posted by BoatShoes
"The Only Defense" is you know - the revolutionary political idea that gave birth to the liberal republican governments in the western world that generated unparalleled liberty and prosperity!
The first law firm I became a partner at was founded in the 1890's and it's original partnership agreement - with amendments - continued on from its founding. Do I not assent to the original terms that remain in said partnership agreement when I accept a franchise from the same? Do I like it if I don't get to eat everything that I kill and that some of it is shared? Perhaps not - but in any case - I accepted those terms - even if I did so begrudgingly and believing it could be different or better. Nevertheless, it is not "theft" because the terms of the partnership agreement are not ideal.
The Constitution is the same as an old private, partnership agreement that we all receive interests in by virtue of being born on land covered by said agreement. That is to say that the covenants in the Constitution run with the land and jurisdiction that is the United States. Posterity receives the franchise at birth - just like new partners may receive a share of an old partnership - and is free to accept, amend or abolish those terms.
Even if you want to abolish the terms - you still begrudgingly assent to the terms when accept the rights and protections and benefits conferred onto you by the Constitution. If you enjoy the blessing of liberty conferred by the Constitution you're manifesting your assent to its terms - even if you think the terms could be better.
Nonsense. You entered into your agreement with the firm voluntarily. I accepted nothing as those who were here before me are not "owners". Or if we must use your terrible non-analogy, I was BORN a partner in this firm, Scooter.