December 06, 2003

Consent of the Governed

We hold these Truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these Rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the Governed.
New project!! I'm looking for co-contributors for a new blog -- about one of my true passions -- to be called Consent of the Governed. We'll post essays (short, long, happy medium) about Judicial, Legislative and Executive tresspasses against the principle that governments, be they local, State or federal, have only those powers that are specifically granted to them by the People via their Constitutions and Charters.

The posts can be about recent events such as the Massachussetts Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, or historical Court rulings, acts of Legislatures or Executive branch initiatives and protocols.
The essays wouldn't be so much about policy per se, but about the process of governing under the rule of Law.

For examples of somewhat what I have in mind you can take a gander at THIS, THIS and/or THIS post from my archives.
Frequent citings from the Federalist Papers is encouraged!! (There'll be a link on the blog to a complete indexed collection of the F.P.s)

The posts don't have to be exclusive to the group blog. You can post your entry on your own blog, then copy/paste it over to Consent, using the group blog essentially as a repository for our "rule of Law" posts.
I'd like to get a bunch of us in on this so that none of us feels like we have to post more than a couple of times a week.

So who wants in?! Daniel? Noel? Tiger? Anybody out there?

Posted by Tuning Spork at December 6, 2003 01:56 PM

Off topic: where's THIS week's new blog showcase vote?

Posted by: Susie at December 6, 2003 03:22 PM

Back on topic: I would want in... let me know where to sign up.

Posted by: Daniel at December 6, 2003 03:43 PM

I'm in.

Posted by: Noel at December 7, 2003 12:05 AM

Hey homer... where's your e-mail address? Maybe I'm just an old blind bastard but I can't seem to find it anywhere... want to run something by you!

Posted by: The Bartender at December 9, 2003 02:25 PM
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