Debunking the Myths – Sovereign Citizens – Definition of Citizen

When defining the term citizen, the Sovereign Citizen often refers to 26 USC 3121 while totally avoiding the relevant statute 8 USC 1401. This mistake was most famously made in Rowe v IRS, Dist. Court, D. Maine 2006

Note that 26 USC 3121 states clearly that the definitions are ‘for the purpose of this chapter’

(e) State, United States, and citizen

For purposes of this chapter—
(1) State

The term “State” includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa.

(2) United States

The term “United States” when used in a geographical sense includes the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa.

8 USC 1401 explains

The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth:
(a) a person born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof;
They may also have not heard of the 14th Amendment

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”[3]

Ouch, another myth bites the dust. Citizens of the US and of the State in which they reside…
See also
In re Weatherley, 169 BR 555 – Bankr. Court, ED Pennsylvania 1994