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Natalie Parker
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The intention of popular sovereignty is to limit the power of the government, so that it cannot violate the rights of people. For example, the government cannot interfere with rights such as freedom of religion or petition as long as the expression of those rights doesn鈥檛 interfere with others. The latter part of this – the stipulation that it cannot restrict the rights of others – is often where controversy resides.


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