Those Who Form, May Repeal

Returning to my previous readings, I came across a quote I had marked in “Discourses Concerning Government” by Algernon Sidney. The quote said “We say in general, he that institutes may also abrogate” which is to repeal or get rid of. He continues, “…there can be no peace, where there is no justice; nor any justice, if the government instituted for the good of the nation be turned to it’s ruin… to whom the power is given, may be restrained or chastised, if they betray their trust”. To put it simply, the government instituted by the constitution was created for you. It was created to protect your property, your life, and your liberty. It was not created so the ones in charge could take away your property, threaten your life, and destroy your liberty. The people created this government…YOU created this government, so you can put an end to the tyranny. Think of it this way, if you have recently employed a body guard, so he can protect you and your family, but you catch him stealing from you and threatening your family, will you simply allow him to do so? No. You would dismiss him right away so he wouldn’t pose a further threat. The constitution each state representative signed employed the government to protect our “life, liberty and pursuit of happiness”. If the tyrant is not doing what he was hired to do you have more than enough right to fire him. Sidney also wrote, “man is naturally free; he cannot justly be deprived of that liberty.”

Please, don’t allow him to take your liberty. It is a gift most precious that belongs to you, and only you. Do not let the tyrant fool you into believing that “whether virtue be exalted or suppressed; whether he that bears the sword be a praise to those that do well, and a terror to those that do evil; or a praise to those that do evil and a terror to such as do well, it concerns us not; for the king must not lose his right”  because this is just not the case. Unless the constitution allows it, you should never allow it. I beg you to open your eyes and realize that it is long past time to dismiss the tyrant from his throne and let liberty take its stead.

Publius
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