In today's world we are used to being told that we can not do something.
What we are not used to is questioning if the person telling us has that authority, and if they do, where did they get it?
We know that men can rule other men in one of two ways.
We know in America our government rules by consent, Jefferson talked about it in the declaration.....
deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed
The first question we need to ask is "what happened to the people who did not consent"?
Did they have to move, were they put to death? What did the British subjects do after the war?
For those who did consent, what did they consent to? How much authority over their lives did they give the government that THEY created?