I see it so clearly in my minds eye. Thatched roofs, billowing smoke with flames lapping, ready to consume the pitiful mud and waddle hovel. Cruel faced men sit astride fierce mounts, demanding obeisance from cowering peasants. These are the dark days before the dawn of liberty. In this world, men and women are little more than chattel, owning nothing. Their labors are not their own. They toil bitterly for their meager existence, knowing their sovereign may require the fruits of their labor without notice or cause. Their lives are fodder for the nobles who take great joy in exercising complete power over their subjects, both for personal gain and for the twisted pleasure of wreaking destruction on helpless peasants.
The Dark Ages were called dark for a reason. Society was hallmarked by a great chasm of classes - the masses worked for the betterment of the few and the few tyrannized the masses. As we stand idly by, our world is growing dark once more.
Our constitution was written to govern free men. The wording was concise and specific. The preamble begins "We the people of the United States.....", not "We the citizens of the United States". It was worded thus to keep men free. The difference between "People" and "Citizen" is the difference between serf and king.
It is noted in Law Notes If you claim you are a citizen of the United States, then it is strongly implied that you are subject to the laws of the United States. On the other hand, if you are one of the People, then it is legally implied that you are a legal king, with a sovereignty superior to that of the United States, and subject only to the common law of other kings (your peers). In short: the People are superior to the government; the government is superior to the citizens. That is the hierarchy.
As a king you "are entitled to the rights which formerly belonged to the King by his prerogative." You can do what you want to do when you want to do it. You have your own property and your own courts. There is no limit as to what you may do other than the natural limits of the universe, and the sovereignty of a fellow sovereign. You should treat the other sovereign in accordance with the Golden Rule, and at the very least must never harm him. Your sovereignty stops where the other sovereignty begins. You are one of the owners of the American government, and it is their promise that they will support your sovereignty (i.e. they have promised to support the Constitution and protect it from all enemies). You have no allegiance to anyone. The government, your only [public] servant, has an allegiance to you.
As a Citizen, you are only entitled to whatever your sovereign grants to you. You have no rights. If you wish to do something that would be otherwise illegal, you must apply for a license giving you special permission. If there is no license available, and if there is no specific permission granted in the statutes, then you must apply for special permission or a waiver in order to do it. You only allegiance is to your sovereign (the government), and that allegiance is mandated by your sovereign's law (the government, though not absolutely sovereign, is sovereign relative to you if you claim to be a citizen of the sovereign.
The framers of our Constitution wanted us to be our own sovereigns not peasants serving a tyrannical master. They wanted us to be self governing noblemen.
We have given up our right of ascension. While we turned a blind eye, the very people we entrusted to safeguard our sovereignty usurped our position and appointed themselves noblemen and princes - the rulers of the land. And we were relegated to Citizens rather than Sovereigns.
The thatch is burning and the noblemen sit astride fierce mounts demanding obeisance from cowering peasants. We have been thrust into the darkness.
Now is the time for you to decide. Are you a Citizen or a Sovereign?