Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Right To Change Government - The electorate power.

The Declaration of Independence states:
“To secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.”

"I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul." Invictus (1875 by English poet William Ernest Henly (1849-1903) To read the full text go to

I think this is a well thought out article and in an election year, as BC is, voters need to give some thought to the idea of a government becoming destructive of our rights. If you believe government has not been destructive I am sorry for you, blinded by brainwashing that says we must make war for peace, that labour must be deprived of its bargaining, that our once good health act is fast being privatized, that our youth on graduation can not find jobs, that we have to our shame - food banks, people living on our streets, homelessness, that terror is used as a weapon jo justify state terrorism. One could go on and on and on.

While we vote for change let us also begin to dialogue on the need for a new system. The present one is terminally ill with no cure. Through dialogue we should arrive at correct decisions and perhaps a change that will lead to the next system after imperialist capitalism.

John Beeching 

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