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Understanding the Constitution

PH explains American vs. European Views on Relation Between People and Civil Government

[The video is only 2 minutes & 9 seconds long.]

Under the European model, the people are the subjects of the King or the State and are subject to the Will of the King or the State.

But the Framers of the American Constitution implemented the radically different conception that The People are the original source of political authority (Federalist No. 22, last para). The American People CREATED the federal government when they ratified the US Constitution. The federal government is not a party to the Constitution – it is merely the creature of the Constitution and is completely subject to its terms.

But Americans are losing the vision our Framers implemented and are reverting back to the European Model where the People are the subjects of the government and must obey the will of the government.

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April 5, 2015 Posted by | Creature of the Compact | , , , , , | 18 Comments


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