"Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. " -- Declaration of Independence
"Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." -- Article I, The Bill of Rights (Amendment I, U.S. Constitution)
"All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient." -- Article I, Section 2, Bill of Rights, Texas Constitution
You can't lock a person in prison Saying weed's against the law Then claim religious freedom exists By the First Amendment clause The Declaration of Jefferson Was written down on hemp To guarantee my government Respects my -- CONSENT You can't dictate Your moral codes then separate The church and state - It's UNCONSTITUTIONAL Conservatives hate abortion While liberals can't stand guns They both demand the right The freedom to choose The poison they want We can't speak of Creation God or Prayer in schools, but It's okay To bow and pray To Judges Who make rules You can't dictate Religious rules then separate The church and state - It's UNCONSTITUTIONAL Fencing off Texas Waste of my taxes Policing the borders Harassing poor workers Oppressing fellow Mexicans Less than equal citizens Is it wrong to be Christian To love the world and everyone equally To live by Grace and Charity The price we pay for Liberty (Who made up these laws? They're unconstitutional!) You ban a couple from marriage Making love against the law Despite the right to assemble in peace By the First Amendment clause I'm a Conscientious Objector I won't fund the wars you start, State executions, BATF, or Erotic modern art You can't dictate Where taxes go, then separate The church and state (Both sides want their way) You can't mandate Immoral codes, then separate The church and state - It's UNCONSTITUTIONAL It's so unconstitutional Unconstitutional It's Unconstitutional*
*NOTE: It is the Editor's opinion that any legislation invoking religious issues (such as drug legalization, immigration, abortion, execution, same-sex marriage, and public funding of schools, art, prisons, or military defense) is unconstitutional, unless based on the consent of the citizens and taxpayers affected by such policies. For published statements on this and related topics, see: Letters to the Editor and essay on Isocracy.