In the United States, all political power resides in the people. The people are sovereign. They are the only source for any and all governmental power. Government can govern only with the consent of the governed. The principle of popular sovereignty, so bodily proclaimed by the Declaration of Independence, is woven throughout the Constitution. In its very opening words, the Preamble, the Constitution states: "We the People of the Unites States... do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." In all, just know that the principle of Popular Sovereignty, puts all governmental power its its people, and the people have given its government its power, through the constitution.