By Anna von Reitz
I want to assure everyone that there is no such thing as "the" New Republic. There are fifty old republics, thank you, very much, and they are in the process of rebuilding themselves. And that is a very good thing.
The actual government of this country is an unincorporated Body Politic. It derives its sovereignty from our God-Given free will and our agreement to govern ourselves. See The Mayflower Compact, The Declaration of Independence (original form known as "The Unanimous Declaration" is most informative) and The Supreme Republican Declaration of the United Colonies of America and the Statehood Compacts for each state of the Union.
Our government starts with the people at the top of the power structure and delegates "power" to townships, counties, states, and finally, bottom of the heap and only through the states, the federal government.
Notice that? The federal government is the least powerful level of government with respect to our power structure, so how did everything get flipped on its head?