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‘The States’ are the real ‘Government of the United States.’

No one who searches for truth, and thinks, can fail to see that ‘the people’ are the States and the States the people—all being ‘the people of the United States’ and ‘citizens of different States,’ as the Constitution itself says; that the associated States themselves are really and necessarily ‘the government of [i. e. belonging to] the United States;’—the so-called Government being only their agency; that all the authority in the Constitution is delegated or entrusted in writing, by the States, for their own use, to their own servants, who are, in technical status, describable as their ‘substitutes and agents [see the original bills of rights and Elliot's Debates, passim];’and finally, that the Convention of 1787, unanimously declared as follows: ‘The style of this Government shall be the United States of America’—thus showing beyond doubt that the republics or selfgoverning societies of people were to continue to be, as they had been, the governing powers of the land. [See Rep. of Rep's, part III, ch. VII.]

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