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A warning to parliament from the Levellers published in July 1646

"We are well assured, yet cannot forget, that the cause of our choosing you to be Parliament-men was to deliver us from all kinds of bondage and to preserve the commonwealth in peace and happiness. For effecting whereof we possessed you with the same power that was in ourselves to have done the same; for we might justly have done it ourselves without you if we had thought it convenient, choosing you (as persons whom we thought fitly qualified, and faithful) for avoiding some inconveniences. But you are to remember this was only of us but a power of trust (which is ever revocable, and cannot be otherwise) and to be employed to no other end than our own well-being".

A Remonstrance of Many Thousand Citizens (anonymous)

An inspiring read I thought given todays MPs just seem to want to control us. A decent reminder that it is supposed to be the other way around.

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