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Understanding States and their Government

 

 

Government plays a VERY important ROLE, yet its almost invisible to most. A Government derives its powers from the State which creates it. The State is comprised of its People.

 

    The goverment:

  1. provides security. 

  2. regulates behavior.

  3. fosters liberty.

Thereby Maintaining a Societal Balance

 

Its Origin goes back to  when families joined  into   clans or larger groups...for preservation of Life on Earth.

 

governments that

DO NOT SERVE THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE/EARTH SOON PERISH!  

 

The fall of Rome SHOULD HAVE TAUGHT us that, unless governments and armies are properly controlled, they may bring down the whole of civilization! 

 

Our actual Physical and social environments, along with "cultural inheritance" heavily influence the "form" OUR government will take.  

 

The "family" 

has always been the basis upon which all other groups have been built, and...

 

Government is the agency which PROTECTS FAMILY STABILITY!  

 

A true "Government" limits INDIVIDUAL freedom only for the purpose of PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF ALL OTHERS.

 

forming our OWN state GOVERNMENT is the solution to a high percentage of our  issues Today...

For a better over-standing of THE INNER-WORKINGS OF A COMPANY, FOCUS ON THE MECHANICS of How it's run. Watch this video.

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THE STATE

The power a man has in the state of nature of doing whatsoever he thought fit for the preservation “of himself and the rest of mankind, he gives up,” “To a significant extent, to be regulated by laws made by the society”.  J. Locke, Second Treatise of Civil Government 129, P. 64 (J. Gough Ed. 1947).

 

It is a foundational premise of modern government that the State holds a monopoly on legitimate violence; a basic step in organizing a civilized society is to take [the] sword out of private hands and turn it over to an organized government, acting on behalf of all the people.  Robertson v. United States Ex. Rel. Watson, Ante, At - , 130 S. Ct. 2184, 176 L. Ed. 2d 1024 (Dissenting Opinion). 

The 2nd Amendment was enacted “[w]ith obvious purpose to assure the continuation and render possible the effectiveness of [limited] forces”). It was the states, not private persons, on whose immediate behalf the 2nd Amendment was adopted.  The amendment still serves the structural function of protecting the states from encroachment by an over-reaching federal government.

The 2nd Amendment is directed at preserving the autonomy of the sovereign states, and its logic, therefore “resists” incorporation by federal court against the states.  No one suggests that the 10th Amendment which provides that powers not given to the federal government remain with “the States”, applies to the states; the 10th Amendment exists in significant part to safeguard the vitality of state governance.

The promotion of safety of persons and property is unquestionably at the core of the state’s police powers. (“The dominant interest of the state in preventing violence and property damage cannot be questioned.  It is a matter of genuine local concern”).

It is no longer open to question that the general government, unlike the states, possesses no inherent power in respect of the internal affairs of the states; and emphatically not with regard to legislation.”  Hammer v. Dagenhart, 247 U.S. 251, 275, 38 S. Ct. 529, 3 A.L.R. 649, Ann. Cas. 1918 E 724, [Carter v. Carter Coal Co., 298 U.S. 238, 56 S. Ct. (1936)]

State powers can neither be appropriated, on the one hand, nor abdicated, on the other.  As this court said in Texas v. White 7 Wall 700, 725—

The preservation of the states, and the maintenance of their governments, are as much within the design and care of the constitution as the preservation of the union and the maintenance of the national government. The constitution, in all its provisions, looks to an indestructible union, composed of indestructible states.  

Nationality is a legal bond having as its basis a social fact of attachment, a genuine connection of existence, interest and sentiments, together with the existence of reciprocal rights and duties.  Nationality is thus determined by one's social ties to the country of one's nationality, and when established, gives rise to rights and duties on the part of the state, as well as on the part of the citizen/national and values of the state as a social and political community.

It is for each State to determine under its own law who are its nationals. This law shall be recognized by other States in so far as it is consistent with international conventions, international custom, and the principles of law generally recognized with regard to nationality.  Source: The 1930 Convention on the Conflict of Nationality Laws, Article 1.

 

 The Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ) upheld the proposition that nationality matters were, at the time, within the sole jurisdiction of a state, subject to the following qualification:  "The question whether a certain matter is or is not solely within the jurisdiction of a State is an essentially relative question; it depends upon the development of international relations.  Thus, in the present state of international law, questions of nationality are, in the opinion of the Court, in principle within this reserved domain."

A stateless person is a "person who is not considered as a national by any State under the operation of its law" according to the definition in Article 1(1) of the 1954 Stateless Persons Convention.

Nationality defines the legal relationship or "legal bond" between the citizen/national and her state, based on social facts of attachment, and which gives rise to rights and duties on the part of both sides of that relationship. Source: The meaning of nationality and international law in an era of human rights, by Alice Edwards.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ)...indicated that "Nationality serves above all to determine the person upon whom it is conferred enjoys the rights and is bound by the obligations which the law of the State in question grants to or imposes on its nationals.