Consent of the Governed

“That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.”

Does it seem to anyone else that this is not the behavior of a group of people who sincerely believe that they are simply exercising powers derived from the consent of the Governed?

The task force charged with reviewing Capitol Hill security in the wake of the deadly Jan. 6 attack on Congress has proposed among its reforms launching a permanent military police battalion staffed by rotating Guard and reserve troops to help provide “quick reaction” support in case of future violence.

“Fences don’t work…except the ones we put around our homes and the Capital building to protect us from the the people we work for.” doesn’t sound much like people who sincerely believe they are serving the best interests of the people to me.


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