"We the PeopleWhere does sovereign power come from and to whom is it bestowed? In other words, from where does the government derive its power?
The short answer is that the government receives its power from the people. A common misperception is that America is a democracy. However, the truth is that the Founding Fathers established our country as a Constitutional Republic. In fact, the word “democracy” is not found in any of our founding documents or state constitutions."