Consent of the governed?

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July 10, 2011
Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Robert Higgs  
Posted in Commentary

"What gives some people the right to rule others? At least since John Locke's time, the most common and seemingly compelling answer has been 'the consent of the governed.' When the North American revolutionaries set out to justify their secession from the British Empire, they declared, among other things: 'Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.'" (07/08/11)  
  • Bob Higgs is hiding in a swamp in Louisiana. I intend to track him down and kiss him.
    erne lewis

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