Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
And again, that is just untrue. And I suspect that your circle of friends is rather limited.
Seer - they can say anything they wish - if they accept citizenship and remain within a country based on "consent of the governed," their choice to stay and their citizenship IS their consent. They may disagree with this law or that law - and they may practice any form of civil disobedience they wish, but their citizenship is an agreement to abide by the law and confers on the government the right (which combined with power constitutes authority) to enforce those laws.

You can ignore this reality all you wish. It is the basis for our political experiment. "I want it all my way" is a common theme from many people today. That is not the nature of a democratic republic, which is the form of government "we the people" have selected.