|The Answer to the question asked above, "Are you a United States citizen?" is (in most cases), NO!
Also in this case, there has been deceived!
The "United States" is, formal legal name for the house of the "federal government" and his "territory!" In other words, is the proper name for the Federal Land (the District of Columbia and federal territories). The individual states, which have joined forces and formed the "United States of America," not to be confused with the title of "United States", which is reserved for the District of Columbia and the territories controlled by the federal government.
Obviously, in light of what we have always thought we knew, this sounds a bit 'weird. However, the Supreme Court of the United States (Editor's note: This is the correct capitalization of the name) has addressed the issue of the meaning of the term "United States" in the case of Hooven & Allison Co. v Evatt (1945) .. The court ruled that the term "United States" has three uses:
1."...either as the name of a sovereign occupying the position analogous to that of other sovereigns in the family of nations, or
2."as designating the territory over which the sovereignty of the United States (Federal government) extends, or
3."as the collective name for the states which are united by and under the Constitution."
In other words, the term "United States" means:
1."'These united States', or
2."the District of Columbia and all other federal lands such as Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, Mariana Islands, American Samoa, etc. or,
3."The union of states which is the 'united States of America'."
So, assuming that you were born in one of 50 sovereign states, it is a citizen (note capitalization) of the state in which you were born, and therefore you are a citizen of the Union of States known as the "United States of America", but not are now, and never have been, a "citizen of the United States."
If you have an American passport, look. Note that it comes from the "United States of America" (not "the United States), and that it's your social security number! Another way to check this is to read the founding document of wonderful, the Constitution. Remember that the writers of this extraordinary document were extremely well behaved and articulate men. They knew the meaning of the words they used.
Please turn Article 10:
Article [X] The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. "
Obviously, the "United States" and "States" used here may not be the same thing, or phrase is redundant.
The framers of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights knew exactly what they were writing - that the powers not designated for the government "Federal" were reserved for the states and the people!
Remember that, under the Constitution, ALL power originated with the PEOPLE -- who delegated some of it to the States, which in turn delegated some of it to the "federal" government. The Constitution is designed to LIMIT the power of the "central" government, not expand it.
The founding fathers had, after all, only fought the Revolutionary War to ensure that the new government "central" had no power, like King George III exercised, to usurp the "inalienable rights" were proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence ten o'clock years earlier.
Probably all your life, you've been told that you are a US citizen. Also deliberately been taught this lie to school (which, no doubt, was funded by the federal government - and had his resume to a large extent dictated by Washington).
Now you know who you really are. And you know just a bit 'of freedom and power left to you to be the architects of this incredible land. What you have just learned about it a GRAB unprecedented power by the government, "Federal"! In fact, government agents "federal" has no jurisdiction within the boundaries of these separate and sovereign United States - unless you give it to them.