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The Consent Of The Governed And The Right To Form A New Government

Source: The Burning Platform, by John Snyder

I did not always feel this way. I started out as a democrat, and voted for Michael Dukakis in 1988 – the first presidential election I was eligible to vote for. 223 more words


Quote: Jonathan Swift

“For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.”

- Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

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The words so eloquently spoken so many years ago, from the Declaration of Independence still ring true. Thomas Jefferson said,” We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness—–That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.” 985 more words


Direct Tax Clause

“England may be the mother of Parliament, but from the Boston Tea Party to this administration, it’s the United States that has been the mother of tax revolt.  527 more words

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