Consent of the Governed.
December 25, 2007 Leave a comment
An early notice about upcoming elections
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. Keep this in mind when voting. Some politicians will be trying to take these away from you in near future.
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed. Don’t fritter away these powers. Some politicians want unlimited power for the federal government.
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is in the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute a 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. Prudence indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security.
Just remember that we don’t have that right anymore. It all has to be done by your voting. Your vote will count– eventually.
18 USC Section 2385 – US Code:
Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or
teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of
overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or
the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession
thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by
force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any
such government; or
Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any
such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates,
sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed
matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity,
desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any
government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts
to do so; or
Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society,
group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the
overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or
violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any
such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes
It goes on about punishment, etc….
Although continuing legislation since the 1700’s have made it hard to make real changes by voting, it is still possible, but only by concerted long term commitment and speaking up to candidates and writing to your reps. Constantly let them know how you feel about currant affairs. Politics are one of the most important things in your life, they affect your life in so many concrete ways. You should never ignore what’s going on.
Your vote is your expression of the power of the people.
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