•"[A]ll power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people ... magistrates are their trustees and servants."
"[N]o free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by ... frequent recurrence to fundamental
principles." (I think this applies to question 1s 3rd bullet because having a written constitution gives you something concrete to
look back to for those fundamental principles)
•"All men are by nature born equally free and independent. ... [M]en entered into compacts to give up some of their natural rights,
that by union and mutual assistance they might secure the rest; but they gave up no more. ... [A]ll government, and every kind of
civil compact, therefore, is or ought to be, calculated for the general good and safety of the community ... and whenever any
power or authority whatever extends further ... it may be called government, but it is, in fact, oppression."
•"[F]ree-born man has been enslaved ... th