Governments have always sought ways to control the people and find ways to generate revenue. People who do not take the time to educate themselves in law are slumbering on their rights and the law does not protect the ignorant. In these united states. people are sovereign above government. As such, nothing can be written into any statute, code or even a constitution that would limit the authority of people. So when people are conducting their research in law, they have to become adept at knowing the difference in a people and a person.
Governments have been amending state constitutions since not long after each member nation of The United States of America was founded. And since government has taken over education, they write statutes and codes in a manner to confuse people into consenting to the government jurisdiction. Here is a perfect example.
The Texas Constitution, like all of them from each of the member nations, was "ordained and established" by people. Throughout these constitutions, people are not referred to in any clause. What is referred to in each clause is a person or persons. Contrary to what most people have been taught to believe, a person does not refer to a human being like the term people does.
People are humans and free. The term person refers to the legal substance of an individual. A person can be a human being, but in more cases, it is not a human. It is rather a county, town, corporation, trust, or any other legal entity. When one starts his journey into the study of law, he has to start recognizing that the language of law is different than the language he speaks everyday.
Let's just take a look at the Bill of Rights from the Texas Constitution. Some of the clauses refer to "men". Most of them refer to a "person" or "persons". This serves as evidence that people are above and outside of the constitution for their state or the Constitution for the United States of America. So let us read Section 8. FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND PRESS; LIBEL. from the Texas Constitution.
Every person shall be at liberty to speak, write or publish his opinions on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of that privilege; and no law shall ever be passed curtailing the liberty of speech or of the press. In prosecutions for the publication of papers, investigating the conduct of officers, or men in public capacity, or when the matter published is proper for public information, the truth thereof may be given in evidence. And in all indictments for libels, the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the facts, under the direction of the court, as in other cases.
As we can see here, it is referring to a person, not a people. It is also referring to the subject matter as a privilege, not a right. People have whatever rights they so choose, because they are the sovereigns. Their rights are not listed in a legal document. These legal documents are limits of government over entities that are a creation of government. Entities like corporations, trusts, partnerships and cities. These entities would not exist if people did not go to the government agency and ask the government agency to make the entity appear.
But for perfect evidence that a people is not the same as a person and a person is a thing owned by a people, Section 9 of the Texas Constitution in Article 1 states;
SEARCHES AND SEIZURES. The people shall be secure in their persons, houses, papers and possessions, from all unreasonable seizures or searches, and no warrant to search any place, or to seize any person or thing, shall issue without describing them as near as may be, nor without probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation.
This section is protecting the right of a people by guaranteeing he will be secure in his person. As we see here, his person is something that he owns just like he owns his house, his papers and his possessions.
So read these legal documents with an eye open to recognize to whom they apply. Just remember that you are a people and your person is merely the legal substance of you, it is not you.