Chelsea Manning: We’re citizens, not subjects. We have the right to criticize government without fear

There is also a difference between those who choose to be deemed a ‘citizen’: who is subject to limited jurisdiction ACTS and has ‘privileges and benefits’ such as being taxed, incarcerated etc and a living sovereign who abides by natural law and natural justice:
SOVEREIGNTY, is the union and exercise of all human power possessed in a state; it is a combination of all power; it is the power to do everything within a state without accountability;
The only accountability in dispute is before a jury of peers;
“Sovereign individuals are subject only to a Common Law, whose primary purposes are to protect and defend individual rights and to prevent anyone, whether public official or private person, from violating the rights of other individuals. Within this scene, Sovereigns are never subject to their own creations, and the constitutional contract is such a creation.” To quote the Supreme Court, “No fiction can make a natural born subject.” Milvaine v. Coxe’s Lessee, 8 U.S. 598 (1808). That is to say, no fiction, be it a corporation, a statute law, or an administrative regulation, can mutate a natural born Sovereign into someone who is subject to his own creations.”
[Black’s Law Dictionary 4th edition]

Rise Up Times

The American public needs more access to what the government is doing in its name. That requires increasing freedom of information and transparency.

NSA

The US government still hides vast amounts of its national security actions from the public. Photograph: Miguel Juarez Lugo/Zuma Press/Corbis   

Chelsea E Manning  The Guardian  May 6, 2015

When freedom of information and transparency are stifled, then bad decisions are often made and heartbreaking tragedies occur – too often on a breathtaking scale that can leave societies wondering: how did this happen? Think about the recent debates on torture, assassination by unmanned aircraft, secret warrants and detentions, intelligence and surveillance courts, military commissions, immigration detention centers and the conduct of modern warfare. These policies affect millions of people around the world every day and can affect anyone – wives, children, fathers, aunts, boyfriends, cousins, friends, employees, bosses, clergy and even career politicians – at…

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