When I say the words, "United States," what do you first think of? A nation called America? A group of 50 States called by one name and making up one nation? What if I told you that the "United States" is NOT the same creature as "The United States of America?"
Keep in mind that, like most all legal issues in this government, obfuscation, misdirection, distraction and outright fraud are commonplace within our legal system. Let's look at some legal definitions:
"The United States is a government, and, consequently, a body politic and corporate... This great corporation was ordained and established by the American people..." United States v. Maurice, 26 Fed. Cas. No. 15, 747, 2 Brock 96, Circuit Court, D. Virginia, 1823.
"The United States government is a foreign corporation with respect to a state." N.Y. re: Merriam, 36 N.E. 505, 141 N.Y. 479, Affirmed 16 S.Ct. 1973, 41 L.Ed. 287
"Foreign Laws: The laws of a foreign country or sister state."
"Foreign States: Nations outside of the United States." Term may also refer to another state; i.e. a sister state." (Black's Law Dictionary, 6th Edition)
The government of the "United States" is actually foreign to the sovereign 50 states. It was meant to be a separate "thing," but not to become a replacement "nation" for the 50 sovereign nation/states. Preamble of Public Law, 15 United States Statutes at Large, chapter 249, pps 223-224 (1868).
Title 28 USC Section 3002(5) Chapter 176. "It is clear that the United States . . . is a corporation . . ." 534 FEDERAL SUPPLEMENT 724.
"It is well settled that "United States" et al. is a corporation, originally incorporated February 21, 1871 under the name "District of Columbia," 16 Stat. 419 Chapter 62.
Title 28 3002 page 15 subsection A says:
(C) an instrumentality of the United States."
"The laws of Congress in respect to those matters [outside of Constitutionally delegated powers] do not extend into the territorial limits of the states, but have force ONLY in the District of Columbia, and other places that are within the exclusive jurisdiction of the national (read "Corporate") government." Caha V. US, 152 U.S. 211.