Quote of the day–George Mason

That government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people, nation or community; of all the various modes and forms of government that is best, which is capable of producing the greatest degree of happiness and safety and is most effectually secured against the danger of maladministration; and that, whenever any government shall be found inadequate or contrary to these purposes, a majority of the community hath an indubitable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to reform, alter or abolish it, in such manner as shall be judged most conducive to the public weal.


George Mason
Virgina Declaration of Rights
Adopted unanimously June 12, 1776 bye the Virginia Convention of Delegates.
[It’s time for some reform, altering, and abolishing around here.–Joe]

One thought on “Quote of the day–George Mason

  1. Why require a majority? If the majority tramples the rights of a minority, what moral reason is there to stop said minority from defending itself against the outrages of the majority.

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