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Therefore, among other Principles and Provisions we have established these:
1. Principle:
The powers and rights of Sovereigns are unlimited.
The People, being self-governed, individually and severally, are the Sovereign in governance of states and of our union (our country).

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

Treaty of France 1783

2. Principle:
The government has only limited powers, so that it will always be subject to its Sovereigns
The government has only those powers enumerated and delegated by the People from the sovereign powers inherent in each individual and no other powers.

Sovereignty as is implied for the government extends solely to the relationship of the government to other governments.

3. Principle:
No matter of good public policy can be allowed to interfere with the Sovereigns' spiritual beliefs or with the debate and execution of plans for the betterment or dissolution of government.
The government is prohibited to legislate or regulate matters of belief, or the communication or debate of those beliefs, regardless of the subject, including and especially those matters of the spirit and the existence and powers of government.

Amendment I - Constitution for the United States of America

4. Principle:
Any decision of the People with which the government may oppose must have the means of the Sovereigns to impose its will.
The government is denied any authority to legislate or regulate the ability of the People, individually or severally, to be armed. Individual arms are the emblem and surety of a free People.

Amendment II - Constitution for the United States of America

5. Principle:
A standing army is an attractive nuisance for mischief abroad and at home in the hands of an irresponsible Executive, an unreliable Congress and a complaisant Court.
The Federal government is deprived of an independent  standing army. The liberty of the people depending upon their own duty to defend the Union against foreign enemies and domestic insurrection.

Article I, Section 8, Clauses 12 and 14

Amendment II   - Constitution for the Unites States of America

6. Principle:
The People of each state are the architects of the laws of the states. The federal government has no powers within the states except those specifically enumerated.
The Federal government is deprived of an independent police within the boundaries of a state.

Amendments IX and X  - Constitution for the United States of America

7. Principle:
The federal government's powers to tax determine the extent to which powers may be extended to abuse of the powers delegated.
The powers of the government to tax are restricted. Direct taxes must be apportioned and paid by the states.
Indirect taxes must be applied uniformly throughout the states.

Article I, Section 8, Clause1
Article I, Section 9, Clause 4

8. Principle:
The quality of money is a critical determinant of Liberty to create, preserve, dispose of and distribute property and wealth.
Only the federal government may coin money.

Article I, Section 8 Clause 5

Only gold and silver coin may be used as tender for payment of debts by the states.

Article I, Section 10, Clause1

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