Consent of the Governed (Doctrines of an American)

Moving on down through the Declaration of Independence:

That to secure these rights,

These rights … referring back to “certain unalienable Rights” which are “endowed by their Creator.”

Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

Make sure to read that again, just to make sure you do, here it is again with a little emphasis added.

Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

This means, government doesn’t get it’s powers from government, government get’s its powers from the consent of the governed. Who are the governed? The American citizens.

Let’s be clear, this is not from those who are not American citizens, it is strictly from those who are American citizens – through legal means.

With all the technology we have at our disposal today, it should be very easy to get consent of the governed, wouldn’t you think? Yes, not everyone has access to technology, but somehow, someway, everyone files taxes, don’t they? And we have libraries all over which could have a few systems dedicated to collecting consensus on very important topics. Just about every community has at least one ATM machine.  Just seems there should be a away.

If you really study the structure of America, you would quickly discover the consensus would not be a “national” one, but one broken up by State. But we will look at that a little later. The thing is, each state should have a quick, easy, way to get a general idea of what their citizens think or feel about any given topic or issue. And as such, be able to draw their power in making decisions via the consent of the people they are governing.

It’s are our right to have a voice in how we are governed when it comes to our unalienable Rights, such as “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Without our voice, government has no power.

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