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The Consent of the Governed…

Today the middle-east is learning what we have always claimed for ourselves:

“Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — 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”

And yet for we, the bastions of this concept, does our government rule based on our consent, or is that consent “manufactured“?

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