Corporate Governance and Citizenship

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We’ll open with the same question posed last time. How can a corporate government govern a sovereign people? This article reviews some of our history, documents, principles, and law to examine this question. It is only going to scratch the surface, but I believe this is enough.

Since government chose to incorporate, it is bound by corporate requirements. One of those requirements is it must operate via contracts as it is not a living being.[1] Even an employment relationship with a corporation is a voluntary contract. It is simply one that is usually ‘at will’, either party can terminate the arrangement at any time.

To answer the question, we’ll look first at the nature of a US citizen and citizenship.

Citizenship in America

Believe it or not, you actually have two citizenships if you are born in America. See 8 USC §1101 (a) (22) and 8 USC §1401. And both citizenships are acknowledged in various court cases for over a hundred years. The first reference is shown below.

Some relevant traits and differences include; (Quotes and case references are in the footnotes.)

  • Our political system has a federal government and each State has a government. These are distinct and each has their own citizenship.[2]
  • A State Citizen (B) is our birthright citizenship. Becoming a citizen of the United States (A) requires registration.
  • You can be a State Citizen (state national) and yet not be a citizen of the United States (US citizen).[3]
  • A US citizen is a citizen of the federal government; a person created by the Constitution’s 14th[4]
  • A US citizen does not receive full constitutional protection as a State Citizen does.[5]
  • State citizenship is only for individuals—living men and women. US citizens are persons—individuals or organizations.[6]

Initially, the term United States referred to the Republic composed of states and territories.[7] That is not true today. From Black’s Law;

This term [United States] has several meanings. It may be merely the name of a sovereign occupying the position analogous to that of other sovereigns in family of nations, it may designate territory over which sovereignty of United States extends, or it may be collective name of the states which are united by and under the Constitution.[8]

The first refers to a sovereign nation. The second, to the federal zone of the District of Columbia (District), over which congress has exclusive jurisdiction. And the third to the states united under the Constitution. However, the states are no longer sovereign (small ‘s’).

So What Do We Have?

During the War for Independence, people became Citizens of the State to which they swore allegiance (New Yorkers, Virginians, North Carolinians, etc.). They retained their sovereignty as living men and women made in God’s image and likeness. They were also Citizens of the United States of America through each State’s becoming part of the Republic.

That’s not quite how it is today. The United States definition now has three meanings. Only the first two make reference to a sovereign United States. And this aspect is true in relation to international affairs, and even a few domestic ones. America’s federal government is not a general one, but rather a general one created for a special purpose. It is limited. We see this in the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798[9] and the Constitution.

The second item in the current definition references the District. While the United States is still referenced as sovereign, there is a difference in the status between a citizen of the United States and a Citizen of one of the several states.[10] Congress created the former; God the latter. The first is not sovereign, but was created through the 14th Amendment. We’ll see how this action created our dual citizenship. Finally, 8 USC Chapter 11, which includes a subsection related to our nationality at birth, was repealed in 1952 and replaced by 8 USC §1401.

How Did We Get Here?

We are still born State Citizens—state nationals. We still have the same sovereign nature given us by God, and acknowledged in our state constitutions. Those are inalienable. What changed is incorporating government required using contracts. I’ve already mentioned how creating civil marriage changed that institution in the early part of the 20th century. Marriage became a for profit venture on the basis of Roman civil law. Both parties connect to each other through the state. Even if they later divorce, it only removes their connection to each other—their state connection remains.[11]

Also, children are considered the fruit of marriage, and belong to the state. The benefit to the couple entering into civil marriage is the privilege of being regulated by government.

A Process Overview

What follows is a high level process overview for registering someone as a US citizen. There is much more, but it is beyond this article’s scope and unnecessary. Today, we are only interested in understanding this additional citizenship’s creation and some of its implications.

By 1920, congress passed a series of childbirth laws.[12] These laws in part declared four institutions available for a mother (informant) to legally surrender her child (foundling) without facing charges. These foundling institutions were hospitals, churches, and police and fire stations. Contract law is admiralty law—the law of the sea. This process uses many sea related terms. The mother enters a hospital, checks into a ward, a doctor (dock tender) steers the child (vessel) down the canal and is birthed (berthed).

Next, a certificate of live birth is issued. This document normally includes sections for;

  • Place of birth
  • Mother’s place of residence
  • Child’s, Father’s, and Mother’s information (names in mixed casing)
  • An informant’s information
  • Date of birth and doctor’s information
  • Health department registration information, including a local registration number and a primary registration number consisting of a code for the state, year of birth, and birth number. This latter number accompanies a child throughout its life.

The mother signs the certificate as an informant; surrendering the child to government. That child is declared lost at sea (mixed case name), and another child (upper case name) recovered and made a ward of the state. Everything is the same, except for the name casing. A few days later, a Birth Certificate is issued containing;

  • The child’s and parents’ names (all upper case)
  • State and county of birth
  • Local registration number
  • Dates of birth and registration

The Results

This process makes one a US citizen; a person domiciled in the District and bonded. US citizens have temporary residency wherever they live thereafter, but remain domiciled in the District. We reinforce this status every time we check the US Citizen box on an application or form.

The preceding allows government to presume we are all US citizens—unless one can prove otherwise. Finally, today’s state and local governments are subsidiary government corporations. These no longer have sovereignty either, and also operate through contracts. But our initial government is not gone; it is simply asleep.

This process changes our society in some dramatic ways. First, the US citizenship is a corporate one created by congress. It is not sovereign and has limited protections according to congress’s decisions. In essence, with this citizenship we become United States government employees subject to its policies. A kind of property with limited rights.

Second, America’s founding as a Republic conformed with both the Biblical Trust[13] and governing Principles[14] models. The employee relationship associated with US citizenship puts the state in control by creating the people. The government originally created to serve the people now rules them. A pagan State Religion governing model is now in place.

The people now exist to perpetuate the state, which wields concentrated almost unlimited power. Society’s basis shifts from “What can I do for you?” to “What can you do for me?” It also leaves the initial Biblical Trust model. Corruption ensues as a self-proclaimed elite assumes status as both executor and trustee . Little makes that clearer than the current administration’s actions over the past 18 months and Biden’s September 1 speech. But things are changing. The recent West Virginia v. EPA[15] decision is starting to curb unelected power, but there is yet much to undo.

Can We Change Things?

Yes. The registration and bonding are all done without disclosure or our knowledge. Form structure and contents reinforce our US citizenship. This is all done through fraud, and fraud invalidates everything. Further, unless there is a contract, all corporate relationships are voluntary. They can be revoked by either party at any time. So how is that done?

We saw earlier you can be a State Citizen without being a US citizen. This requires revoking our US citizen status. Two US code sections, at least, apply. The first is 8 USC 1101 (a) (21) and (23). These are shown below;

The second is 8 USC 1481 (a) (1), which says;

Just like during America’s founding, we can affirm our State Citizen status and revoke our US citizen status. An affidavit, oath, declaration, or similar document should suffice. As the District is not part of the United States of America, it is a foreign state. Notarizing and recording this document of affirmation and revocation makes it part of the public record. One can then file a copy of the document with the US Secretary of State’s office. That office is responsible for administering and enforcing immigration and naturalization law. While incomplete, this presents the correcting process essentials.

Education is Key

The above process is the easier part. More important is understanding the implications of such decisions—to what are you returning? We’ve lived our whole life without knowing. Neither have we been taught who we really are, either in our schools or likely even our churches. We must learn (so we know) and then do by performing righteous actions. (Matt. 7:24)

As of a week ago, there were about 5 million Americans going through the process of reclaiming their State Citizen status. By year end, it is estimated there will be about 50 million. Several groups exist that are now teaching others how to go through reclaiming our birthright citizenship. There is also a financial fraud connected with the aforementioned identity fraud you will learn about. That, too, is beyond this article’s scope. Some helpful sources include:

Reclaiming Our Nature Matters

Satan initially tried to destroy Christianity by persecuting Christians within the Roman Empire. This failed. Instead, Christianity grew. So he changed tactics. He began infiltrating both the church and state. We see it in man’s history, and from evidence today within our society. Attempts at depopulating the world. Using bio-weapons of various types. Economic disruptions of fuel, food, and supplies. Policies leading to a currency collapse. Massive illegal immigration. Social, educational, and governmental corruption of all types. Institution reactions to covid and its proposed cure. And these are just a few.

But just like before, Satan is exposing himself. I believe it will backfire once again and result in the greatest awakening the world has ever seen. Satan tempted Christ three times. (Matt. 4:1-10) First, changing stones into bread. Second, displaying power over the angels by casting himself from the heights. Third, offering worldly wealth through worshipping Satan. Wasn’t the ancient Israelite state tempted by wealth? Hasn’t the church and state been tempted by power? Today, hasn’t America been lulled to sleep by plenty?

But man is still here. God is still here. And, unlike Satan, God keeps His promises. And the answer to the original question? No, corporate governance is incompatible with a sovereign people. Time to restore our Republic—at all levels once again. What choice will you make?


[1] Wolf, Dan, Putting More Pieces Together, Virginia Christian Alliance, 9/1/22.

[2] United States v. Cruikshank, 92 U.S. 542 (1875) – “We have in our political system a government of the United States and government of each of the several states. Each one of these governments is distinct from the others, and each has citizens of it’s own.”

[3] McDonel v. The State, 90 Ind. 320 (1883) – “One may be a citizen of a State and yet not a citizen of the United States.”

[4] Kitchens v. Steele, 112 F.Supp 383 – “No fortifying authority is necessary to sustain the proposition that in the United States a double citizenship exists. A citizen of the United States is a citizen of the Federal Government and at the same time a citizen of the State in which he resides. … [O]ne possessing such double citizenship owes allegiance and is entitled to protection from each sovereign to whose jurisdiction he is subject.”

[5] Supreme Court: United States v. Valentine, 288 F.Supp 957 – “The privileges and immunities clause of the 14th Amendment protects very few rights because it neither incorporates the Bill of Rights, nor protects all rights of individual citizens. Instead this provision protects only those rights peculiar to begin a citizen of the federal government; it does not protect those rights which relate to state citizenship.”

[6] 8 US Code §1101 Definitions.

[7] Loughborough v. Blake 18 U.S. 317 (5 L.Ed.98) (5 Wheat. 317) (1820) – “Does this term [the United States] designate the whole, or any particular portion of the American empire? Certainly this question can admit of but one answer. It is the name given to our great republic, which is composed of states and territories.”

[8] Nolan, Joseph R. and Nolan-Haley, Jacqueline M., p. 1533, Black’s Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, West Publishing Company, 1990.

[9] “1. Resolved, That the several States composing, the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general government; but that, by a compact under the style and title of a Constitution for the United States, and of amendments thereto, they constituted a general government for special purposes.”

[10] United States v. Anthony, 24 Fed. 829 (1873) – “The term resident and citizen of the United States is distinguished from a Citizen of one of the several states, in that the former is a special class created by Congress.”

[11] Wolf, Dan, Our Calling, Status, and Law, Virginia Christian Alliance, 6/21/22.

[12] As one example, New York Foundling Hospital v. Gatti, 203 U.S. 429 (1906).

[13] Wolf, Dan, America’s Original Government, Virginia Christian Alliance,8/23/22.

[14] Wolf, Dan, Why Incorporate Government?, Virginia Christian Alliance, 7/19/22.

[15] West Virginia v. EPA, 985 F. 3d 914 (2022). . Accessed August, 2022.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views the Virginia Christian Alliance

About the Author

Dan Wolf
Dan Wolf is a researcher and analyst; examining complex, abstract topics. His writing’s premise is based on one simple idea. We do not receive the benefits of God’s gifts unless we are turned toward Him. Each generation needs to learn this lesson to pass on what’s important. What are those gifts? Freedom, faith, and grace among others. Our Founders considered education, religion, morality, and virtue to be the cornerstones for any successful society. Success requires an education in both the languages of reason and faith, reason alone is not enough. Unfortunately, our education system today no longer teaches what we need to be successful, so we risk losing our way. But it is not too late. In the end we each have the freedom to choose, and the ability to learn. There are many who have already blazed a trail for us; we only need the will to embrace the challenge and make the effort. Together we will restore the societal foundation that our Founder’s, and many after them, fought and died for. The choice is ours. My goal is to assist you on your way. I can be reached at His site is at: