"No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State." - Article 1, Section 9, Clause 8An esquire ("Esq.") is a title of nobility appended to lawyers once they become barristers ("Bar-risters") and are admitted to the Bar. Since common law originated in the United Kingdom, barristers from the U.K. are privileged with using the Esq. title and, therefore; as are lawyers practicing law in the United States.
Further, constitution ("constitutio" in Latin) constitutes a debt instrument settled between a debtor and creditor. Whenever a constitution is created, it establishes what party owes what to whom and when. The U.S. Constitution is no different. It took the Treaty of Paris in 1783 to halt the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution some years later to constitute the outstanding debt owed to the Crown. The American Revolution was premised on the British North American Colonists refusing to repay war debt from the days of the French-Indian War.
Moreover, the Civil War was premised on the Confederate states attempting to secede from the Union, which was interpreted as the Confederate states absconding from their outstanding debt obligations established in the U.S. Constitution. Further attempts by federated states within the Union to secede in the current day will only cause more political tension with both the U.S. government and the Crown, which will result in armed conflict if states do not honor their current position as it relates to the Union and the Union's obligations to the Crown.
In the 18th century, many Scottish peoples refused to pay taxes to the Crown and were apprehended into debtor's prison. When the Crown was confronted with the situation of populating the British North American colonies with worker's for it's East India Company territories, a noble presented the idea to commute the sentences of Scottish criminals to the colonies or have them continue to serve the remainder of their prison terms behind bars, thus the term "Scot-free" was born. In essence, dating back to the colonial roots, the United States has always been a "prison camp."