A Constitutional Republic, by definition, has three principle elements:

  1. It is controlled by Law, at least by its Constitution;
  2. It recognizes the private independent sovereign nature of each person (man or woman) of competent age and capacity; recognizing those sovereigns as the collective source of all authority in the government, including but not limited to, the governmentís claim to sovereignty; which sovereign authority is actually the limited collective sovereignty the people granted to it so that the government could function in accord with the law; and,
  3. Regarding that individual sovereignty the government must therefore be representative in its nature.

Therefore, if a government can create or control its Law, obviously, Law does not control that government; such a government is not a Republic.  A Republic must recognize that Law is unchangeable, or at least that it can only be changed by a higher source than government; this limitation does not limit the government from generating statutes in accord with both said laws and the Constitution; through which instrument, all of the authority the government can acquire from the people is acquired.

ďA Constitutional RepublicĒ is a government created and controlled, at least, by the Law of a Constitution.  The Constitution of the United States of America was, in Law, foundationally based on the Bible, the Magna Carta, the principles of The Declaration of Independence and upon the experience of the people.  Those documents recognize the divine nature of manís creation, man’s sovereignty and manís divine right to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness.

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