While The Constitution is The Supreme Law of The Land, we should always keep in mind, that, The Declaration of Independence not only declared our independence from England, but, was also a declaration, by our founders, of their philosophy on governance, and the foundation for the newly established United States.
I think these words say it all:
“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…”
The keywords are: “to secure these rights,” and “endowed by their Creator”
In other words, the Government, in The United States, is suppose to secure our “God-given rights” – Our lives, liberties, and freedoms. However, if they tell us they are securing our lives, but, at the same time, are stripping away our Constitutionally-protected freedoms, then they are no longer securing us, and, are not fit to govern our country!
Whether such usurpations are intentional, or not, it is the historical road to tyranny! And, not a road that any American of good conscience should be willing to go down!