Dissolved

The Constitution was never submitted to the people of the United States in the aggregate, or as a people. No such political community as the people of the United States exists or ever did exist. There has never been any such thing as a vote of ‘the people of the United States in the aggregate’; […]

The Government of the United States is a Compact Between the Sovereign Members Who Formed It

One of the fruitful sources, as I hold it, of the errors which prevail in our country, is the theory that this is a government of one people; that the government of the United States was formed by a mass; and therefore it is taken that all are responsible for the institutions and policies of […]

We Have Rescued the Constitution from Utter Annihilation

[…]¬†I presume that no event since the separation of the more Southern States from the late Union, has occurred to give such unbounded pleasure to the whole¬†Southern people, as the news that the Old Dominion had thrown her fortunes with ours. We had thought, from the beginning, that this result would ultimately be inevitable. Individually, […]