jkimbrell236 Wrote:
Feb 18, 2013 8:38 AM
It isn't just a popular phrase. It is from the Declaration of Independence. "That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." Of course, it goes on to say, "That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government."