"The Government made by a number of Sovereign States."
Roger Sherman
(1721-1793) US Founding father, first mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, served on the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, representative and senator in the new republic, was the only person to sign all four great state papers of the U.S.: the Articles of Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution.
Commentaries on the Constitution, Vol. III, p 287
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..smiles.. Editor, are you trying to say something here?
 -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
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    Yes, that's the way I understood it to be. The quote I mean..... Logan,what's up? What do you mean by your comment?
     -- Me Again     
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    Just that there are five quotes today all saying the same thing: that the states are sovereign entities.
     -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
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    I doubt we will hear from Waffler today... nothing like facts to ruin popular propaganda. The question I have is, did then the Civil War end the sovereignty of all the States? Or has the compact indeed been broken and our Constitution mute and without a lawful constituency? I assert, that the States are still sovereign as no amendment to the Constitution has changed that -- it is still federal, not national. But we have to look at the state governments to see if they are actually operating under their own Constitutions or under some other colorable jurisdiction.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Between the war powers act being enacted, the several body politic bankruptcies and other tyrannous enforcemnts by the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land, 'We The People' being individually sovereign in a once free land of liberty no longer realize or understand such a substantive and noble concept.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Simplicity brings forth perfection, The individual sovereign, A "particle of union", singled hearted, with respect and love of liberty and freedom, endowed by our Creator. We the People, in order to form a more perfect union join together as a state sovereignty, with all states having a federal structured republican form of government.
     -- Ronw13, OR     
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     -- Mary - MI      
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