The PJ Tatler

Whatever happened to the 'consent of the governed'?

From the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…


Congress has not passed “card check,” which unions want so they can impose themselves on American workers who don’t want to be unionized. So the Obama administration sues Arizona and South Dakota and other states to impose card check via the courts.

Congress has not and will not pass the DREAM Act, which in its current form amounts to an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. So the Obama administration is imposing part of the DREAM Act by disgraceful fiat.

Congress has not passed and will not pass any cap and trade scheme, so the Obama administration is poised to impose cap and trade via a back door “clean energy” gambit.

ObamaCare, Libya, tax and spending policy, the FCC regulating the Internet, the EPA imposing itself on Texas, the NLRB attacking state right to work laws via the Boeing case…am I missing any?

Whatever happened to the consent of the governed? It seems to have ended in January 2009.

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