There is a definite, unique, American belief that translates into specific principles for the establishment and workings of our government. This continues a discussion of immortal principles central to liberty and American greatness as found in the Declaration of Independence. Compromise of any of the following principles leads to harmful consequences.

American Principle Three: Upholding the Traditional Family is Paramount

“The most important consequence of marriage is, that the husband and the wife become in law only one person” (James Wilson, Natural Rights [Higher Authority Common Law] of Marriage, 1792).

Protecting the traditional family as a distinct institution is among the highest priorities for a nation’s laws. This historic arrangement has proven overwhelmingly to be the best setting for raising children to live healthy, responsible lives (Genesis 2:23–24).

American Principle Four: All Men Are Equal in the Sight of God and the Law

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights . . .” Declaration of Independence

Any concept of authoritarianism that presumes to override the sovereignty of man under God over government is a violation “. . . of the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them . . .” Declaration of Independence

~ D. Norris