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  •  No, and if you're going back to (0+ / 0-)

    the original diary's point and premise, I agree with you on that (and thought you put it very nicely, too).

    But the fact remains that the consent of the governed is what holds us together and determines what rights we possess realistically. That's all I've been saying in this subthread, because someone asked.

    Modern revolutions have succeeded because of solidarity, not force.

    by badger on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 02:27:05 PM PST

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    •  Understood (0+ / 0-)

      I get your point. I just get tired of the whole "the people" kind of argument the way the right uses it. They act as though they are the people. I don't know who they think the left are. Something other than people in some way? I don't know. But yes, the consent of the people is a given in a democracy. The domination of the people is a tyranny.

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