“Revolutionaries that we are (or were), the Americans said that rights come from God and that the authority of the government is derived from the consent of the governed.”
Dr. R. Scott Idiot
R2K Idiot Savant
1.) Americans were never revolutionaries. Americans were counter-Revolutionaries. See C. Gregg Singer’s “A Theological Interpretation of American History.”
(Psst … Scott … Dude; that means Americans were revolting against the Revolutionary actions of the British Parliament.)
2.) The Declaration was in error when it said that “the authority of the government is derived from the consent of the governed.” This is one of the weaknesses of the Declaration. This is humanist reasoning. Are you a humanist Scott? Don’t answer that… we already know the answer. In all case the authority of government is derived from the reality of God and His Law-Word.