Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Louder, Stronger, Warning About the PelosiPlan

That 'slaughter solution' is aptly named, of course. And it's inspiring some strongly-worded response.

And the text of that response is known to many in this country.

If, instead, the legislative process becomes a farce that departs from the constitutional procedures we are entitled to enforce, then it no longer represents the consent of the governed. It is the first American principle that government derives its just powers only from the consent of the governed, and when it takes on a form that becomes destructive of the fundamental rights of the governed, it is no longer legitimate. ----Andy McCarthy, NRO

Sound familiar? It should.

That to secure these rights, 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, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness...Hancock, Ellery, Wolcott, Morris, Adams, Penn, Gwinnett, et. al.

McCarthy did not have to print the section following the first ellipsis, of course.

HT: Malkin

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