The first thing every American has to know about Federal Code is that only about 10% of all the Federal Code— only those General Session Laws posted in the Federal Register — ever applied to us.
The rest is and always was just internal rules and rule-making for federal employees and dependents.
The second thing that every American needs to know is that the “Revised United States Statutes” that would have applied to us were never in fact adopted or “revised” because neither the Territorial Congress nor the Municipal Congress had authority to “revise” anything done by our actual Federal Congress prior to 1860. So the old “unrevised” Federal US Statutes-at-Large still stand.
The third thing every American needs to know is the organization that promoted and developed all the rest of the Federal Code structure from 1860 to 1999, went totally out of business when its bankruptcy settled November 7, 1999, and all those rules — all fifty (50) “Titles” worth — became “discretionary” — that is, something that federal employees are taught as standards, but not obligatory.
The fourth thing that every American needs to know is that you look like complete idiots when you go around quoting these defunct federal rules and codes. Why? Because you are like Dutchmen lecturing Australian Aborigines about their own history, and they could care less.
These people are your employees and that is what you need to drum into their thick, thick, thick heads.