"Governors have no Right to seek and take what they please; by this, instead of being content with the Station assigned them, that of honorable Servants of the Society, they would soon become Absolute Masters, Despots,and Tyrants. Hence, as a private Man has a Right to say what Wages he will give in his private Affairs, so has a Community to determine what they will give and grant of their Substance for the Administration of public Affairs."
Samuel Adams
(1722-1803), was known as the "Father of the American Revolution."
The Votes and Proceedings of the Freeholders and Other Inhabitants of the Town of Boston in Town Meeting Assembled, According to Law. Published by Order of the Town. Nov 20 1772
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It is absurd indeed to see how far removed our society has become from life, Liberty and property. Life is now in question, slavery returned, secured property has been lost. governor's have become lords, bureaus have become king demanding tribute by force, that being at the point of a gun. O To Save a Patriot from such tyranny and despotism that has now become the norm of today. 
 -- Ronw13, OR     
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    The blame is not just reserved for the Governors who usurp power, but rests mostly with the People who demand from their Governors actions they have no Constitutional power to do.  Most are elected on promises they are not authorized to make or keep.  This is the fatal tendency of a limitless democracy  people voting for the fruits of their neighbors, simple mob rule.  'Governing' is a racket, and while America may not have a king, now all want to live like kings  on the backs of the governed.   Only it doesn't work out that way...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Governors, as governors (government) have no rights PERIOD; they have no rights but duty(s) ONLY ! ! !  Honorable servants that usurp and disparage that which would be unique to the individual sovereign (rights) is in fact a despotic malefactor, not a servant of "We The People".
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- jim k, austin      
    Time for some tar and feathering in Michigan, New York, and California (to start).
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Socialism action is based purely on reason, the most universal prosperous course of action is always the choice of the Socialist advisor.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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