FIRST - People were free to assemble and discuss the issues and try to determine what would be the best couse of action.
TENTH- That the bulk of sovereignty would reside with the individual States, and the individual citizen because the State was closer to the interests of the citizen than anyone in the Nations capitol.
SECOND- If the Government ceased to govern with the consent of those governed, the People would retain the means to overthrow the government by any means at their disposal, including violence (more on this later).
To go back to the overview of the system, First we have the right to elect those who will govern us in the manner in which we have chosen to be led. Second, we have the right to gather together and discuss whether they have been faithful in their representation of us. Third, if the system breaks down, we have the right to tear it down, and either rebuild it or start over.
The current 'Tea Party Movement' is a Prime example of citizens gathering together to demand redress of grievances. What we have seen in response is an unprecedented outpouring of political disrespect, media misrepresentation, and outright lies in an effort to marginalize and denigrate a legitimate grassroots movement of WE THE PEOPLE.
The healthcare 'reform', and the upcoming Cap and Tax, and now the discussed Value Added Tax, are all examples of the total lack of concern for the 'consent of the governed'. The overwhelming preponderance of evidence points to the People wishing a reduction in government size and spending, but Washington seems bent on bankrupting us as quickly as possible. If the elected representatives fail to respond to the will of the people, what is the next step?