Skip to comments.Who coined 'United States of America'? Mystery might have intriguing answer
Posted on 07/04/2013 4:41:48 PM PDT by Kartographer
As if George Washington hasnt been credited enough with laying the foundation stones of the American republic, a new discovery might put one more feather in his cap. Our leading Founding Father could have been author of the country's name.
The identity of who coined the name United States of America has eluded historians for years. Online sources vary greatly, erroneously crediting Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and others.
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I know personally I pray that once again a man of your caliber would come forth and lead us, but my prayers seem so far be unanswered ones.
I fear the answer is that we have stayed so far that God does not deem us worthy of such a man and my greater fear is my guess is right.
Very well said.
Add to your prayer that he change our hearts so that we may once again be worthy of a leader like Washington.
The next Washington won’t come to us through any of the cultural swamps we’ve bred around this country. The next Washington will be a young man from a two parent home. The next Washington will be a Christian. The next Washington will be homeschooled.
Rather, I should say, the next Washington NEEDS to fit all of these parameters. Americans put so much faith in Bush, because he was an outspoken Christian from an Ivy League school with a (tenuous) military history. In reality, his faith was the only believable, Washington-esque character trait he could claim.
We are a nation without a rudder, and if good men continue to do nothing, the evil will continue to flourish.
God bless this nation.
Then, by passing the Act of 1871, Congress formed a corporation known as THE UNITED STATES. This corporation, owned by foreign interests, shoved the organic version of the Constitution aside by changing the word ‘for’ to ‘of’ in the title. Let me explain: the original Constitution drafted by the Founding Fathers read: ‘The Constitution for the united states of America.’ [note that neither the words ‘united’ nor ‘states’ began with capital letters] But the ‘CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’ is a corporate constitution, which is absolutely NOT the same document you think it is. First of all, it ended all our rights of sovereignty [sui juris]. So you now have the HOW, how the international bankers got their hands on THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Read the whole story here:
It was Washington who wrote, encouraged, counseled, had people over to discuss the building of a new government, and kept everyone informed as to the progress of all their ideas. Over a number of years, he kept up this correspondence of leadership. By the time everyone got together in Philadelphia he was seen as the only person anyone could think of to lead the process, and the only one they could see as their first president. The Office of President was based on his character traits.
He should be rightly called the "Architect of the Constitution."
The ONLY way we can affect positive change for our country is through Jesus Christ. The Founders knew this but we’ve turned to other gods.
Thanks for the extra crazy.
If you’re incapable of looking up history, you deserve what you receive.
But I can't invent my own fantasy history like you do.
I'm trapped in the world of boring facts.
Or maybe your just stuck in the world of stupid.
Here is what the supreme court has to say.
The term “United States” may be used in any one of several senses.  It may be merely the name of a sovereign* occupying the position analogous to that of other sovereigns in the family of nations.  It may designate the territory over which the sovereignty of the United States** extends, or  it may be the collective name of the states*** which are united by and under the Constitution.
[Hooven & Allison Co. v. Evatt, 324 U.S. 652 (1945)]
This same Court authority is cited by Black’s Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, in its definition of “United States”:
United States. This term has several meanings.  It may be merely the name of a sovereign occupying the position analogous to that of other sovereigns in family of nations,  it may designate territory over which sovereignty of United States extends, or  it may be collective name of the states which are united by and under the Constitution.
Hooven & Allison Co. v. Evatt, U.S. Ohio, 324 U.S. 652, 65 S.Ct. 870, 880, 89 L.Ed. 1252.
In the first sense, the term “United States*” can refer to the nation, or the American empire, as Justice Marshall called it. The “United States*” is one member of the United Nations. When you are traveling overseas, you would go to the U.S.* embassy for help with passports and the like. In this instance, you would come under the jurisdiction of the President, through his agents in the U.S.* State Department, where “U.S.*” refers to the sovereign nation. The Informer summarizes Citizenship in this “United States*” as follows:
1. I am a Citizen of the United States* like you are a Citizen of China. Here you have defined yourself as a National from a Nation with regard to another Nation. It is perfectly OK to call yourself a “Citizen of the United States*.” This is what everybody thinks the tax statutes are inferring. But notice the capital “C” in Citizen and where it is placed. Please go back to basic English.
Secondly, the term “United States**” can also refer to “the federal zone”, which is a separate nation-state over which the Congress has exclusive legislative jurisdiction. (See Appendix Y for a brief history describing how this second meaning evolved.) In this sense, the term “United States**” is a singular phrase. It would be proper, for example, to say, “The United States** is ...” or “Its jurisdiction is ...” and so on. The Informer describes citizenship in this United States** as follows:
2. I am a United States** citizen. Here you have defined yourself as a person residing in the District of Columbia, one of its Territories, or Federal enclaves (area within a Union State) or living abroad, which could be in one of the States of the Union or a foreign country. Therefore you are possessed by the entity United States** (Congress) because citizen is small case. Again go back to basic english [sic]. This is the “United States**” the tax statutes are referring to. Unless stated otherwise, such as 26 USC 6103(b)(5).
Thirdly, the term “United States***” can refer to the 50 sovereign States which are united by and under the Constitution for the United States of America. In this third sense, the term “United States***” does not include the federal zone, because the Congress does not have exclusive legislative authority over any of the 50 sovereign States of the Union. In this sense, the term “United States***” is a plural, collective term. It would be proper therefore to say, “These United States***” or “The United States*** are ...” and so on. The Informer completes the trio by describing Citizenship in these “United States***” as follows:
3. I am a Citizen of these United States***. Here you have defined yourself as a Citizen of all the 50 States united by and under the Constitution. You are not possessed by the Congress (United States**). In this way you have a national domicile, not a State or United States** domicile and are not subject to any instrumentality or subdivision of corporate governmental entities.
Sure didn’t take long for this thread to get hi-jacked.
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