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at the revolution, the sovereignty devolved on the people; and they are truly the sovereigns of the country, but they are sovereigns without subjects (unless the African slaves among us may be so called) and have none to govern but themselves; the citizens of America are equal as fellow citizens, and as joint tenants in the sovereignty.
Derrick Shareef, 22, of Rockford, was arrested when he met with an undercover agent in a parking lot to trade a set of stereo speakers for four hand grenades and a handgun.
Federal officials said he planned to set off four hand grenades in garbage cans at the CherryVale shopping mall in Rockford, about 90 miles northwest of Chicago.
He was charged with one count of attempting to damage or destroy a building by fire or explosion and one count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Explosives are another matter entirely. If you're not trained in handling this sort of armament, you're a danger to yourself and your community. Same goes for NBC weapons.
Originally posted by smallpeeps
13th = Involuntary servitude shall not exist in America.
14th = All persons born or naturalized in the US, AND subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States.
So if you look closely, the 14th Amendment states clearly that all US born persons who place themselves under the US jurisdiction, are bound by it, i.e. slaves. ...
Originally posted by Rockpuck
A WMD by classical standards (cold war) is NUCLEAR WEAPONS ONLY
Originally posted by Lonestar24
No, the 14th amendment states that all US born/naturalized persons and that the jurisdictions applies to have to be considered as citizens.
Defining citizenship is important as this is the basis for equal jurisdiction. And the only alternative to having a jurisdiction is anarchy -> no state at all.
You are AUTOMATICALLY bound to the jurisdiction of the nation you are in by BEING in that nation - you become part of the society and have to act according to the rules that society chose for itself - whether you are a citizen of that nation or not.
A slave however is someone who has been stripped of certain rights that otherwise apply to all other persons equally, AND who is subject to another person.
"Classical" standards concerning weapons "that cause unreasonable destruction" predate the nuclear weapon by far
Militia: 1 a : a part of the organized armed forces of a country liable to call only in emergency b : a body of citizens organized for military service
2 : the whole body of able-bodied male citizens declared by law as being subject to call to military service