- v3xman:"As a non-American, I find this very interesting and confusing. How do they even deal with such overlapping and contradicting powers and laws... huh"
- OpTic_InstaKill:"United States is not a country it's a land of immigrants."
- Tc:"I learned more on this single video than my entire time in middle school."
- Private Account:"This video is disinformation... Congress is the supreme legislative body of District of Columbia; District of Columbia is a municipal corporation, and not department of government, or sovereignty, and while, in sense, it may be called state, it is such in very qualified sense." Metropolitan R. Co. v District of Columbia (1889) 132 US 1, 33 L Ed 231, 10 S Ct 199 "UCC § 9-307 (h) [Location of United States.] – The United States is located in the District of Columbia."
Congressional Record: June 13, 1967, pp. 15641-15646------ "A "citizen of the United States" is a civilly dead entity operating as a co-trustee and co-beneficiary of the PCT (Public Charitable Trust set up for the welfare of freed plantation slaves in the wake of the Civil War), the private constructive, cestui que vie trust of US Inc. under the 14th Amendment, which upholds the debt of the USA and US Inc. in Section 4. Therefore, all U.S. citizens [i.e. citizens of the District of Columbia] residing in one of the states of the Union, are classified as "property", as franchisees of the federal government, and as an "individual entity". See Wheeling Steel Corp. v. Fox, 298 U.S. 193, 80 L.Ed. 1143, 56 S.Ct. 773. 'll Under the "Buck Act", (4 U.S.C.S. Secs. 105-113), the federal government has created "Federal areas" within the boundaries of all the several states.
These areas are similar to any territory that the federal government acquires through purchase, conquest or treaty, thereby imposing federal territorial law upon all people. There has been created a fictional” Federal State within a state". See Howard v. Sinking Fund of Louisville, 344 U.S. 624, 73 S.Ct. 465, 476, 97 L.Ed. 617 (1953); Schwartz v. O'Hara TP. School Dist., 100 A.2d. 621, 625, 375 Pa. 440. (Compare also 31 C.F.R. Parts 51.2 and 52.2, which also identify a fictional State within a state.) This fictional "State" is identified by the use of two-letter abbreviations like "CA", "AZ" and "TX", as distinguished from the authorized abbreviations like "Calif.", "Ariz."and "Tex.", etc. This fictional State also uses ZIP Codes which are within the municipal, exclusive legislative..."
- Lionel Hutz:"The South will rise again. "
- Litigious Society:"The United States was originally 13 independent countries. This is why the complication exists, because the States had their rights stolen from them." - Read more on the next page.
- Samuel S. Smith:"I always thought that the Reservations were supposed to be "sovereign nations" from the inception. But, what I never understood is, how in the hell can you have a "sovereign nation" when some other government is telling the other people where to put their "sovereign nation", as well as dictating any and all other factors of the existence of that "sovereign nation"????? Just another example of dirty politics at work!!!"
- Phantom1op:"I blame the pointless bickering that the states had with each other during that time period for ruining it for everyone, if it wasn't for their childishness the world would almost certainly have looked fairly different today."
- Ivan SandersWhat anything amounts to in international law is always spurious with physical power always usurping legalities. The most powerful party always ruling in its own favor. Arguably the U.S.A. still belongs to Great Britain: The Treaty of Paris (1783) was so massively breached by G.B. as to make the treaty meaningless, and further the debacle not comprehensively resolved by the Jay Treaty (1795). I wonder if the tribes ever requested Margaret Thatcher to intervene? In relatively recent times she was the only world politician capable of influencing a U,S.A. president. A strange view on history? Of course, but then history is in reality largely simply molded by violence and exploitation. But flashing a nice pair of sheer denier nylons can work wonders, and Maggie had a nice set of pins."
- Edgar Chávez García:"...you forgot to mention a little detail: California's and Texas' independences were FROM MEXICO, NOT THE U.S. Actually, both were illegal acts by illegal American immigrants. Just imagine if Mexican immigrants (legal or illegal) in Chicago declare Illinois' independence from the U.S. tomorrow. Well, that happened with California and Texas."
- James Craven:"http://www.thebookpatch.com/BookStore/the-%22g-word%22-on-the-political-economy-of-genocide-and-indigenous-peoples/86dc7180-0697-4102-ac39-0f1397defb89?isbn=9781946447616 and http://www.thebookpatch.com/BookStore/law-andvs-justice-aboriginal-andvs-eurocentric-(de-jure-andvs-de-facto)/a4de8d3d-7a52-4bcd-9ab5-ab4035fed09a?isbn=9781946634443 please forgive reference to my own books, but some of these issues are dealt with on law, Constitution, Treaties, and many of the essays in my books can also be found published elsewhere and/or based upon/parallel some of my other published work which has been vetted by professors of international law among others."
- Clem Cornpon:"My burden is not to argue with you over what you think you said. What you said was that the nations is some kind of collection of sovereign states and tried to prove it by spelling and grammar. Do you think that? Is it a league of some sort of independent states with independent sovereignty or is it a union with a federal system with both national and state government components--one indivisible grant of sovereignty by the people.Which is it? One is treason. It killed 850,000 17 decades ago by animating an insurrection against the law."
- C. A. G.:"NONE of the several States is 'granted' ANY power from the federal government (are you idiots from Europe, or something?). The federal government was CREATED by the citizens of the STATES and granted to IT the powers, only, expressed enumerated in the Constitution. If you could pull you head out of your asteroid, you would be better equipped to read it. Federal law does NOT always win over State law; only in areas to which the federal government was GRANTED power by the States in the Constitution. Finally, you guys are complete idiots since the United States is a 'nation,' not a 'country.' The union of the several States comprises the 50 countries which form the nation. Each is sovereign and surrenders a portion of that sovereignty to its agent, the federal government, to act on its behalf. In those areas of enumerated power, the federal government is sovereign and supreme. In those areas NOT enumerated, the States are sovereign and supreme."
- Sam Shumway:"Let's also be clear about another thing, while we're at it. The Native American nations do NOT have any sovereignty within the borders of the United States. The federal government pretends they do, and they may even have laws on paper that say they do, but they don't really. The reason they don't is the federal government of the USA can stick their noses into their business (and they have) and even revoke their treaty land (which they have done). According to the Feds, the native Americans are simply "playing nation", and they can jerk them around any old time they want. Trump has already done it, too."
- Therese Webnar:"it's a true video. He was from Ohio. I'm from Ohio... I remember him saying this on cspan https://youtu.be/8sPU-CeQ3GE
- Andrew Ball:"US actions at Standing Rock are surely acts of war against a sovereign Indian nation unsanctioned by Congress. Is there potential recourse through an international court/tribunal (as for the Kanata genocide), which may lead to more than a moral victory?"
- RealLifeLore:"Hello everybody! I wanted to leave a comment explaining this video a little more in depth because I don't think I did a good enough job in the video itself. This video is not arguing that the United States isn't a country, it certainly is. The video instead is calling into question the standard definition of a country, which has numerous flaws. Using this definition one could theoretically argue the US isn't a country or that the EU is a country, and neither of those things are true. There is no good definition for what a country is, it's not a hard science with indisputable facts like Physics. Because of this definitions are fuzzy, and this video was an attempt at criticizing the definition of a country, not to actually claim the US isn't a country. I apologize to everybody if I didn't make that clear."
- Brad C:"What is this ridiculous bullshit? At NO TIME could federal law enforcement enter a state and arrest anyone for a crime, which a state law has made legal. If not listed in the constitution, STATE LAWS ALWAYS TRUMP FEDERAL LAWS! ALWAYS! Check your 9th and 10th amendments. Furthermore, if federal law enforcement, (FBI, Secret Service, etc.) were to enter a state and try to arrest someone for a federal crime, but not a state crime, IE. marijuana, the county sheriff would tell the FBI to leave the county, and no arrests would be made. A county sheriff IS the law! The reason the federal government isn't arresting people for owning/using marijuana isn't because "it's not worth their time'. It's because legally they can't. The population of Colorado and other listed states voted themselves laws to allow the ownership/use of marijuana. That law trumps any federal law/statute. "
- Greensabr200 :"People born in Puerto Rico are American citizens and have all of the rights of anyone born in the 50 states. They can still vote if they move into one of the 50 states."
- Adi Adiani:"No, United Shits of Ameri-cunts is only a fake country like: fake state of isra-hell, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. They are all parasites countries and refugees and occupiers from Europeans parasites. The western parasites have stolen these countries from their natives and even killed many of natives. Eradicate and down with western bastards, parasites of humans earth and universe. "
- Brad Bennett:"You missed probably the funniest element on this map. Washington D.C. ALSO legalized Marijuana. So I guess it's not fully administrated by our federal government. "
- phoenixwing50:"It basically is. Congress just didn't do anything."
- Hiraghm:"at 3:38 you blew it..."The individual States are granted a considerable amount of power on their own by Congress" Try again, Jack... Congress cannot grant to or take away power from a State. See: 10th Amendment. "
- Pete Rizzo:"The Supremacy and Necessary and Proper clauses only apply to situations where the federal government is exercising those powers granted to it by the states and listed under article 1 section 8. If it's not in there, than it's a power of the states or of the people and unless changed by the states themselves, the federal government cannot (or at least isn't supposed to) grant themselves any powers outside of those enumerated by the Constitution.
If the Supremacy and Necessary and Proper Clauses allowed the federal government to just create any powers it wanted for itself and those laws automatically trump state laws, why in the hell would they ever have listed specific powers in article 1 section 8 and then go on to say in the 10th amendment that any powers not delegated to the federal government are held by the States and people? That wouldn't make any sense at all. And there's no way in hell the founders ever would have created a centralized government with that much power. They knew well enough that this would lead to exactly what we've got in DC... a cesspool of corporatism, bribery, and corruption. "
- BioLegacy141:"+Pete Rizzo the cesspool of corporatism and bribery would've developed regardless. The founders knew that, which is why they added an option to amend the Constitution by going around Congress. Secondly, the Necessary and Proper clause and the Commerce clause have been massive expansionary clauses, as nearly every time they've gone to court, the court have sided with federal power. It's why they're so confident to go into states like California or Colorado for intrastate weed sales. "
- Bow Lampar:"No, It is not a country by definition, just a massive conjoining land surrounded by ocean water."
- DeedsResearcher:"This is silly. Central America (such as Mexico) is NOT part of the United STATES of America. Mexico is a sovereign nation, so it is clearly NOT part of the United STATES of America. The same applies to all of South America, which is a separate continent in and of itself. South American nations are clearly NOT part of the United STATES of America! But it is worth pointing out that under the Constitution of Ecuador, the official monetary unit of that nation is the American Dollar. (For proof, do a goggle search on Ecuador Constitution, and you WILL be able to find it. Georgetown University has an excellent English Language translation.)
And of course...Canada is NOT part of the United STATES of America (thank God for that!). It is part of the North American CONTINENT, but is not a State within the framework of the United STATES!"
- TonesTheGeek:"I actually commented on one of AlternateHistoryHub's videos asking the question of what if the United States was a "United State"? Where we dissolve all state borders, make federal law the only law, and declare Alaska and Hawaii protectorates like Puerto Rico since they're not part of the mainland. The senate and congress would also be different since their members no longer represent states but rather provinces or districts that are in name only and don't have their own laws or economies.
Elections would boil down to a simple popular vote of the entire nation's population since the electoral college would not exist. Meaning voters would no longer be shown a map indicating how many states have been won by one candidate or the other (despite by how narrow a margin victory may have been), therefore presuming the election's results before voting is completed, and effecting less informed voters choice of candidate or their decision to vote at all if they feel their candidate has already lost.
Legalizing certain things like gambling and marijuana would be decided by popular vote and applied across the entire country rather than people having to wait for a state government to decide whether to put it on the ballot or not. The cost of living and minimum wage would also be averaged from coast to coast, removing economic separation between Americans based on where they live. Now, I don't think this would be an entirely awesome idea, there are as many benefits to it as there are faults and it's unlikely this could be instituted today, but it does present an interesting hypothetical scenario."
- I'mNotGiving MyName:"What? He never claimed "The Americas" were the same thing as "The U.S."
- Ingolf Stern:"The United States is a corporation."
- Rob M:"America is the world police."
- Steel Void:"I like the idea of like California seceding from the union and then the U.S. just immediately invades and Trump is riding a nuclear missile heading towards Los Angeles shouting "NOBODY LEAVES MURICA ALIVE!!!!" "
One of the territories of the United States is GUAM.
Guam, an island territory of the United States, rich with cultural heritage and pride, is located 900 miles north of the equator in the Western Pacific. Guam is four to eight miles wide and 32 miles long and is the largest of the Micronesian islands. Guam’s lush tropical terrain along with urban areas within the island covers 220 square miles and is the southernmost island in the Mariana Island chain. Because of its western location from the International Date Line, Guam is the first to experience the new day in the United States; hence Guam is “Where America’s Day begins.” Its capital city is Hagatña (formerly Agana).
The Island was formed by the union of two volcanoes; a limestone plateau in the northern and southern sections of Guam joins the extinct volcanoes. Guam sits at 13.28 degrees North latitude and 144.47 degrees East longitude, approximately 210 miles southeast of the Marianas Trench, the deepest trench in the world. Sharing a similar culture and weather are Guam’s sister islands: Saipan, Rota, and Tinian.
Guam is located approximately 6,000 miles from San Francisco, California; 3,800 miles west of Honolulu, Hawaii; 1,500 miles south of Japan; 1,596 miles east of the Philippines; 2,026 miles east of Hong Kong; and 1,922 miles east of Shanghai.
PEOPLE AND OUR POPULATION
The population of Guam is 159,358 (2010 Census).
Primary ethnic groups are Chamorro (37%), Filipino (26%), Pacific Islander (7%), Caucasian (6%), and other Asian ethnicities including Japanese, Korean and Chinese (2%).
Eighty-five percent of the population is Roman Catholic; the other 15 percent range from Presbyterian, Buddhist, Jehovah’s Witness and Seventh Day Adventist.
Guam’s climate is characterized as Tropical Marine and the weather is hot and humid with minimal seasonal variations. The yearly temperature is 85⁰ Fahrenheit (29⁰ Celsius), with the mean low at 76⁰ Fahrenheit and a mean high at 86⁰ Fahrenheit. The average water temperature is also 85⁰ Fahrenheit, enabling many visitors to the island to enjoy an array of water sports. The island experiences two seasons – dry season from December through June and rainy season from July through November. September and October are the rainiest months, each averaging about 14 inches of rainfall. Turtle Tours’ Optional Tours are designed to make the best of Guam’s beautiful tropical climate. You will enjoy our line up of outdoor activities.
English and Chamorro are the official languages of Guam.
POLITICAL STATUS AND FORM OF GOVERNMENT
Guam is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States. It is ruled by a civilian government with three branches – executive, legislative and judicial. Residents born in Guam were granted citizenship of the United States when the Organic Act was signed in 1950
Time: Guam is 18 hours ahead of the Pacific Time or 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Meridian Time.
Electricity Voltage: The electrical current is identical to the U.S. Mainland: 120 volts/60 cycles.
Currency: U.S. Dollar
Credit Cards: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, JCB and other major credit cards are widely accepted.
Banks: Bank of Guam, Bank of Hawaii, Citibank, First Hawaiian Bank, ANZ Guam Inc., Coast 360, Community First Federal Credit Union and BankPacific
Internet Services/Media: Internet dial-up, broadband, Wi-Fi, digital cable television, local and national newspapers and magazine publications available.
TRAVEL TO GUAM
Guam is located in close proximity to many Asian countries including Japan, Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. The average travel time from Guam to key Asian cities is 3.5 to 4.5 hours. Travel time to Hawaii is 7 hours. Air service to Guam is provided by United Airlines, Philippine Airlines and Korean Air with most direct flights to many destinations in Asia, the United States and islands in the Pacific.
ADVENTURES ON GUAM
Visitors to Guam can choose from high quality, fun, and exciting optional tours, for themselves if they travel solo, for couples, or for the entire family. Turtle Tours Guam is the primary choice for optional tours; it is patronized and recommended by more visitors to Guam compared to any other tour provider. Turtle Tours offers Iruka Watching Adventure (Dolphin Watching), Eco Adventure Jungle Hiking Tour, Adventure River Cruise, City Sightseeing Tour, Turtle Tours Bus or Limousine Charter, and Boat Charter.
Ivan SandersWhat anything amounts to in international law is always spurious with physical power always usurping legalities. The most powerful party always ruling in its own favour. Arguably the U.S.A. still belongs to Great Britain: The Treaty of Paris (1783) was so massively breached by G.B. as to make the treaty meaningless, and further the debacle not comprehensively resolved by the Jay Treaty (1795). I wonder if the tribes ever requested Margaret Thatcher to intervene? In relatively recent times she was the only world politician capable of influencing a U,S.A. president. A strange view on history? Of course, but then history is in reality largely simply moulded by violence and exploitation. But flashing a nice pair of sheer denier nylons can work wonders, and Maggie had a nice set of pins.