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July 4 Is A Reminder That Democracy Remains A Work In Progress

“Political power does not come from some absolute authority of a king over people, the founders argued. Rather, political power comes from the people themselves. And these people must agree to any authority governing their society,” Joseph Jones writes. “This is why the U.S. Constitution starts with the words ‘We the People,’ and not ‘I, the ruler.’”

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