Notes from Sov. Living introduction:
What is a Sovereign ? Sov Intl
"For the very idea that one may be compelled to hold his life or the means of living or any material right essential to the enjoyment of life at the mere will of another. seems to he intolerable in any free country where freedom prevails as being the … essence of spawns itself Yick wo v. Hopkins 118 U S 356
Who are Sovereign?
- In a Monarch the King or Queen is Sovereign
- In a Common Law country the Sovereign are the People.
Who are Sovereigns?
The words "people of the United States" and "citizens: are synonymous terms and mean the same thing. They both describe the political beds who. according to our republic institutions fore the sovereignty and who hold the power, and conduct the government through their representatives They are what we familiarly call the sovereign people, and every citizen of one of this pimple. and a constituent member of the sovereignty Dredd Scott v Sandford 60 U S. 393
"We the People" are "Kings and Queens"
“The people or sovereign are not bound by general word in statutes, restrictive of prerogative right, title or interest, unless expressly named. Acts of limitation do not bind the King or the people. The people have been ceded all the rights of the King, the former sovereign,….. It is a maxim of the common law, that when an act is made for the common good and to prevent injury, the King shall be bound, though not named, but when a statute is general and prerogative right would be divested or taken from the King (or the people) he shall not be bound.”
People v Herkimer, 4 Cowen (NY) 345, 348 (1825)
"...at the Revolution, the sovereignty devolved on the people; and they are truly the sovereigns of the country, but they are sovereigns without subjects... with none to govern but themselves; the citizens of America are equal as fellow citizens, and as joint tenants in the sovereignty." CHISHOLM v. GEORGIA (US) 2 Dall 419, 454, 1 L Ed 440, 455 @DALL 1793 pp 471-472
"People of a state are entitled to all rights which formerly belong to the King, by his prerogative."
1829 US Supreme Court case Lansing v. Smith:
“It will be admitted on all hands that with the exception of the powers granted to the states and the federal government through the Constitutions, the people of the several states are unconditionally sovereign within their respective states.” Lansing v. Smith, 4 Wendell 9, (NY) 6 How 416, 14 L. Ed. 997
"... 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 Luther v. Borden, 48 US 1, 12 LEd 581:
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