Here are the niceties: a man is not a name. A name is a “person”.
A man is naturally unincorporated and sovereign in nature. He does not depend on recognition or written charters or agreements for his existence. He doesn’t even have a name when he starts out, and when he acquires a name after being born, that name is “corporate” but not “incorporated”.
A Given Name is a Trade Name operating within the international land jurisdiction. “John Mark Doe” is a person that belongs to one of the people. It is a possession or gift given to us by our parents, just like a bicycle or a hope chest. Such a name is “corporate” but not “incorporated”.
For example, we often see business names like “Fletcher and Sons” and “Bo-Peep’s Sheep Yarns” that are not incorporated entities. These small businesses are corporate, fictional entities, but they are not chartered by any government or parent corporation, receive no special privileges, are not franchises and owe nobody but their owners for their existence.
In the same way, “John Mark Doe” is a fictional entity apart from the man who uses it —the name is not the man— so it is corporate, but since “he” is not chartered by any government or parent corporation, receives no special privileges, isn’t a franchise, and owes nobody but God and his parents for his existence, he is not incorporated. The Trade Name, like the living man, is unincorporated and sovereign.
This same rule applies to all business and trade organizations that are corporate, but not incorporated.
Thus, Santa Clara County, Unincorporated, is a sovereign entity. It’s corporate in that it is fictional, but it isn’t incorporated; it does not owe its existence to some other entity and is not receiving its right to exist or any special privileges from any other entity. It operates on the land and soil of California, Unincorporated, which is also a sovereign entity.
Sovereign states and counties can’t go bankrupt, have no “corporate veil” to protect stockholders, and don’t receive any special benefits or privileges (like the ability to go bankrupt) from any sponsoring organization or parent corporation.
The County of Santa Clara and the State of California are totally different, non-sovereign incorporated franchises of Territorial United States corporations. They are like Dairy Queen or Burger King franchises. They all operate under constitutions that comply with The Constitution of the United States of America. They all receive privileges from and operating capital from parent corporations that sponsor them and which are responsible for their existence and for granting them privileges.
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