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When should the people have a right to alter or abolish a government? How should this change occur?

Can a person be justified in using violence to achieve a change in government? Do the words "alter or abolish a government" mean that a person or state can leave that government?

Asked By: Desipride_sophia - 8/15/2010
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Governments existed long ago ruled by kings and supported by religion as the kings supposedly got their right to rule from GOD. That was the old view of things. Then came a notion called democracy...which first really came about in a serious and large way with the american revolution...it was the notion that human... More
Answered By: jesswzmn - 8/16/2010
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When the government no longer upholds the views of the majority. Read the Declaration of Independence, & draw your own conclusions. Our founding fathers chose violence because there was no other alternative. We have the right to vote out of office representatives who do not follow the will of the people!
Answered By: Mark - 8/15/2010
 
That was already completed with 9-11 being the convenient backdrop for the effort.
Answered By: towwwdothello - 8/15/2010
 
No, it is never justified when there are legal channels available... More
Answered By: Bflowing - 8/15/2010
 
Only if it's Tony Blair
Answered By: Lorne - 8/19/2010
 
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