Update: The graphic has been updated to reflect the fact that individuals also have powers and privileges in varying degrees in various circumstances. Governments also have privileges in certain circumstances. Each tier enjoys the benefits of the classification in its own tier and all the tiers below. People = rights, powers and privileges. Governments = powers and privileges. Legal fictions = privileges only.
A simple visualization of the structural sovereignty built into the U.S. Constitution. We the people are sovereign. Everything else is our creation. God did not create the Supreme Court, we did. We brought it into this world, we can take it out. That would be foolhardy, of course, but it serves as a reminder of where the real power comes from. WE are the real power, first, foremost, now and forever. Please share it widely.
More discussion on rights, powers and privileges in the audio clip below. Note: most “rights” belong to people, not necessarily just “citizens.” The audio file below was edited together from a series of interviews in which the answers were not from a prepared script.