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 Five: Liberty from Oppression of Big Governments Militants
“. . . unalienable Rights, that among these are . . . Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Declaration of Independence
“I shall certainly be excused from adducing any formal arguments to evince, that life, and whatever is necessary for the safest of life, are the natural rights of man. Some things are so difficult; others are so plain, that they cannot be proved” (Supreme Court Justice James Wilson Lectures, delivered at the College of Philadelphia, 1790–1791; Volume II, Part II, Chapter 1, Lorenzo Press, 1804).
American Principle Six: The Constitution is a Tool for Upholding the Creator-based Natural Law Sovereignty of the People Under God Over Government
The concluding paragraph of the Constitution for Delegate signatures reads: “Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the [Declaration of] Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth In witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names.” The first signature was that of George Washington, Deputy from Virginia.
The Declaration of Independence, referred to in the Constitution, reads in part, “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
The tool is to be used to achieve the goals of the Preamble, “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 [meaning common needs that do not conflict with or hamper the development of the work ethic and personal self-reliance], and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
~ D. Norris