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We (are) the People

Proclaim Liberty throughout the land to all the inhabitants thereof.
Leviticus 25:10 - Inscription on the Liberty Bell

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Fundamental Truths

Declaration of Independence 1776

 

  • All men are created equal.
    • (This does not say that all men must remain equal. We will become unequal due to studies, personal experience, diligence of work and blessings from God.
      • It is not the government's job to KEEP us equal. This is what they try to do with a progressive "income" tax, and various "social" programs.)
  • All men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.
    • (Neither the Constitution or the Government gives us rights, civil or otherwise. Our Rights are a gift from our Creator.
      • A right can not be restrained, except as a penalty for some offense.)
  • Among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
    • (It is our right to constructive use of our abilities.
    • We are not guaranteed happiness.
      • We are guaranteed the pursuit of happiness.
      • You should never turn to Government because you are unhappy about some situation. It isn't the government's job to make everyone happy, because in trying to do so they would inevitably usurp someone else's Rights.)

 

 

  • Governments are instituted among men
    • (Why would we institute a government?
      • To secure our Rights.
      • That is the major job of the government.)
  • These governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
    • (Too many people think government gives rights and are all powerful.
      • The government only has powers we give them.
      • Our Rights are gifts from our Creator.)

 

Read the entire Declaration.

US Constitution


We, the People of the United States, in order to

  • form a more perfect Union,
  • establish Justice,
  • insure domestic Tranquility,
  • provide for the common defense,
  • promote the general Welfare,
    • (This does not refer to our current "Welfare" system!!!)
  • secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity

do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Download a copy of the Constitution with Amendments

Bill of Rights

Governments have powers.

  • People have rights.
    • Governments have powers delegated to them by the people.
      • Rights should never entail power over others,
      • which power always does.


As stated in the Declaration of Independence,

  • People have God-given Rights.

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