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Governments have no rights at all. Rights are reserved to the people. Governments have powers, which are granted to them by the people. Government exercise of powers that were not granted to them by the people are called usurpations. People cannot grant powers to government that they do not first possess as rights. Since no person has the right to tell another with whom or how to consensually associate, the power to do so cannot be granted to government.