American Minute with Bill Federer
The Declaration of Independence states:
“… But when a long train of abuses and usurpations … to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
The Declaration listed 27 “abuses and usurpations” by King George III.
This was supported by the teachings of John Calvin, who wrote in his Institutes of the Christian Religion, 1536: