This is my latest version of a summary of the organic law of the United States of America:
The Declaration of Independence confirms to each American the right to choose to be governed by written law made by government or to be self-governed by unwritten law. The Articles of Confederation binds the original thirteen States to recognize the unalienable right of every American to govern himself by unwritten law.
The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 established a written government for the former British territory made part of the Confederacy, but not part of one of the original States. The Constitution of 1787 created a permanent Union of the States that could not qualify as States of the first and perpetual Union. Citizens of the United States choose to be governed by written law by registering to vote and by becoming jurors.
Dr. Eduardo M. Rivera