"Power can rarely be wielded effectively over long periods of time unless it is perceived by the community in which it is exercised as a form of legitimate authority, not as mere coercive force."
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RELIGION, LAW, AND THE GROWTH OF CONSTITUTIONAL THOUGHT 1150-1650 (1982), p. x.
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By way of example: Slaves during the Roman Empire adhered to the social construct of classes (caste system) that they lived in. Today, helots, serfs, and slaves believe carnal gods such as the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land has legitimate authority to (contrary to the laws of nature and of nature's God): compel compliance, make such items as business / driving / marriage illegal as would require the carnal god's privilege (government license), enact victimless crimes as proffers the Police State, enact larceny with impunity (2nd plank of the communist manifesto, Social Security, police state confiscations, etc.) alienate nature's endowed noble rights, police the world through war, etc.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Jim K, Austin      
    With the growth of Protestant enlightenment in Germany, to the finished Compilation of the King James Bible in Scotland, 1611, the recognition of a Freed Monarchy from the chains of oppression and private interpretation, by freewill declaration on behalf of his constituents, Liberty and Freedom ordained by the God of Nature and natures God endowed individuals with these "certain" among many Inalienable Rights. Among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, the Hybrid Republic At Natural law was formed.
    The coercive nature of democracy with its light and transient causes, baffles the minds of the ignorant and stifles the minds of the rational logical thinker.
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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