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However, despite being elected on a wave of popular outrage against the Obama administration's usurpations of power, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle recently voted to fund virtually all of the White House's illegal decrees through next September.
We knew then our experiment in Republican Government would be tested, but we trusted in the Citizens of America to stand as a Bulwark of Liberty and guard against change by usurpation of power.
We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence.
The references to Pompey suggest an extended and ongoing sequence of usurpations.
Without alluding to Spanish translations of the Ovide moralisee or, more importantly, to the poet's other usurpations of mythology--and against the editor's affirmation that the essays "destroy simplistic notions about women's passivity or activity" (3)--Ricapito clings to the belief that Galatea's presumably sinful "fall" in turn represents "an age-old problem of sexuality and its concomitant repercussions morally, religiously, and theologically" (175).
When the signers of the American Declaration of Independence complained that "The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations," they were talking about George III.
In wartime, Lincoln and FDR were both imperial and tyrannical in their powers, and the people--not to mention their economic masters--more or less willingly supported these temporary usurpations.
In short, since the constitutional text is far more individualistic than the evolutionist's political commitments, textualism favors individualism while constraining egalitarian usurpations.
Rather, it was that the British government had engaged in "a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object" that "evince[d] a design to reduce [Americans] under absolute Despotism.
Palmer's discussion of hospitality in plebeian literary forms centers on the plebeian comedy as a "contest between versions of local authority" (110) and on the authorized texts as well as the usurpations of the pageant form as a means by which the lower orders, using an aristocratic form of hospitality, accrue power unto themselves.
The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these state.