We the People of the United States…


…do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.


The Foundation –

The Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident:


that all men are created equal

that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…


Authority –


When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them


To Delegate Power –


Article VI Clause 2


This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.


Amendment X


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.


Summary –


The People of the United States is where all political power resides.  The People are the government.  In a Republican Form of Government the People elect the most qualified individuals in their jurisdiction to represent them (to go in their place) to “support this Constitution”.  The government is a support system for the Body of Law that was named the Constitution for the United States of America.  The government serves the Constitution, the Constitution serves to “secure the Rights of the People”.