quote by Thomas Jefferson

Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends [life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness] it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government.

— Thomas Jefferson

Vibrant Consent Of The Governed quotations

Consent of the governed quote Your silence gives consent.

Your silence gives consent.

For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.

Governments rest on the consent of the governed, and that it is the right of the people to alter or abolish them at will whenever they become destructive of the ends for which they were established.

Consent of the governed quote Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.

Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.

The trouble with government regulation of the market is that it prohibits capitalistic acts between consenting adults.

As the happiness of the people is the sole end of government, so the consent of the people is the only foundation of it.

Government itself is founded upon the great doctrine of the consent of the governed, and has its cornerstone in the memorable principle that men are endowed with inalienable rights.

Consent of the governed quote Love your country, but never trust its government.

Love your country, but never trust its government.

There can be no such things as an Irish nationalist accepting the loyalist veto and partition. You cannot claim to be an Irish nationalist if you consent to an internal six county settlement and if you are willing to negotiate the state of Irish society with a foreign government.

As a form of government, imperialism does not seek or require the consent of the governed. It is a pure form of tyranny. The American attempt to combine domestic democracy with such tyrannical control over foreigners is hopelessly contradictory and hypocritical. A country can be democratic or it can be imperialistic, but it cannot be both.

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

Consent of the governed quote The government will one day be corrput and filled with liars and the people will

The government will one day be corrput and filled with liars and the people will flock to the one who tells the truth.

Man is not made for the State but the State for man and it derives its just powers only from the consent of the governed.

If all men are created equal, that is final.

If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions.

So the system we have in radio and television today is the direct result of government policies that have been made in our name, in the name of the people, on our behalf, but without our informed consent.

Consent of the governed quote No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

So the system we have in radio and television today is the direct result of government policies that have been made in our name, in the name of the people, on our behalf, but without our informed consent.

'All men are created equal', 'government by consent of the governed', 'give me liberty or give me death'. Well, those are not just clever words, or those are not just empty theories.

The apology, that is constantly put forth for the injustice of government, viz.

, that a man must consent to give up some of his rights, in order to have his other rights protected - involves a palpable absurdity, both legally and politically.

Consent of the governed quote The government's first duty is to protect the people.

The government's first duty is to protect the people.

The sanction of force stands behind the medley of personal orders and regulations of Martial Law. The sanction of the people's consent stands behind the hierarchy of laws. In one situation, the population is regimented into acquiescence. In the other, the population voluntarily establishes a contract with Parliament.

In a government bottomed on the will of all, the.

.. liberty of every individual citizen becomes interesting to all.

The source of the government's authority is “the consent of the governed.

” This means that the government is not the ruler, but the servant or agent of the citizens; it means that the government as such has no rights except the rights delegated to it by the citizens for a specific purpose.

Consent of the governed quote Governments don't want a population capable of critical thinkng. They want obedi

Governments don't want a population capable of critical thinkng. They want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation.

Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.

It is to secure our rights that we resort to government at all.

If taxation without consent is robbery, the United States government has never had, has not now, and is never likely to have, a single honest dollar in its treasury. If taxation without consent is not robbery, then any band of robbers have only to declare themselves a government, and all their robberies are legalized.

Consent of the governed quote The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think thing

The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself... Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable.

We are a nation that has a government-not the other way around.

And that makes us special among the nations of the earth.

Voting is the foundational act that breathes life into the principle of the consent of the governed.

The origin of all civil government, justly established, must be a voluntary compact, between the rulers and the ruled; and must be liable to such limitations, as are necessary for the security of the absolute rights of the latter; for what original title can any man or set of men have, to govern others, except their own consent?

Consent of the governed quote If there is no justice for the people, there be no peace for the government.

If there is no justice for the people, there be no peace for the government.

All these cries of having "abolished slavery," of having "saved the country," of having "preserved the union," of establishing a "government of consent," and of "maintaining the national honor," are all gross, shameless, transparent cheats - so transparent that they ought to deceive no one.

In America, as was the topic earlier about polygamy, consenting adults are supposed to do - be able to do whatever they want to each other... whether it's marrying multiple partners, marrying someone of the same sex, prostitution, marijuana. As long as you're not hurting anyone else, it's really none of the government's business.

The consent of the governed" is more than a safeguard against ignorant tyrants: it is an insurance against benevolent despots as well.

Consent of the governed quote A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have suff

A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them. Which would include their own government.

In making the great experiment of governing people by consent rather than by coercion, it is not sufficient that the party in power should have a majority. It is just as necessary that the party in power should never outrage the minority.

What we seek is the reign of law, based upon the consent of the governed and sustained by the organized opinion of mankind.

I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King my republican feelings and principles forbid it the simplicity of our system of government forbids it.

Consent of the governed quote The duty of a true Patriot is to protect his country from its government.

The duty of a true Patriot is to protect his country from its government.

Most governments only want to deploy a peacekeeping force where there is a peace agreement and there is peace to keep. They are very hesitant about putting their men and women in harm's way. It is extremely difficult to get the troops if you do not have the consent of the country where you are deploying.

What I do say is, that no man is good enough to govern another man, without that other's consent. I say this is the leading principle - the sheet anchor of American republicanism.

The public needs to know the kinds of things a government does in its name, or the 'consent of the governed' is meaningless... The consent of the governed is not consent if it is not informed.

Two hundred years ago, our Founding Fathers gave us a democracy.

It was based upon the simple, yet noble, idea that government derives its validity from the consent of the governed.

We are a nation that has a government - not the other way around.

And this makes us special among the nations of the earth. Our government has no power except that granted to it by the people It is time to check and reverse the growth of government which shows signs of having grown beyond the consent of the governed.

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