Wyoming Declaration of Rights Art. I, Sec. 7 Quote

“Absolute, arbitrary power over the lives, liberty and property of freemen exists nowhere in a republic, not even in the largest majority.”

~ Wyoming Declaration of Rights Art. I, Sec. 7

Ratings and Comments

E Archer, NYC

Look to the State constitutions for good examples of what the Founders had in mind.

robert, sarasota

Unless of course you are King Gorge - so when are we going back to having a Republic?

helorat, Milton

We will never get anywhere near a republic if fascist hillary or socialist barrack take over. Democrats and democracy are more evil then anything the Bush haters can even fantasize he has done (which is what they seem to spend most of their time doing). And the worst he has done, he has done in concert with Democrats, most notably Kennedy.

Logan, Memphis, TN

The "Republic" was gone long before King George. More American's are simply waking up to the fact of what's been going on for over the last 100 years. From almost the very beginning, the power that comes from being a Republic has been usurped bit-by-bit-- with freedom and liberty come total responsibility and accountability for one's own self-- such a concept is too scary for some men to perceive, they would rather abdicate their freedom and liberty for another man's promise of their security and safety... But such is the course of nations-- Can you totally understand, enjoy, and fight for freedom and liberty when you haven't yet endured the bondage of despotic government? Why do we look to our Founder's for so many answers? Because they were men who understood what it was like to have their basic freedoms usurped and threw off their despotic government-- they were educated men who studied and knew their history-- and what it would take to ensure that such things would never happen again, if the people would only remember their own history. Such has been the change in the heritage our Founder's gave us, from a government which "protects from" to a government that "provides for".

Mike, Norwalk

Logan, yes absolutely. It is the job description of religion to take care of people and, a Republic to protect. Those religionists wishing for forced health care and other NON-Republic issues are exercising absolute and arbitrary power over the lives, liberty and property of freemen.

H Rearden, Burr Ridge IL

This quote reminds me of the capriciousness of the jive turkey currently living in the White House and all his minions, arbitrarily imposing their will - not our laws -on the citizens of our nation. Lois Lerner, Eric Holder, John Kerry, Valerie Jarrett ( why does she rate 6 Secret Service Agents?) and Hillary Clinton all come to mind.

Bob, Charlotte, VT

How did those Wyomingites get so smart ?

BTW, I'm told VT's legislature has its sights on

Citizens, arise !

Ronw13, Yachats Or

Threskeia religion, superficial worship, while ministers interject socialistic practice, committing Nagas ( tax, harass, and tyrannize ) exaction from the congregation, this the same way our government practices today upon the ignorant populace. History is a brutally honest teacher, But true and honest accounts of the past are hidden well, from eyes that are not given to searching out the real truth in the broadest of scope. Verity. One must always study to show thyself approved. God does recognize this approach for our current times.


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