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We are a Republic

As an American, that is, a citizen of the state in which you reside, and of the United States, you are legally sovereign (supreme ruler).  This is completely the opposite of the rest of the world, which is why foreigners have such a hard time understanding America and our Constitution.  Our system of government, unlike all others, starts with the people- individually, not collectively.  The Declaration of Independence states that we the people are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable (unable to be taken away) rights and that among these rights are the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Later, in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, these rights were further defined.  Remember, according to the founding fathers, these rights have nothing whatsoever to do with government- they come directly from our Creator to each individual citizen, they are not 'granted' by government, by courts, by a King, or by Congress- they come directly from God.  The