“Wherefore, security being the true design and end of government, it unanswerably follows that whateverform thereof appears most likely to ensure it

“Wherefore, security being the true design and end of government, it unanswerably follows that whateverform thereof appears most likely to ensure it.

“Wherefore, security being the true design and end of government, it unanswerably follows that whateverform thereof appears most likely to ensure it to us, with the least expense and greatest benefit, is preferable toall others…. Here too is the design and end of government, Freedom and Security.”Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776“[G]overnments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. Thatwhenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter orto abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing itspowers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”11. The excerpts were written in response to the

“Wherefore, security being the true design and end of government, it unanswerably follows that whateverform thereof appears most likely to ensure it

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