When you see this, post a quotation from 1776 in your LJ:
Dickinson: Why do you refer to King George as a tyrant?
Jefferson: Because he is a tyrant.
Dickinson: I remind you, Mr. Jefferson, that this "tyrant" is still your King.
Jefferson: When a king becomes a tyrant, he thereby breaks the contract binding his subjects to him.
Dickinson: How so?
Jefferson: By taking away their rights.
Dickinson: Rights that came from him in the first place.
Jefferson: All except one -- the right to be free comes from nature.
Dickinson: And are we not free, Mr. Jefferson?
Jefferson: Homes entered without warrant, citizens arrested without charge, and in many places free assembly itself denied.
Dickinson: No one approves of such things, but these are dangerous times.
Franklin: Be careful, Mr. Dickinson. Those who would give up some of their liberty in order to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.