Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Conducive to the Publik Weal

"That government is, or ought to be instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people, nation or community...and that when any government shall be found inadequate or contrary to these purposes, a majority of the community hath an indubitable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to reform, alter or abolish it, in such a manner as shall be judged conducive to the publik weal."

~George Mason; Draft of Virginia Declaration of Rights; 1776

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