The People and the U.S. Governmnet are Highly Confused
I became an independent voter when I also discovered that U.S. lawyers viewed the Declaration of Independence as an authority for the new nation to go to war against England. With this authority, the USA entered into the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. However, the Declaration of Independence has a second authority in the first two paragraphs. as follows:
"When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.""
These two paragraph define the following 'things' and their contents: (1) 'the People' who form a Union; (2) a nation that has the name --- The United States of America; (3) a God who creates; (4) self-evident truths; (5) sciences based on laws of nature; (6) morals based on laws of Nature's God; (7) unalienable human rights that come from God; (8) equal human rights that come from God; and (9) instituting a government. As seen, these two paragraphs form the 'privare sector' before the 'public sector' is formed by the U.S.. government. The private sector and public sector actually forms the social contract of John Locke.
The Democrats and Republicans do not recognize 'things' and their contents in the DOI. This is why 'the People' and the U.S. governmnet are destroying the USA. The recent reading of the Constitution, without reading the DOI, by the Republicans is proof that the 'the People' and the U.S. government are highly confused.