THE REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT OF RUSSIA
«THE REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT OF RUSSIA»
We proceed from the self-evident truth that all people are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, which include life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. To secure these rights, governments are instituted by men, deriving their legitimate authority from the consent of the governed. In the event that any form of government becomes destructive to these very purposes, the people have the right to change or abolish it and establish a new government based on such principles and forms of organization of power as, in its opinion, will best ensure the safety and happiness of the people. . Of course, prudence requires that governments established long ago should not be changed under the influence of insignificant and fleeting circumstances; accordingly, all past experience confirms that people are more inclined to bear vices as long as they can be tolerated, than to exercise their right to abolish the forms of government that have become habitual to them. But when a long series of abuses and violence, invariably subordinated to the same goal, testifies to an insidious design to force the people to submit to unlimited despotism, the overthrow of such a government and the creation of new security guarantees for the future becomes the right and duty of the people. The entire Russian Nation for a long time showed patience and the fear imposed on them, and only the very impossibility of their further existence forces them to change the former nature of their government. The history of the communist regime is a collection of countless injustices and violence, the immediate goal of which is the establishment of unlimited despotism. To confirm the above, we present to the impartial court of all mankind any of the pages of the history of the Russian regime.