Saturday, January 06, 2007

Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, Feb. 20, 1804;

“Resolved . . . . That, when the governors of any people shall have betrayed the confidence reposed in them, and shall have exercised that authority with which they have been clothed for the general welfare, to promote their own private ends, under the basest motives, and to the public detriment, it is the unalienable right of a People, so circumstanced, to revoke the authority thus abused, to resume the rights thus attempted to be bartered, and to abrogate the act thus endeavoring to betray them....”

(Concerning an act done by the Legislature of the State of Georgia).

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