Legibus sumptis desinentibus, lege naturae utendum est
When laws imposed by the State fail, we must use the laws of nature.
JURA NATURAE SUNT IMMUTABILIA
The laws of nature are immutable.
U.S. Supreme Court in Yick Wo v. Hopkins, 118 US 356, at page 370:
Sovereignty itself is, of course, not subject to law, for it is the author and source of law; but, in our system, while sovereign powers are delegated to the agencies of government, sovereignty itself remains with the people, by whom and for whom all government exists and acts. And the law is the definition and limitation of power
U.S. Supreme Court in Julliard v. Greenman: 110 US 421:
there is no such thing as a power of inherent sovereignty in the government of the United States. It is a government of delegated powers, supreme within its prescribed sphere, but powerless outside of it. In this country, sovereignty resides in the people, and congress can exercise no power which they have not, by their constitution, intrusted to it; all else is withheld.
Abraham Lincoln, in his First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861:
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it
In Congress, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.