The U.S. government's authority is delegated only by the U.S. Constitution.

The U.S. government has no authority beyond what the Laws of Nature allow. "We The People" delegated authority to the government they created. Voters and legislators cannot change the pre-existing authority into something else.

The 10th amendment says that governmental authority is delegated by the Constitution.

The legislative rules cannot be used to grant authority they were never delegated. They cannot use parliamentary procedure to falsely justify "we followed our rules and we agreed to commit mutiny."

Congressmen swore oaths-of-office to uphold the constitution. They cannot then suggest an amendment to change what they swore to uphold. This would be mutiny.

It is NOT a natural order of society to live under a centralized government.

It IS the natural order of society to live under the laws of nature and of Nature's God. Governments are instituted among men to secure these natural rights.

The laws of nature and of nature's God require us to manage our own affairs and protect our neighbors. But we didn't want these responsibilities, so we created government to manage our affairs and protect our neighbors. Unfortunately, rights only come with responsibilities.

Societies created State governments by writing their Constitutions. They delegate specific duties to their future civil servants for their society's purposes. -- And nobody else. Only those participating in their political society were subject to their laws and protected by their laws. Natives, foreigners, and tourists remain subject to the Laws of Nature. They are outside the venue of government. And criminals, paupers, vagabonds and fugitives lose their political rights, if they had any.

State governments are artificial entities created on paper (often called a compact, charter or constitution) by representatives of society. Then people who want to be inferior to the artificial entity will swear oaths-of-office to perform the delegated (by their constitution) duties of the artificial entity.

Those who swore oaths-of-office were appointed (by an election) to be guardians of the Constitution that created their office. They ARE NOT owners of the laws they swore to uphold. IT IS NOT THEIRS to change.

U.S. Government authority is ONLY delegated by the Constitution. (the tenth Amendment says so, as does the U.S. Supreme Court, quoted later) It cannot change. Nobody who swears an oath to uphold something can commit mutiny by suggesting that it be changed. Article 5 only allows amendments TO, not OF, the constitution.

People in the federal territories wrote their constitutions to free themselves from federal jurisdiction. [see quote from Vice President Thomas Jefferson, later]. The Federal Government does not control the people. People in the states have no dealings with the federal government. They are protected by their States from all known methods of compulsion.

YOU are not subject to any federal laws until you volunteer. Don't volunteer.

The U.S. Government's sovereignty is from "We The People" who wrote the Constitution. It extends to the furthest limit of the authority delegated by the U.S. Constitution, to the actors who swear oaths-of-office to be the subordinates. And no further. "We The People" delegated to them the 19 things they were allowed to do. These are enumerated in Article 1, section 8.

Sovereignty is not from government.

We the people are the jura summi imperii to which our civil servants owe allegiance. Those who created a government are responsible for controlling what they create. This authority was passed to you, but you didn't want it. You actively rejected the authority. Your actions speak louder than your words.

We are no longer free. We do not have any of the three rights of all mankind. That is what this book is all about.


Read my essay The Constitution cannot be changed.