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But most revolutionary of all was Williams' declaration that "the sovereign, original, and foundation of civil power lies in the people," and governments "have no more power, nor for longer time, than the people consenting shall betrust them with.
The first great democratic note struck in the colonies was Roger Williams' The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution for Cause of Conscience, which asserted that the basis of power lies in the people and "that such Governments as are by them erected and established, have no more power, nor for no longer time, than the civill power or people consenting and agreeing shall betrust them with.