Saturday, June 27, 2009

Would DHS classify TN Constitution a terrorist document?

Would the Department of Homeland Security classify the Tennessee Constitution as a terrorist document?

Article I, Section I is often cited by liberty lovers because it says "the people...have an unalienable and indefeasible right to alter, reform, or abolish the government in such manner as they may think proper."

Article I, Section II goes even further, condemning anyone who does not resist arbitrary power and oppression.

The authors of the Tennessee Constitution lay a heavy trip on us folks just trying to make our way in this crazy world.

Article I
Sec. 1. All power inherent in the people — Government under their control. —

That all power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety, and happiness; for the advancement of those ends they have at all times, an unalienable and indefeasible right to alter, reform, or abolish the government in such manner as they may think proper.


Sec. 2. Doctrine of nonresistance condemned. —

That government being instituted for the common benefit, the doctrine of non-resistance against arbitrary power and oppression is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.