IS THE UNITED STATES A FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION?

A popular theory is that the United States is a for-profit corporation similar to McDonald’s. A variety of arguments are used to try to support this claim. We intend to investigate those arguments, but first we need to get some fundamentals out of the way. What is a country? What is a corporation? A country, or nation-state, is a “public body corporate”, a lawful entity consisting of various members. Countries are not incorporated with any superior entity – they are sovereign, answerable only to the political, economic and military force…

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards: Hurricane Laura was worse than Hurricane Rita

Greg Hilburn Monroe News-Star Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday Hurricane Laura was probably worse than Hurricane Rita 15 years ago, apologizing to anyone who thought he diminished the impact of the storm that slammed into the Cameron coast with 150 mph winds. “It was never my intention to convey the damage was anything other than horrific,” said Edwards, who had apparently received some negative feedback. “It was every bit as bad as (Hurricane Rita in 2005) and probably worse where it struck; very catastrophic.” Edwards also said Laura cut a wider swath…

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AMERICAN DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

AMERICAN DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES   (Adopted at the third plenary session, held on June 15, 2016) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, RECALLING the contents of resolution AG/RES. 2867 (XLIV-O/14), “Draft American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,” as well as all the previous resolutions on this issue; RECALLING also the “Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples in the Americas,” document AG/DEC. 79 (XLIV-O/14), which reaffirms that progress in promoting and effectively protecting the rights of the indigenous peoples of the Americas is a priority for…

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International Law and Justice

International Law and Justice   UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Lady Justice, Hamburg City Hall, Germany Among the greatest achievements of the United Nations is the development of a body of international law, which is central to promoting economic and social development, as well as to advancing international peace and security. The international law is enshrined in conventions, treaties and standards. Many of the treaties brought about by the United Nations form the basis of the law that governs relations among nations. While the work of the UN in this area does…

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STATUTES REPLACED WITH INTERNATIONAL LAW

STATUTES REPLACED WITH INTERNATIONAL LAW CIRCA 1933 December 9th 1945 International Organization Immunities Act relinquished every public office of the United States to the United Nations. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/decad034.asp http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode22/usc_sec_22_00000288—-000-notes.html GOVERNMENT AGENT ACTING AS AN [OFFSHORE] STATUTE MERCHANT Whatever the form in which the Government functions, anyone entering into an arrangement with the Government takes the risk of having accurately ascertained that he who purports to act for the Government stays within the bounds of his authority. The scope of this authority may be explicitly defined by Congress or be limited by…

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