Here is a very interesting way to look at how we give consent to be governed by our Constitution. After the lecturer knocks down the usual explanations, he comes up with a perspective on the Constitution that I had not considered quite this explicitly before.
It changes a lot of my ideas when I think that the Constitution is meant to restrict what the government may do, not what the people may do. So not everything that the Constitution says the government must avoid doing is something the Constitution wants the people to avoid doing.
I wonder what my readers will have to say about this. I am sure that at least some of them have a much more refined understanding of all this than I do.