John Locke’s theories on Natural law, combined with Res publica.
The American experiment was explicitly ideological, because it was by this idea, that we replaced the need for a King to serve as a conduit to grow governing legitimacy.
The cornerstone of our Constiution was English Common law, and the cornerstone of English Common Law, as espoused by jurist William Blackstone (whose Commentaries were second only to the Bible in the crafting of our law), is Natural Law.
The pieces are all there Old Dog, the text of the Constitution, it’s verbiage, it’s background, the people who made up the influence behind it, and the people who wrote it.
It’s present in our current legal discussion, and it’s current among the jurists who are not living Constitutionalists.
So at some point, you’re just going to have to give up the ghost here, and admit that you’re interpreting the Constitution with ideas that weren’t around when it was made. Ideas that conflict with the ones that comprise it.
Ourselves refer to the opening statement, We the People.
And as we just went through, “the people” refers to more than just Americans.
So you’re not getting anywhere by rehashing this same point, with a different word. The Constitution, was meant for anyone who came here.
Natural Law, applies to anyone who is a human being. Otherwise, you are saying rights derive from Government.
If that’s your position, fine, but own up to it.