Republicans and Democrats are all cut from the same government-control cloth. The sooner you realize this fact, the sooner we can start moving forward as a unified people in this country. Would the colonists have put up with the laws, the rules and regulations that we do today? Would they have even defended the Right of the King of England to pass and enforce these laws? Are we living in a "conquered country" or does the government still derive its permissions from the people and if not, what can we do about it?