“Whenever [the people] grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.”

another timely quote from Douglas Moore’s Art of Quotation

Art of Quotation

“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.”

– Abraham Lincoln, president, statesman, political figure


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6 thoughts on ““Whenever [the people] grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.”

  1. Amen. Jefferson also believed revolutions were necessary every 200 to 300 years to truly have a government that was reflective of the people and could provide for their needs.

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