Since you seem to like Wiki so much, I will make it easy on you rather than attempting to explain it to you by getting into an in depth conversation about our founding which I KNOW you aren't intellectually prepared to engage in.<quoted text>
The Constitution is law.
And I'm not getting into some nit-picky argument with you about that, Mr. TTAG.
"The Constitution doesn't have laws, it has enumerated powers or guaranteed rights. Laws are created based upon their Constitutional basis. There are limited and enumerated powers given to the government, and the guaranteed rights citizens have throughout all states."- http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_laws_does_...