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What government on earth has ever been constrained to constitutional limits? I am not interested in fairy tales but real world examples. History is replete with examples of failed republics:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_republics

Nor is a constitution (people acting in a judicial capacity via representation) a uniquely American concept.

"Again, what the Emperor determines has the force of a statute, the people having conferred on him all their authority and power by the 'lex regia,' which was passed concerning his office and authority. Consequently, whatever the Emperor settles by rescript, or decides in his judicial capacity, or ordains by edicts, is clearly a statute: and these are what are called constitutions." -Institutes of Justinian, Title II, Section 6.

Also, where does the notion "Founding Fathers" wrote the Constitution come from? Who are the "Founding Fathers" exactly?

Of the following list which documents did Thomas Jefferson, who is often quoted as a founding father on DP, contribute to?

Declaration of Independence
Articles of Confederation
Constitution

How many individuals contributed to the Declaration of Independence?
How many individuals contributed to the Articles of Confederation?
How many contributors to the Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation contributed to the Constitution?
How many individuals who neither contributed to the Declaration of Independence or Articles of Confederation contributed to the Constitution?
How many individuals contributed to the Constitution in total?

Which document listed below established the first American government in America?

Declaration of Independence
Peace Treaty of Paris
Articles of Confederation
Constitution
Other: ____________________