The Principle of Popular Sovereignty–the People’s Rule–in the U. S. Declaration and Constitution

When founding the United States, the American founders adhered to the philosophical, governing principle of popular sovereignty, or the people’s rule.  Popular sovereignty is the idea that political power resides with the whole people of a community or state—not with any particular person, group, or ancestral line.  The modern, Western conception of this idea was … Continue reading The Principle of Popular Sovereignty–the People’s Rule–in the U. S. Declaration and Constitution