It has demonstrated that a people's government can sustain a national election in the midst of a great civil war. Next:   God Makes Nations, Men Make Governments. We’re not just talking about money in the abstract here – but money paid to government employees to wield power. Government must be a transparent garment which tightly clings to the people’s body. You know, they’ve got a new government in place. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. We think slavery is morally wrong, and a direct violation of that principle. Whenever I hear someone refer to government employees as career bureaucrats, a shiver runs up my spine. Would you reject the idea because it is only me who is saying it? I appeal to all loyal citizens to favor, facilitate and aid this effort to maintain the honor, the integrity, and the existence of our National Union, and the perpetuity of popular government; and to redress wrongs already long enough endured. One still remains, its successful maintenance against a formidable internal attempt to overthrow it. This is a most valuable, a most sacred right — a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world. If that fails, ultimately they will use police actions and military force to put down your insurrection. Our common country is in great peril, demanding the loftiest views, and boldest action to bring it speedy relief. Used by permission. If we look at the American Revolution, we can see that this is how the founders tried very hard to act. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Rather, the war was instigated by the British to prevent the American colonies from breaking free from Britain’s rule. Which illustrates a truism – the people have an absolute right to alter or abolish any given form of government, but the persons in power absolutely never want people to exercise that right. On the other hand, the free states carry on their government on the principle of the equality of men. People in power will ignore you as long as they can, then slander and discredit you when that is no longer possible. To public employees, those people are all equally outside the government system who want to significantly reduce the size of government or fundamentally alter the way the government does things.

All Bible quotations are from the English Standard Version. It’s all very convenient. While the people retain their virtue and vigilance, no administration, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously injure the government in the short space of four years. To each labourer the whole product of his labour, or as nearly as possible, is a most worthy object of any good government. That is because such statutes are unnecessary. 4 The Federalist , however, was the work of Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, not Thomas Jefferson; nor does The Federalist contain the text of this quotation.

The present moment finds me at the White House, yet there is as good a chance for your children as there was for my father's. Since that is their livelihood, and it is human nature to crave power, they will use all the force and violence they can to prevent interference with their jobs, i.e., positions of power. And that resistance will be fueled by a desire to prevent being forced to give up money and power. When people aren’t fighting over religion and power, they are usually fighting over money and power, and that is as strong a motivation as anyone needs to make things turn ugly fast. Not just the money, but the power that goes with the position. If I were to tell you without qualification that the American people have a God-given right to alter or abolish the U.S. government or any state government and to replace them with something new, how would that strike you? But this government must be preserved in spite of the acts of any man or set of men. Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth. Copyright © 2014-2020 LONANG INSTITUTE. You can talk about special interests all you want, but it is the entrenched interests you should worry about. It’s embarrassing when you try to overthrow the government and you wind up on the Best Seller’s List. These cookies do not store any personal information. I believe each individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruit of his labor, so far as it in no wise interferes with any other man's rights, that each community, as a State, has a right to do exactly as it pleases with all the concerns within that State that interfere with the right of no other State, and that the general government, upon principle, has no right to interfere with anything other than that general class of things that does concern the whole. The war, when it came, was not instigated by the American founders. Thus, the response of government employees to all outside agents is the same – eliminate and crush all threats to their jobs. The American Revolution also illustrates the truth that no government official ever views an attempt to overthrow his position as lawful in his own mind, no matter how lawfully it may be regarded in the minds of the people who want him removed. Ideas have consequences, and the ideas we are about to discuss in what follows are considered by some to be dangerous and/or extreme. First we have a quotation from the founding document of our nation, beloved and cherished by Americans for well over 200 years, to the effect that people have not only the right, but the duty, to throw off an abusive, despotic or tyrannical government which tramples on their individual rights. If people actually took the words of the Declaration at face value it would create all kinds of problems for our modern world, and people in academia, law and government have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo. Are you surprised that the current U.S. government labels Tea Party members, libertarians and militia groups as domestic terrorists?

That is, the revolutionaries were careful not to be the military aggressors. It shows, also, to the extent yet known, that we have more men now than we had when the war began. It may be argued that there are certain conditions that make necessities and impose them upon us, and to the extent that a necessity is imposed upon a man he must submit to it. Belief in a government of limited powers, or (God help us!) Looking at our current situation, no form of government can exist for over 200 years without building up a substantial amount of systemic inertia.

Any portion of such people that can may revolutionize and make their own of so much of the territory as they inhabit. Instead, I will follow the example of Jesus: *     Ver. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. All of which were adopted through duly appointed representatives of the people. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. By definition, any attempt to alter or abolish any form of civil government is a jolt to the system which will clash with that system’s entrenched interests. At the state level, the people can similarly call for a constitutional convention directly. The laws of nature and nature’s God allow for a way, actually several ways, to bring about fundamental government change peacefully without armed conflict. It is vain and foolish to arraign this man or that for the part he has taken, or has not taken, and to hold the government responsible for his acts. – is to make sure Canadians have an alternative for government. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. I would love for that to happen in Cuba also. I am not advocating the exercise of any right to alter or abolish our forms of government by force or violence. I think that was the condition in which we found ourselves when we established this government. But the election, along with its incidental and undesirable strife, has done good, too.

This is wrong, and should not continue. For this purpose, I will assume the Declaration’s statements are not based on mere political expediency (i.e., that the founders just said whatever they needed to say to give their political goals plausibility). America’s Heritage: Constitutional Liberty. The astute reader will note that there are no statutes prohibiting an overthrow of the existing government, conspiring to overthrow it, or advocating its overthrow by non-violent means. As a proponent of fundamental change you must not ever be a violent aggressor or the initiator of armed conflict.

For example, we all have a natural right to defend ourselves against predators. Lest there be some uneasiness in the minds of candid men as to what is to be the course of the Government toward the Southern States after the rebellion shall have been suppressed, the Executive deems it proper to say it will be his purpose then, as ever, to be guided by the Constitution and the laws, and that he probably will have no different understanding of the powers and duties of the Federal Government relatively to the rights of the States and the people under the Constitution than that expressed in the inaugural address. When the white man governs himself, that is self-government; but when he governs himself and also governs another man, that is more than self-government-that is despotism. The Right To Alter Or Abolish The Government. I return to you my sincere thanks, soldiers, for the honor you have done me this afternoon. 1.0. Just realize that violence may be an unavoidable consequence of actions lawfully taken. This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it.

To those inside the government, government reduction is a threat. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny," nor any evidence that he wrote its listed variations.