The answer is the United States. The United States is Washington, D.C. and every other place in the world where there are Americans and the land those Americans occupy is territory owned by or subject to the exclusive legislative power of the United States of America.
The United States of America began as an upstart nation with the announcement in the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776 of a formal unilateral political separation from Great Britain and King George III. There immediately followed documentary evidence of the initiation of the permanent formation of a Confederacy to be known as the United States of America. The Articles of Confederation of November 15, 1777 were quickly ratified on December 16, 1777, by Virginia, but it would take until March 1, 1781, for Maryland, the thirteenth State to ratify the Articles of Confederation into full force.
Military victory over Great Britain in America meant the United States of America was destined to be a great nation among the other nations of the world. The Treaty of Paris of 1783 would provide the Confederacy, the United States of America, the opportunity to claim what it lacked and what the other nations of the world had as a matter of course—territory, and with it the power to legislate and the power to tax in that territory.
Logically, as proprietor of the Northwest Territory and the land claims ceded to the United States of America by some of the States, the United States in Congress assembled had all the power and authority it needed to administer the territory owned by or subject to the exclusive legislative power of the United States of America. The Confederation Congress used this power and authority to establish a temporary government for the Northwest Territory by enacting the Northwest Ordinance of July 13, 1787.
It is obvious today that the Confederation Congress had planned the Northwest Ordinance of July 13, 1787 to be the third Organic Law a couple of months ahead of the fourth Organic Law, the Constitution of September 17, 1787.
Just as the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation are perfectly paired to secure the freedoms of all Americans by denying the national government taxing and lawmaking power, the Northwest Ordinance and the Constitution of the United States are uniquely mated to subject all Americans to laws and taxes which apply only in the United States or only to citizens of the United States.
What in the Northwest Ordinance of July 13, 1787 makes the “United States” the territory owned by or subject to the exclusive legislative power of the United States of America? Article 4 of the Northwest Ordinance of July 13, 1787: “The said territory, and the States which may be formed therein, shall forever remain a part of this Confederacy of the United States of America, subject to the Articles of Confederation, and to such alterations therein as shall be constitutionally made.” The State of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota are the first United States which belongs to the United States of America.
Whether individual members of Congress know it or not, every law passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate and signed by the President of the United States is limited to the United States territory or to citizens of the United States. The Article I Section 1 lawmaking power in the Constitution of the United States: “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives,” have always been limited by the Northwest Ordinance to the territory owned by or subject to the exclusive legislative power of the United States of America.
The United States of America remains the Confederacy and as such is a government of 50 States. Furthermore, because it has territory with a population it is a nation with laws one of which is Obamacare. The Individual Mandate is constitutional as a penalty and as a tax because no one has a right to be in the United States. Advanced Tax Course Students will be receiving complete instruction on taxation as it relates to the various health care taxes. My Basic Course in Law and Government is a pre-requisite to the Advanced Tax Course. For information on both contact me at email@example.com
Dr. Eduardo M. Rivera