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Liberty; Law; Government; and the Constitution

Law and Government are the same: The First Creates the Second

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         [T]o secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, ... it is the right of the people ... to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles
- Declaration of Independence

        We "instituted" a new government to replace the old one that was "destructive" to Life, Liberty, and Property.  We "instituted" a this new government by creating it with the United States Constitution; We "instituted" a this new government by creating a Supreme Law of the land.

        The United States Constitution is the Charter that creates the Federal government (the State of the United States).  The United States Constitution has also been called Fundamental Law or Organic Law.

con·sti·tu·tion n. 1. The act or process of composing, setting up, or establishing. 3.a. The system of fundamental laws and principles that prescribes the nature, functions, and limits of a government or another institution. b. The document on which such a system is recorded.
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  As the Supreme Court has stated:

Yick Wo v. Hopkins, 118 U.S. 356 (1886)

Sovereignty itself is, of course, not subject to law, for it is the author and source of law; but in our system, while sovereign powers are delegated to the agencies of government, sovereignty itself remains with the people, by whom and for whom all government exists and acts. And the law is the definition and limitation of power.

        "The law is the definition and limitation of power."  Quite simply: Law prescribes, proscribes, and circumscribes what actions the government or any of its agents are allowed to execute.  The Law is a Creation of the People. The government is a Creation of Law.  The first creates the second.

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