Constitutional Libertarianism

Constitutional Libertarianism

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Where it begins

Folks, there is a huge problem with people who have no clue whatsoever about the relationship between the people and the government.  That relationship is clearly spelled out in the first of this country's founding documents.  The Declaration of Independence.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
 Notice, it doesn't say "all white men" or, "all black men" or, "all men but not women".  No, indeed it doesn't.  It simply refers to all men, as in, mankind, not  "of the gender male".

 that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
 Here, we see nowhere a reference to s specific deity or religious icon.  No, It simply refers to the Creator of mankind, what or whoever that might be.  From a human-like being to a force of nature.  Whatever that Creator is, it is from a power beyond men (yes, as in "mankind" not gender male).

Notice that those are unalienble rights, meaning unable to be overruled by mankind.  It also makes a point to specify that 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,
 What?  You mean from the word "Go" that it was understood that the government does as the people allow it and not the other way around?  Has Obama even seen this?  Or most members of Congress for that matter.

 --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. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes;

So way back then, the founders said that it is a Right of the People (all of them, not some of them or specific types of them)  to get rid of a government that has become destructive to the people.  also, this would be one of those unalienable rights referred to above.