A Republic form of Government is one that hinges upon several key concepts: Freedom, Individual Sovereignty, Common Law, and Rights over Privileges. This was the great American Experiment, because no such Republic was ever attempted on such a grand scale, only on a small scale. The basis of the Republican form of Government is that all men were endowed with unalienable, or inalienable, rights by their creator or by nature’s God. The representation elected has no power to vote concerning these endowed rights, nor can they limit or abridge them as they are the sovereigns (or Kings & Queens in their own right.) And “The People” consent to be governed by the created government. The limitations and requirements are generally laid out and set forth in a Constitution, which is essentially the road map that the government must follow.
Freedom as defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary is:
- the quality or state of being free: as
- the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action
- liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another : independence
- the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous <;;freedom from care>;;
- ease, facility <;;spoke the language with freedom>;;
- the quality of being frank, open, or outspoken <;;answered with freedom>;;
- improper familiarity
- boldness of conception or execution h : unrestricted use <;;gave him the freedom of their home>;;
- Another thought
I am free to do whatever I choose to do so long as it does not infringe upon your rights and freedoms. Just because something disagrees with you does not infringe on your rights because you can set the record straight by letting others know your opinion as well.
Sovereignty, as defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary is:
- obsolete : supreme excellence or an example of it
2. a : supreme power especially over a body politic
b : freedom from external control : autonomy c : controlling influence
3. one that is sovereign; especially : an autonomous state
Even the Black’s Law dictionary uses, or indicates, this definition.
The idea is if you study US history, the Declaration of Independence, and the US Constitution, that the People are sovereign as it was “The People” who created the individual states, and the states thereby created the Federal Government. If that is so, we as Citizens of the United States have been lacking in our duties to protect our rights and liberties. As you listen to and read the news these days you are hearing that the Federal Government has enacted a law that limits a right; however, this is not permissible because your rights cannot be abridged, managed or governed by the elected Government! As “The People” are governed by their consent. Within the last year, or two, many states have asserted their power of sovereignty over the demands of the US Government by using the Tenth Amendment, which reads “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution (http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data/constitution/article01/) states what the elected representatives can do (there are only about 18 items, or orders of business that they may tend to). Article 1, Section 9 of the US Constitution is a list of what our representatives cannot do. And what seems to astound me is they (the President, Senators, and Congress) take it upon themselves to pass a Law and use it to amend, abridge, and manage the rights of the Citizens, thereby usurping the Constitution and delegated authorities.
Rights over Privileges (defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary)
Right: something to which one has a just claim (and has no need of permission; my emphasis)
YOUR unalienable rights are innumerable! Your rights are guaranteed and protected by the Bill of Rights to the US Constitution; you do not receive them because of the Constitution. The Bill of Rights (first 10 Amendments) are a short list of those rights which our Founding Fathers believed to be the most important but were shortened to the “…life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness…” However, the Ninth Amendment which says, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people”, which states that those rights not listed, are also guaranteed to “The People.” On the other hand, privileges are granted to you by those who create the law. Beware of the loss of your rights and protect them at all costs!
And finally, a republican form of government is guaranteed to ALL States to the Union (US Constitution, Article 4, Section 4; http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data/constitution/article04/). But is that truly the case?? Look around you; though it may seem you can do anything you desire to do…much you do is treated as a privilege, not a right.
What can you do? Become active in your community and be that protector of “The People’s” Rights and Liberties. Remember, the Rights and Liberties you don’t uphold for the least in our society are the same rights you let slip away for those who may be your daughter, son, granddaughter, grandson, etc…the list can go on. To remove God from our society and beliefs, you also remove the impetus from which your rights are derived.
Learn and study the History of the US, the founders, and the founding documents. Know your rights!