Declaration of Independence

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.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

God-given Right to Govern

The topic of discussion for this Freedom Friday is the principle of liberty that the God-given right to govern is vested in the people. God gave mankind agency and the responsibility to govern self. People have the divine right to govern themselves and exercise the power to select and/or depose their leaders. The leaders should understand that they are merely servants and are responsible to represent the will of the people as a whole. Some of our leaders in Washington appear to believe that they have a right to "their" seat in Congress. We must make sure that they understand that it is not "their" seat but the "people's seat." When an elected or appointed official misuses the authority of the people and forms an abusive type of government, the people have the authority to "alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government…." (Declaration of Independence).

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