My letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
regarding the new Commission on Unalienable Rights
July 22, 2019
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo
U.S. Secretary of State
The Department of State
2201 C Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20520
Dear Secretary Pompeo,
I would like to speak to or participate in your new Commission on Unalienable Rights.
I am the author of the self-published law book America's Republican Form of Government (2017). Understanding the republican form is necessary to the commission's work, as I will briefly explain below.
As well, attached are several pages from my first law book BUSTED: A Whistleblower's Guide to the War on Drugs (2015). Here I list and discuss our various natural unalienable rights, which can be alienated – says the 13th Amendment – based on the commission of malum in se crime.
Despite what we may have learned in school, there are two and only two forms of government in the universe: republican and non-republican, which are opposite and opposed. One form is morally good because it is based on natural, objective, and immutable standards. The other is morally vulnerable because it is based on Man's fabricated subjective and capricious standards. Only the republican form acknowledges and respects unalienable, inherent, natural rights. All non-republics do not.
Thus, if we have natural rights to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness, as most state constitutions say that we do, then logically, absolutely and undeniably we have a natural right to a republican form of government. So natural rights and the republican form of government go hand-in-hand, and we cannot know the ones without the other.
And more importantly, if human beings around the world have natural unalienable rights – and the premise of your commission is that they do – then EVERYONE in the world has a natural right to a republican form of government. This right is universal. Not surprisingly – monarchs, dictators and politburos around the world have been very quiet about this revolutionary fact of (our human) Nature.
Thus, the commission's arguments for natural unalienable rights are meaningless without an understanding and promotion of the republican form. Such a government is one that secures a) individual liberty, b) natural political equality, c) the right of property possession, d) scientific (objective) justice, and e – z) various separations of power.
The United States became the world's first constitutional republic, but not in 1789 as most Americans think. Because natural political equality is an inherent attribute of republics, then the U.S. did not become an actual republic until the passage of the 13th, 14th, 15th and 19th amendments, which secured political equality with regard to race and sex. Thus, unalienable rights are universal equal rights.
Understanding a republic's separations of power begins with understanding republican citizenship, which even the U.S. Supreme Court has never comprehended. As there are two forms of government, and two forms of law (natural and positive law), then republics ALWAYS have two kinds of citizens: natural law citizens and positive law citizens. Natural law citizens in the United States are called natural born Citizens. Adopted, naturalized, positive law citizens are called Citizens of the United States.
Natural born Citizens naturally inherit their political rights from their U.S. citizen parents, whereas Citizens of the United States are bestowed their political rights by Congress. Thus, the political rights of natural born Citizens are inherited and natural, and the political rights of (adopted, naturalized) Citizens of the United States are bestowed and artificial. One natural right of natural born Citizens is to run for President, which right Congress may not grant to Citizens of the United States.
Because natural born Citizens inherit their rights from their citizen parents, then they do not get their rights from Congress (or from their state republican legislatures). Because they are not granted their rights by legislatures, then they naturally owe these legislatures no political (legal) duties. That is what makes Americans free. Natural born Americans are born free of duty to government.
When natural born Citizens grow up, then they come to naturally owe duties to other people, but not to government. Their natural duties, such as their duties not to harm others and to witness crimes against others, are mandatory and imposed by the law jurisdiction, which is short for the natural law jurisdiction. It adjudicates violations to the natural rights of natural persons.
This judicial power is separate from the equity jurisdiction, which is governments' power over artificial persons that a legislature has created. As the Declaration of Independence says, individuals are born free of government, are politically equal to kings, and are governed only when we consent to governments' rightful delegated jurisdiction which operates in equity.
In other words, based on the various separations of powers in a republic, these natural born Citizens operate in the law jurisdiction and enter governments' equity jurisdiction only by consent. That they are born into a jurisdiction which is separate from government's power is why republican legislatures cannot define their rights. That kings or legislatures do not define people's political rights in republics – but that Nature does – is the forgotten basis of liberty which your commission should seek to know and share.
Thus the commission cannot champion natural unalienable rights without understanding and promoting the republican form of government. The form is not only itself a natural unalienable right, but it is also a fact of Nature – identifiable by its inherent characteristics (defined in a – z above). Knowledge about the form should be our nation's leading political export. The form is this country's greatest gift to the world, although America's version needs some polishing.
If I was an alien from another galaxy and I possessed the secrets of the universe, then a) my government would already be republican, and b) I would not share my other great secrets with any Earthling or Earthling government until they understood and swore allegiance to the republican form of government, with its respect for universal natural rights. Otherwise, my secret powers would be misused. So I would not share my secrets with kings or with American legislatures, the latter a) which do not comprehend the republican form and b) which illegitimately claim authority to determine people's criminal rights, which is per se to think and act non-republican.
(In republics, the political laws of Nature determine who belongs in jail, which is not a political question that is subject to a legislature. If legislatures could proscribe crime, instead of just prescribing what is prohibited by the laws of Nature, i.e. malum in se, then the 13th Amendment would be emasculated, as it has in fact been by America's judicially-waged war on drugs.)
Your new commission is a great place to begin re-educating people about our natural universal unalienable right to a republican form of government, which is the only form that respects our other unalienable rights. Unalienable rights can be understood and appreciated only in context of a republican government, which is the alpha and omega of unalienable rights.
I am in awe of the work that you do. I have never liked the personality or professionalism of a government official as much as I do you. Please run for President in 2024.
Nevertheless, thank you for your creation of the Commission on Unalienable Rights, and for your consideration of me to share with it the meaning, make-up, operation and world-imperative of the republican form of government.
Kurt St. Angelo, J.D.