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Friday, October 14, 2005

I'm not the only one

On the 10th, I posted this. My ususal rambling rant... This morning, I'm reading a post on War on Guns about Publicola being on a radio show. I follow the link to find what I said but much more succinct.(how's that for a nickle ninty five word?) Publicolas' post leads me to one at annika's journal, where I feel priveledged to read this: Click here to continue

The gist of the caller's analogy was that we conservatives owe the president our loyalty, i.e. our trust. We owe him no such thing. i voted for president Bush twice. He serves at my pleasure and at the pleasure of the American voter. i don't owe him or any other politician my loyalty. On the contrary, they owe me. That is our system of government. i just want this to be clear, because i think most Americans suffer from a fundamental misunderstanding of the most basic philosophy by which our nation was founded. It's not just a cute little theory that some old guys in powdered wigs made up. I believe it is Truth. Do these words sound familiar? 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, --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. [emphasis added] In other words, they work for us. If any loyalty is owed, it is owed by the government, including the executive, to the people. We hold all the cards because we have rights, which come from God Almighty. The government has no rights, only powers, which come from us.
And she continues. Go there to read it. I can't say it any better... probably why I have exactly 0 readers. But if you follow the links above, I pointed out to you a few of those who can. All I can say, is, +1.