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05 September 2012

Democrats Take Note: Government Derives Its Powers From the Consent of the Governed

Tuesday night, the Democrats unveiled a video that included the line, "Government is the only thing that we all belong to."

You can watch the video clip here:

I'll admit that the first time I read the Declaration of Independence, I didn't fully understand it. I didn't understand what Thomas Jefferson and the delegates to the Second Continental Congress meant when they put in words why they were rebelling against the British Crown.

Then, a few years ago, I read the Declaration of Independence again; and the second time I read Jefferson's words, I got it.

Contrary to what the Democrats may believe, government is not the only thing that we all belong to.

We don't belong to government at all.

Governments, in the words of Thomas Jefferson, are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

In other words, government belongs to the people. And that is the biggest difference between the two political parties.

Democrats believe government is the only thing we all belong to.

Republicans, on the other hand, believe government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed.

And when government becomes destructive, the way it has under the Obama Administration, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it and to institute new government.

And that's all I have to say about that.