Comment: Important distinction...

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Important distinction...

The idea of rights to life, liberty, and property are not mentioned in the Constitution. The rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are mentioned in the Declaration of Independence.

It is really important to understand this.

The Constitution, with its attempt to legitimize coercive taxation and the introduction of a monopolistic state which claims to not only determine what property those it "governs" can call their own, but the position of final arbitrator in any disputes between those "governed" and the state, was functionally in direct opposition to the rights mentioned in the Declaration of Independence.

The Constitution was, and is, a repudiation of the Declaration of Independence. Moreover, it imposed on the war weary people of North America essentially the same tyranny some of them had been insightful and audacious enough to try to throw off.