“Resident”, very bad label.
The term seems un-threatening, not even close to what the word “subject” would impress, yet it is the same.
When you are asked if you are a resident when in a US form they are asking are you one of our subjects.
Guess what only a “resident” can get a “state” license.
They can only license there people.
Being independent of them gives you full latitude to do that which harms no one, or no ones property.
Cross the land unregulated.
They must prove you are a resident so keep in control.
Only respond to such questions with questions as- “do you have any evidence in your possession that I am a resident”?
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