What Is a Usurper (You_Sir_Per)? What Did Our Founders Mean?

From the Declaration of Independence: “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

 One does not have to be a student of history to get a sense of what the Founders meant by those words. Webster’s Dictionary can help to shed some light on the meaning – and although the specifics have changed – the principles still apply.

 Usurpations?  Seizing and holding in possession by force or without right. Done by a usurper (you-sir-per).

What about the Other Words…

 Evinces a Design?  To reveal clear evidence of what the true intentions are.

 To Reduce Them?  To lower in condition or status; to diminish in value.

 Under Absolute Despotism?  Power with no restriction and exercised abusively, oppressively, or tyrannically.

 Tyrannically?  Absolute rule that is unrestrained by Law or Constitution.

 Tyrant?  A usurper of Sovereignty.

 Sovereignty?  Freedom from external control.

 Just a Simple Question to Ask

 Does this (what is being proposed or in place) take us in the direction of more or less Freedom from External Control?

 Ask this question regarding healthcare, global warming, business or industry support, or any other governmental involvement.

The Founders were on the lookout for abuses and usurpations – so should we.

Excerpted from Longer Article here  http://wp.me/pB0Vf-4S

Link to this Article:  http://wp.me/pB0Vf-5f

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