Thursday, December 22, 2011

Question: Is Breaking the Law Ever Justified?

A good question, I think.

In 1791 Thomas Paine wrote a book entitled The Rights of Man, in which he states a simple truth, “All power exercised over a nation, must have some beginning. It must either be delegated or assumed. There are no other sources. All delegated power is trust, and all assumed power is usurpation.”

In this country all power wielded by our government is delegated to them by the people. In a letter written in 1865 James Madison stated, “… that the Government holds its powers by a charter granted to it by the people…”

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Borepatch said...

Merry Christmas, Kdzu.

kdzu said...

And a most hearty wish that your Christmas was a great big bowl of Merry.
Happy New Year.