We often make reference to State sovereignty, yet we seldom mention the sovereignty of the people, or the individual. So what is the definition of a sovereign?
Again here we will refer to Johnson’s Dictionary of the English language (1755) edition……..
So VEREiGN. »./. Supreme lord.
Here we see Sovereign is in reference to an individual rather than a State, a State is defined in the same dictionary in 1755 as “a Mode of government”.
So’vEREiGNTY. n.f. [fowveyahete, Fr.]
Supremacy ; highiest place ; Supreme
power ; highest degree of excellence.
So if a Sovereign is in reference to the individual, then sovereignty is the supreme power.
James Madison stated in his August 1830 letter to Edward Everett concerning the U.S. CONstitution, that……..
“It was formed, not by the Governments of the component States, as the Federal Govt. for which it was substituted was formed; nor was it formed by a majority of the people of the U. S. as a single community in the manner of a consolidated Government.
It was formed by the States — that is by the people in each of the States, acting in their highest sovereign capacity; and formed, consequently by the same authority which formed the State Constitutions.”
So the question’s for your consideration are these…..
Are you as an individual, a Sovereign, “SUPREME LORD”, or a “Supreme Power”, or does such require a collective of people to be considered a Sovereign?
If such is the case that such requires a collective of people to be considered a sovereign, then how many?
Consider this God gave every individual the gift of freewill, the right to choose, to love him, hate him, deny his very existence, everlasting life or eternal torment: Such is the ultimate example of individual sovereignty.
Next you must consider just what sovereignty means concerning ones relation to government.