First of all, we do not have three co-equal branches of government. There is a distinct hierarchy of constitutional authority. If the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches were co-equal, they would be classified as a committee.
By the way, there is only one LEGITIMATE royall officeholder and God holds title to that office.
In any business, how do you know who the boss is? The boss is the person that can fire you.
The Line of Authority
God created man. We the People created our republican form of government, as prescribed in Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution.
The word republic comes from the Latin phrase res publica, the people’s thing. Our founding fathers stated this as “We the People”.
Founding Father James Madison wrote in Federalist No. 39, “…. we may define a republic to be …. a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people; and is administered by persons holding their offices during pleasure, for a limited period, or during good behaviour.”
The principle of power is enshrined in the preamble to the U.S. Constitution.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
What is the source of the power of the People? Look to the first sentence of the second paragraph of the unanimous Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed ….
“The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.” Founding Father James Madison
When a newly elected person is sworn into office, there is no transfer of power from the previous officeholder. There is an authorization of the new office holder, by the people, the voters, to exercise limited powers on their behalf.
At a recent swearing-in event for officeholders, one of the newly elected officeholders praised a system whereby there can be a smooth transfer of power. That elected officeholder has much to learn about our republican form of government.
Do you read and study the US Constitution? Have you read your state’s constitution? Do you communicate with your elected representatives?
To be ignorant of the law is to surrender your God-given power to tyrants.