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We were born in words and we were founded in words. In blood we parted from the parent entity, and somehow we became one: this new thing “Americans.”
Then came the constitution which united us into a single national entity. That made us the United States. Our constitution established a wall of words between us and would be tyrants. A wall that kept government small, starved and quibbling internally. Our separation of powers, our tripartite system is supposed to harness the very ambition of those who would rule us so they spend themselves in fighting each other.
But more importantly, most important, are those powers that are reserved to the states and to the people.