People create governments to serve, not rule. A People’s constitutional government is, by definition, a Public Trust instituted to serve Private Sovereign People in the Common Law Jurisdiction.
A Trust is formed automatically in law whenever a property interest is divided.
Sovereign people form a Public Trust when they institute a constitutional government.
Such a sovereign government is an unincorporated Common Law Assembly, or a “body politic”, NOT an incorporated “body corporate”. The Sovereign People place their Trust in the governance skills of their elected re-presentatives, who are elected into “office”, not into “power”. Your re-presentative “goes in your place”. The Sovereign People are the employers of their re-presentatives and all government employees. Without exception, the employees of this Public Trust are “public servants”, working for the Private Sovereign People, who are the free men and women of the Nation.
Everyone in government service, from your Head of State to the lowest employee, derives their limited authority from the Private Sovereign People, and each such “public servant” has a Fiduciary Duty to serve as a Trustee for the Private Sovereign People who are the Beneficiaries of their Public Trust.
Sovereignty resides in the People, whose power is the source of Law.
Your government is “public”, employing numerous Public Officers, each of whom swears an oath of allegiance “according to law”, for example, as prescribed in the New Zealand Oaths and Declarations Act 1957. Your Head of State is your principal Trustee in the Law of the Land, the de jure Common Law. In New Zealand, the Common Law is acknowledged in the Imperial Laws Applications Act 1988: ‘After the commencement of this Act, the common law of England (including the principles and rules of equity), so far as it was part of the laws of New Zealand immediately before the commencement of this Act, shall continue to be part of the laws of New Zealand.’ It is the sworn duty of all Public Officers to uphold the Common Law embodied in the Private Sovereign People.
If the People’s sovereign authority, partly delegated to their government, is turned against the Sovereign People, the Public Trust is betrayed. Sadly, centuries of systemic monetary, legal and political corruption have deeply subverted our government, which has been incorporated to serve the debt-money system of bondage, extracting wealth for a global power elite who rule at the expense of the majority.
Nevertheless, the foundation of our government is the Public Trust, over which the People are the Sovereign power of the Nation.
Every governmental entity, unincorporated or incorporated, is subordinate to the authority of every sovereign man or woman, and to the sovereign People of every community, for all governments however formed, are subject to their creators, or simply to the will of the People whose consent they require to exist.
The beginning of freedom is the realization that your Public Trust is there to serve your Life, not take it. The Power of your Life is found in your self-awareness, for we intuitively know that no other man or woman was born as our master.
Sovereignty is your right in Natural Law, but it is not given; it is exercised, and it is held by attention to your Unalienable Rights.
The paramount responsibility of those People who benefit from their constitutional governance is its maintenance by any reasonable means that upholds its founding principles.
“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error, it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error.” American Communications Association vs. Douds, 339 U.S. 382, 442, (1950).