Comment: You mention powers that have been usurped

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You mention powers that have been usurped

I don't have as much as a problem with the idea of government. I can't do it all; I know my limitations. But I have the right to live as independently and self-sufficiently as possible. I believe the Constitution was written with that in mind and when TJ wrote the DoI that was what he had in mind.
The DoI outlines the ideal. That the reality doesn't reflect the ideal is not the fault of the DoI and we should be thankful that we have these ideals enshrined in our founding document. It's what will, when the time comes, be our saving grace.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison