April 28, 2007

Pranksters Obtain Multiple I.D.'s from Virginia Officials

Remniscent of the Boston Mooninite scare:

Like the Virginia DMV, most governmental organizations cannot function without citizens' willing cooperation.

Mozi was a Chinese philosopher who lived ca. 430 B.C. His followers advised rulers that the people must see that their leaders govern fairly and in the interests of society as a whole. If the people do not approve of their leaders' decisions, they will resist, and disorder will ensue, which is adverse to everyone's interests, including the leaders'. (See the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy).

The U.S. Declaration of Independence declares that the governments instituted among us "deriv[e] their just powers from the consent of the governed" for the purpose of securing our fundamental human rights, and that "whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it . . . ." [emphasis supplied].

We're smarter and much more numerous than our leaders; you'd better believe we have the power to replace the bad ones.

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