equal civil rights” good-bye.
And that is why civil rights are the key to national solidarity.
All those who enjoy equal civil rights have a very urgent reason to defend us and our old fashioned claims.
Every federal and federated state official, every public employee in America has their future on the line—whether they realize it or not— because their rights are utterly dependent on our rights.
If we have no natural and unalienable rights, no constitutional guarantees—guess what?
Then they have no equal civil rights to depend on, either.