... Governments are instituted among Men, deriving theirMy addition, in italics, makes the statement considerably more accurate to the actual world. The consequences of this reversal of logical inconsistency are tremendous. The individual is sovereign. This property is not exclusive to an arbitrary proportion of an arbitrary number of men, but is applicable to all. Therefore, the powers derived are not just if unanimous consent is not obtained for their founding - a numerical situation so absurd in the statist paradigm as to be considered impossible.
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A Slight Correction to the Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence is a great read and overall a monumental historical achievement in intellectually throwing off the shackles of tyranny. I do however have this one minor quibble with some of the wording. The following is my corrected version of one of the most popularly quoted passages in the document:
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