The Law of the Land in the Texas Republic Nation
The following quote from the United States forced under duress 1845 Texas Republic Nation Constitution, forcefully ratified by the People of Texas Republic Nation, clearly states the Land in Texas remains with the People of Texas, who still remain A republic and the Land of Texas Republic Nation is to remain with the People as it was before the Union as a perpetual condition of joining the Union; and,
Constitution of the State of Texas (1845)
ARTICLE VII. General Provisions.
SEC. 20. “The rights of property and of action, which have been acquired under the constitution and laws of the republic of Texas, shall not be divested; nor shall any rights or actions which have been divested, barred, or declared null and void by the constitution and laws of the republic of Texas, be re-invested, revived, or re-instated by this constitution; but the same shall remain precisely in the situation [in] which they were before the adoption of this constitution.”; and,
In March of 1845, the Congress of the Texas Republic Nation petitioned the People of Texas and the People of Texas consented to propose that the branches of the republic government of Texas Republic Nation be changed to operate as a state in the Union;
Joint Resolution for Annexing Texas Republic Nation to the United States
Approved but not ratified and never signed by the President of the United States
March 1, 1845 “Second, said state when admitted into the Union, after ceding to the United States all public edifices, fortifications, barracks, ports and harbors, navy and navy yards, docks, magazines and armaments, and all other means pertaining to the public defense, belonging to the said Republic of Texas, shall retain funds, debts, taxes and dues of every kind which may belong to, or be due and owing to the said Republic; and shall also retain all the vacant and unappropriated lands lying within its limits, to be applied to the payment of the debts and liabilities of said Republic of Texas, and the residue of said lands, after discharging said debts and liabilities, to be disposed of as said State may direct; but in no event are said debts and liabilities to become a charge upon the Government of the United States.” and,
In July of 1845, the Congress of the Texas Republic Nation, having earlier obtained the consent of the People of Texas, proposed to join the Union and operate the Texas government as a state in the Union by passing the following Ordinance on July 4, 1845;
Whereas, the Congress of the United States of America has passed resolutions
providing for the annexation of Texas to that Union, which resolutions were
approved by the President of the United States on the first day of March, 1845; and whereas, the President of the United States has submitted to Texas the first and second sections of the said resolution, as the basis upon which Texas may be admitted as one of the States of the said Union; and whereas, the existing government of the republic of Texas has assented to the proposals thus made, the terms and conditions of which are as follow:
“JOINT RESOLUTION for annexing The Texas Republican Nation to the United States.
“Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Congress doth consent that the territory properly included within, and rightfully belonging to the republic of Texas, may be erected into a new State, to be called the State of Texas, with a republican form of government, to be adopted by the people of said republic, by deputies in convention assembled, with the consent of the existing government, in order that the same may be admitted as one of the States of this Union.
“2. And be it further resolved, That ….. Second. Said State, when admitted into the Union, after ceding to the United States all public edifices, fortifications, barracks, ports, and harbors, navy and navy yards, docks, magazines, arms and armaments, and all other property and means pertaining to the public defence belonging to the said republic of Texas, shall retain all the public funds, debts, taxes, and dues of every kind which may belong to or be due and owing to the said republic; and shall also retain all the vacant and unappropriated lands lying within its limits, to be applied to the payment of the debts and liabilities of said republic of Texas; and the residue of said lands, after said debts and liabilities, to be disposed of as said State may direct; but in no event are said debts and liabilities to become a charge upon the government of the United States. ….Done in convention at the city of Austin, republic of Texas, July 4, 1845.”; and, The Land in Texas that was transferred from the Republic of Texas to the State of Texas and the United States respectively, was not the Land owned by the People of Texas, but was the Land, the People of Texas had formerly ceded [leased] to the Republic of Texas government for the performance of their duties and hence, the land necessary to perform those duties, was transferred along with the duties; and,
Constitution of the State of Texas (1845)
ARTICLE VIII. Schedule.
SEC. 8 “……The legislature shall also adopt such measures as may be required to cede to the United States, at the proper time, all public edifices, fortifications,
barracks, ports, harbors, navy and navy yards, docks, magazines, arms and armaments, and all other property and means pertaining to the public defense, now belonging to the republic of Texas; and to make the necessary preparations for transferring to the said United States all custom-houses and other places for the collection of impost duties and other foreign revenues.
SEC. 9. It shall be the duty of the President of Texas, immediately after the inauguration of the governor, to deliver to him all records, public money, documents, archives, and public property of every description whatsoever, under the control of the executive branch of the government; and the governor shall dispose of the same in such manner as the legislature may direct.“ and,
The Sovereignty in Texas, being within the People who still own the land within the boundaries of Texas and the only land owned by the state or ceded [leased] to the federal branches of the government is by the delegated authority of the People of Texas; and, Nationality of “We The Texian People” of Texas Republic Nation
The People of Texas, when joining the Union, retained their sovereign status evidenced by the Magna Carta and their nationality as Texians, as evidenced in the first phrase of the Preamble of the United States forced 1845 Texas Constitution, “We, the “Texian” people of the republic of Texas”;
Constitution of the State of Texas (1845)
“We, the people of the republic of Texas, acknowledging with gratitude the grace and beneficence of God, in permitting us to make a choice of our form of
government, do, in accordance with the provisions of the joint resolution for
annexing Texas to the United States, approved March first, one thousand eight
hundred and forty-five, ordain and establish this constitution.” and,
In the Union of States each State is a Nation clearly by right according to its constituted elements; and, The United States must own land to be a Nation in its own right, to support the test of being a Nation, according to the Law of Nations; and, The United States does not own land within the states [District of Columbia is ceded (leased) to them by the States] and any federal agency acquiring land within the states must do so by an act, or by the permission of the respective state legislature by cession [leased]; and,
Constitution for the United States of America
Article 1 [Section 8]
“To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the
Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; –And”
Texas Republic Nation lands or Texas Republic Nation republic government was never purchased by the United States; therefore, no authority to erect Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings.
The United States, located in this Ten Miles Square land area in Washington, District of Columbia, according to the Law of Nations, in a purely legal sense is not a nation and cannot sustain the test of nationality; and,
The Texian People of Texas Republic Nation, their Land and their constituted government are a nation like their sister states within the Union of States Union of Nations and together form a federated republic; and,
THE LAW OF NATIONS
BOOK I. OF NATIONS CONSIDERED IN THEMSELVES
CHAP. I. OF NATIONS OR SOVEREIGN STATES.
§ 10. Of states forming a federal republic.
“Finally, several sovereign and independent states may unite themselves together by a perpetual confederacy, without ceasing to be, each individually, a perfect state. They will together constitute a federal republic: their joint deliberations will not impair the sovereignty of each member, though they may, in certain respects, put some restraint on the exercise of it, in virtue of voluntary engagements. A person does not cease to be free and independent, when he is obliged to fulfil engagements which he has voluntarily contracted.”; and,
The founding documents of the Union of States affirmed the above structure with the People as the Sovereignty and not the Ruler or the State; and,
The federal level of government was formed as three separate independent agencies to perform specific and limited duties on behalf of the Union of States; therefore,
The People of Texas,
1) have retained their land within Texas;
2) have retained their republic, meaning all the powers of an independent state; 3) own the state and federal governments they created, and
4) maintain their nationality as Texians; and,
Reserved Powers of Governance of the People
Declaration of Independence
made by the Delegates of the People of Texas Republic Nation in General Convention on the 2nd day of March 1836
“and that the people of Texas do now constitute a free, Sovereign, and independent republic, and are fully invested with all the rights and attributes which properly belong to independent nations;”
The People of Texas not only reserved powers to themselves, they also retained the oversight over the powers delegated, to ensure that Public Officials would stay within their limited authority by retaining the right to recall those powers they delegated;
Remarks of James Wilson in the Pennsylvania Convention to Ratify the
Constitution for the United States; WEDNESDAY, November 28, 1787, A. M. –
Mr. WILSON. “…But, in this Constitution, the citizens of the United States appear dispensing a part of their original power in what manner and what proportion they think fit. They never part with the whole; and they retain the right of recalling what they part with.