"The people are Sovereign. ...
at the Revolution, the sovereignty devolved on the people;
and they are truly the sovereigns of the country,
but they are sovereigns without subjects...
with none to govern but themselves;
the citizens of America are equal as fellow citizens,
and as joint tenants in the sovereignty."
(1745-1829) first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, First President of the United States - preceding George Washington,
one of three men most responsible for the US Constitution
Chisholm v. Georgia, (US) 2 Dall 419, 454, 1 L Ed 440, 455 @Dall 1793 pp471-472