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Originally posted by BattleofBatoche
This could explain why Americans who argue via the constitution always and i mean always lose because they entered a new jurisdiction separate from the law of the land where the constitution protects them.
This way the gov't always get's their way.
You are incorrect OTS. Sorry. Don't feel like going into it right now, just take my word, and go research.
Of course none of that stuff applies to me, or the 20 million other texans. We went straight from being a mexican state, to independence, to US state, without ever accepting "English Common Law." That is the reason why, if you go to law school, you take the bar in one of three versions: New York, and similar states; California, and similar states. And Texas.
Texas doesn't have "degrees of murder." We recognize manslaughter, murder, and capital murder (the death-penalty kind.).
Similarly, in texas, if you file a homestead on your house, in cannot be taken in a lawsuit by anyone except Texas or the IRS. Credit-card companies go to great lengths to keep it a secret In TX, no one can sieze your homestead, 2 cars, 1 bass-boat, your jewelry, 60,000 dollars of personal property(!), you last 100 head of cattle, 20 horses, 50 mules, or 200 chickens.
Originally posted by dr_strangecraft
Of course none of that stuff applies to me, or the 20 million other texans.
We went straight from being a mexican state, to independence, to US state, without ever accepting "English Common Law."
That is the reason why, if you go to law school, you take the bar in one of three versions: New York, and similar states; California, and similar states. And Texas.
It is believed by some historians that the Civil Flag was discontinued after the War between the States, the Civil War when the federal government imposed military governments in the States and disbanded civilian government. As a show of it's power over the States, Civil Flags were discontinued and Old Glory became the sole emblem representing the People of the United States of America, united under military (or admiralty) rule.
For over 100 years, the Civilian U.S. Flag was flown by a select citizenry that could afford to buy them. While most were of the design of the Customs Bureau and it's American Eagle, many continued to adorn the original look from 1777 with a constellation of stars on a blue field and with red and white vertical stripes. By 1900, the Civil Flag had all but disappeared except for the occasional use by the government's revenue cutters and more recently, the Coast Guard with a modified design. By 1980, nearly all documentation of the Civil Flag had been omitted in school text books and it's existence left as a mystery in a few old photographs and a rare mention in classic books.
In Nathaniel Hawthorne's book The Scarlet Letter, published in 1850, the introduction, titled "The Custom House," includes this description:
"From the loftiest point of its roof, during precisely three and a half hours of each forenoon, floats or droops, in breeze or calm, the banner of the republic; but with the thirteen stripes turned vertically, instead of horizontally, and thus indicating that a civil, and not a military post of Uncle Sam's government, is here established."
This is a photograph of a "modern" custom house located in Eagle Alaska and here on one pole both flags are seen flying. This unusual photo with both the military and civilian flags was sent to us by Walter Kenaston who snapped this shot in 1997. Notice that the military flag is flying on top, in the "superior" position above the civil custom flag and there is no Alaska State flag.
You may recall in the old Westerns, "Old Glory" has her stripes running sideways and a military yellow fringe. Most of these films are historically accurate about that; their stories usually took place in the territories still under military law and not yet states. Before WWII, no U.S. flag, civil or military, flew within the forty-eight states (except in federal settings); only state flags did. Since then, the U.S. government seems to have decided the supposedly sovereign states are its territories too, so it asserts its military power over them under the "law of the flag."
History book publishers contribute to the public's miseducation by always picturing the flag in military settings, creating the impression that the one with horizontal stripes is the only one there is. They don't actually lie; they just tell half the truth. For example, the "first American flag" they show Betsy Ross sewing at George Washington's request, was for the Revolution - of course it was military.
The U.S. government has refrained from and discouraged flying the civil flag since the War between the States, the Civil War, as that war is still going on. Peace has never been declared, nor have hostilities against the people ended. The government is still operating under quasi-military martial rule.
Today the U.S. military flag appears alongside, or in place of, the state flags in nearly all locations within the states. All of the state courts and even the municipal ones now openly display it. This should have raised serious questions from many citizens long ago, but we've been educated to listen and believe what we are told, not to ask questions, or think or search for the truth.
By 1980, nearly all documentation of the Civil Flag had been omitted in school text books and it's existence left as a mystery in a few old photographs and a rare mention in classic books.
The Internet contains many sites that claim that the fringe indicates martial law or that the Constitution does not apply in that area. These are entirely unfounded (usually citing Executive Order 10834 and inventing text that is not part of the order) and should be dismissed as urban legends.