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Consent of the governed

The other day I recieved a pocket Constitution in the mail from The Cato Institute and considered mailing it to my Representative. After 30 seconds I realized that wouldn't work cause he wouldn't read it anyways. I scanned through it and in the 2nd paragraph of the Declaration of Independence it states that to secure the rights of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness "Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any form of government becomes obstructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it"

So I wanna throw this out there, if you're upset about the Arizona immigration law, the health care law, the wars, the out of control social programs and police state, why do you continue to consent?

Why are those that do not consent, do not participate in the government, why are we looked down upon? I get some of the nastiest looks and comments when I talk about not paying taxes or even something simple like not participating in the Census.

I recieved a letter yesterday stating that my house "not me personally" was selected to participate in the American Community Survey and promptly threw it in the recycle bag.  I do not consent to their control over me, I do not consent to their words on paper, I do not consent to their traffic tickets and citations, I do not consent to anything they do.

Why am I and many others looked down upon? I have a simple question for everyone.

Would you advocate the use of force on someone to achieve your goal? No? Congratulations, you're an anarchist.


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  • Stacy Litz 5 years ago

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  • Kent McManigal- 5 years ago

    I do not consent. I was never even asked for my consent. It was assumed. It was a false assumption.

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