“The people know their rights; and they are never slow to assert and maintain them, when they are invaded,” Abraham Lincoln once said.
Thus it has always been in the history of the American republic.
Whenever the governing authority has gotten too far out of kilter, the people have stepped in to preserve their rights, and they’re doing so again in our time.
It started with the Revolutionary War when the colonists objected to King George III and Parliament denying them their basic rights as British citizens and children of God.
During the Civil War, Lincoln ultimately rallied Americans to put their lives on the line to preserve the Union and do it in a way that was consistent with the Declaration of Independence —