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In the United States the people are sovereign over their civil servants and the sovereignty of the State resides in the people thereof 4 WHEAT, 402 State Governments are but trustees acting under a derived authority from/the people… Spooner v. McConnell, 22 F 939, 943: "The sovereignty of a state does not reside in the persons who fill the different departments of its government, but in the People, from whom the government emanated; and they may change it at their discretion. Sovereignty, then in this country, abides with the constituency, and not with the agent; and this remark is true, both in reference to the federal and state government."1794 US Supreme Court case Glass v. Sloop Betsey:"Our government is founded upon compact. Sovereignty was, and is, in the people" 1829 US Supreme Court case Lansing v. Smith: "People of a state are entitled to all rights which formerly belong to the King, by his prerogative" US Supreme Court in 4 Wheat 402: "The United States, as a whole, emanates from the people The people, in their capacity as sovereigns, made and adopted the Constitution" US Supreme Court in Luther v. Borden, 48 US 1, 12 LEd 581:The governments are but trustees acting under derived authority and have no power to delegate what is not delegated to them. But the people, as the original fountain might take away what they have delegated and intrust to whom they please. The sovereignty in every state resides in the people of the state and they may alter and change their form of government at their own pleasure."In the United States the people are sovereign over their civil servants and the sovereignty of the State resides in the people thereof 4 WHEAT, 402 State Governments are but trustees acting under a derived authority from/the people… Spooner v. McConnell, 22 F 939, 943: "The sovereignty of a state does not reside in the persons who fill the different departments of its government, but in the People, from whom the government emanated; and they may change it at their discretion. Sovereignty, then in this country, abides with the constituency, and not with the agent; and this remark is true, both in reference to the federal and state government." 1794 US Supreme Court case Glass v. Sloop Betsey: "... Our government is founded upon compact. Sovereignty was, and is, in the people" 1829 US Supreme Court case Lansing v. Smith: "People of a state are entitled to all rights which formerly belong to the King, by his prerogative." US Supreme Court in 4 Wheat 402: "The United States, as a whole, emanates from the people ... The people, in their capacity as sovereigns, made and adopted the Constitution ..." US Supreme Court in Luther v. Borden, 48 US 1, 12 LEd 581: "... The governments are but trustees acting under derived authority and have no power to delegate what is not delegated to them. But the people, as the original fountain might take away what they have delegated and intrust to whom they please. ... The sovereignty in every state resides in the people of the state and they may alter and change their form of government at their own pleasure." US Supreme Court in Yick Wo v. Hopkins, 118 US 356, page 370: "While sovereign powers are delegated to ... the government, sovereignty itself remains with the people ..."

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