Thomas Jefferson declared in writing the Declaration of Independence, that those who govern derive their “just” powers through consent of the governed.
Upon completion and adoption of what was written it is reasonable to assume this declaration along with others was found to be acceptable, a necessity.
Apparently elected politicians feel that by the mere act of being elected consent is given for all positions they hold, all votes they cast either publicly or behind closed doors.
An arrogance and indifference stunning in it’s scope-as yet neither I or anyone I know of has given consent to be tracked and stalked across the internet, nor signed off allowing emails, photos, or personal information to be plundered.
“Just” powers is what defines power that is exercised- a consentual agreement entered into by the associated parties-nowhere, NOWHERE, has such an agreement been made.
No national debate or referendum, no Constitutional or Bill of Rights validation-the liberties in question are not frivolous, they are essential to any nation, any people-the onus is to safeguard them.
As indigenous people we know what the lack of justice is, now the rest of the country is beginning to understand that the “treaties” they entered into with government, just as those we did, exist in a state of flux subject to revision, being voided, and trampled upon.
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.” – Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington, Paris, May 27, 1788
“When a country is ruled with a light hand, the people are more content,
When a country is ruled with severity, the people are more cunning.
The more laws and restrictions there are, the poorer the people become.
The sharper men’s weapons, the more trouble in the land.
The more rules and regulations, the more thieves and robbers”…….Lao Tzu