The Founders thought of this right in terms of a principle emanating from “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.” It is akin to our unalienable rights bestow by the Creator, meaning, it is a non-negotiable divine right given to men from God. Governments are instituted merely to insure these rights, not to bestow them. In fact, the framers argued that governments have no right and are limited to “deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
What rights are we referring to? Life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
…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…
Clearly the derivation of government’s power is from the people, the electorate.
A government that attempts to derive authority from internally generated source is an unjust government, according to the Declaration of Independence. In such cases where the abuses of power become destructive or life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (freedom, in essence), the people have the God-granted right to abolish such government.
This was the point of the Declaration… the people of America abolished the rule of unjust Britain and did, in fact, institute a new government.
No, there is no intent to inspire or even suggest an armed insurrection of any kind. But, we as the electorate, the “people” as referred to in the Declaration, must, should and can institute new government.
The election process is the primary mechanism for the replacement of our secular government. iVoteAmerica is dedicated to instituting new government at all levels possible through the election of truly constitutional conservatives.