"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."
John Jay
(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
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If only that were still so.
 -- Mike, Mount Holly, NC     
    If we have lost our sovereignty then we must find a way to get it back.
     -- Lee, Colorado Springs Colorado     
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    Re; "... at the Revolution": "A nation that forgets its past is doomed to repeat it." - by: Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) Prime Minister of England.
     -- Terry Berg, Occidental, CA     
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    Like all other crowned heads, sovereignty begins with the claiming of oneself as 'mine'. We are only sovereign if we claim it and defend it -- and ultimately, the people can only be sovereign as long as we mutually protect and respect each other's sovereignty. That is a tall order indeed and that is why a free republic requires much more out of its citizens than socialist drones.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Logan, Memphis, TN      
     -- Robert, Sarasota      
    It is so still today. We just want to blame it on somebody else.
     -- warren, olathe     
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    Sovereignty is composed of: 1. The will to rule 2. The ability to subdue all challengers Why is the Creator Sovereign of the universe? He has the Will to rule He has the Power, the strong Right Arm to subdue all challengers
     -- Anonymous, Cave City     
     -- Mike, Norwalk      
    He quoted, "The power to tax is the power to destroy"!!!!!!!!!
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
     -- Ronw13, Oregon      
    The religious foundation of the of the quote's stated reality is: each and every of We The People is/are "joint heirs with Christ" each and every of We The People are royal sovereigns of our Eternal Patriarch, our atemporal King. ! ! !

     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
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