What manner of PERSON are you?
Just exactly what is a person by legal definition? What is the legal authority of a person? Is a Christian a person? The answers to these questions have eluded Americans ever since the end of Lincoln's Civil War and the general acceptance of the Fourteenth Amendment. Since all State statutes and every court in the United States, right down to the local municipal courts, define every American as a person, then we should find out just what this means so that we can understand what we are according to the civil governments and judges.
Law dictionaries are a necessary resource in defining any word used in the courts or civil governments. In our research, it's very odd that we found the 'not so obvious' while the 'obvious' was not there to be defined. For example, let's start with the definition for the word person:
PERSON: 1. "natural person". 2. the body of a human being. also: the body and clothing of a human being. Example: had drugs on his person. 3. one (as a human being or corporation) that is recognized by law as the subject of rights and duties (see also: juridical person, legal person, personality). --Merriam Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. [underlining added].
PERSON - In general usage, a human being (i.e. natural person), though by statute term may include labor organizations, partnerships, associations, corporations, legal representatives, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, or receivers. See e.g. National Labor Relations Act, Partnership Act, §2. Scope and delineation of term is necessary for §2(1), 29 U.S.C.A. §152; Uniform determining those to whom Fourteenth Amendment of Constitution affords protection since this Amendment expressly applies to individual, partnership, and corporation, but not governmental unit. Bankrupt Code - "Person" includes organization. U.C.C. §1-201(30). Definition of "person" or U.S.C.A. §101; Commercial Law - An individual or "municipal utility operators suing as plaintiffs seeking damages persons" covered by anti-trust laws includes cities, whether as for antitrust violations or as operators being sued as defendants. City of Lafayette, La. v. Louisiana Power & Light Co., La., 435 U.S. 389, 98 S.Ct. 1123, 1128, 55 L.Ed.2d 364. --Black's Law Dictionary, Seventh Edition, The West Group ©1999. [underlining added]
A person is defined here as various legal entities (ie. a corporation, association, city, partnership, etc.), a human being, an individual, or a natural person. The simplest term to understand is that of any legal entity, such as a corporation. Every legal entity is created by the state itself and under the exclusive authority of the state that created it. Quick look into Title 26 U.S.C. §7343 [Definition of the term "Person"]: The term "person" as used in this chapter [chapter 75] includes an officer or employee of a corporation, or a member or employee of a partnership, who as such officer, employee, or member is under a duty to perform the act in respect of which the violation occurs. Did you get that? The term "person" is defined as "an officer or employee of a corporation, or a member or employee of a partnership". Did you see teh words man" or woman"? Something that may surprise most readers is a look at legal definition of an individual:
1. Existing as an indivisible entity. 2. Of or relating to a single person or thing, as opposed to a group. --Black's Law Dictionary, Seventh Edition, The West Group ©1999. [underlining added]
At first, this seems like double-talk, but it's not. An individual is a single legal entity as opposed to a corporate entity (made of members who comprise a singular group). None-the-less, a legal entity is simply a legal entity. In reality, the definitions are telling us that an individual is a legal entity, a fiction of "law", with the same legal structure and authority as a corporation, but with only one singular "member". If a flesh and blood man appears before a court answering that he is an individual, he has agreed and stated that he is a legal entity. Also, a look into Title 5 U.S.C. §552a(a)(2) or (a)(13) which shows an ‘individual’ [as legally defined] to be a ‘public officer’ or ‘federal personnel’. Here's further explanation:
Entity. An organization (such as a business or a governmental unit) that has a legal identity apart from its members. --Black's Law Dictionary, Seventh Edition, The West Group ©1999.
This pretty much groups together corporations, cities, associations, individuals, etc., as legally created separate entity persons. Next, let's see what a natural person is as shown in the above definitions.
NATURAL PERSON: a human being as distinguished from a person (as a corporation) created by operation of law. --Merriam Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. [underlining added]
From this definition, there is the distinction that a natural person is not a person created by state law (a legal entity). A natural person is defined here as a human being. Although a human being is not defined as a corporation, both are defined as being a person.
LEGAL PERSON: a body of persons or an entity (as a corporation) considered as having many of the rights and responsibilities of a natural person and esp. the capacity to sue and be sued. --Merriam Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. [underlining added].
ARTIFICIAL PERSON: "legal person"--Merriam Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. [underlining added].
This helps us further understand that by following these definitions, a human being - a natural person -apparently is not defined as a legal person or an artificial person. So, it appears that a person is comprised of two distinct groups:
a human being - natural person (not created by state or civil "law").
a legal - artificial person (specifically created by state or civil "law". A legal entity).
The Christian Man vs. a legal person
If you're a Christian, are you also a person?
Man was created by the immediate hand of God and is generically different from all other creatures --Genesis 1:26, 27 and 2:7. Man was created in the likeness of God and the perfection of His nature in knowledge -- Col. 3:10.
Man was created in His righteousness and holiness --Ephesians 4:24.
Man was created with dominion over all the inferior creatures --Genesis 1:28.
God created man in His own Divine image --Genesis 1:27.
Is this Man God created the same as the legalistic MAN who is defined in our present law dictionaries as a human being, a natural person?
The legal terms human being and natural person are not found in the Bible. They are not created by God. They are legal titles for entities created by a "law" which is not the Law of God, the Lex Ecclesia.
"And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. --Genesis 2:7.
It was the breath of God Himself that gave Man -Hebrew, Adam- Divine inspiration, a soul, and spirit life. Why are the words inspiration, soul, spirit and life not within the current legal definitions of MAN?
Because the legalistic "law" now prevailing in America does not recognize the Law of God and does not recognize that Man is Divine life. If the corporate and governmental persons were to recognize the superior and allodial authority of the Lord God, they would have to admit that the Law of God was superior to their "laws" - mere legalisms. How could they collect their feudal tenant servitude from the Christians who occupy God's land since the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof?
Legally, MAN is a superior creature and nothing more. Their legal definitions say so. Lawfully, Man is a spritual creation in and of God's image, separate and distinct from the other animals. Man was created by and has inherent life from the Lord's breath -Hebrew, neshâwmâh-, but a MAN is created by the civil laws of an entity and owes it's existence to a mere legal person who creates more legal persons. Whereby, the Man of God's image has life, but a MAN has no life outside of the legal realm that created it.
How do you choose to call yourself now that you know the truth?