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 Eight: The Overriding Concern When Crafting the Constitution Was Checking Man’s Sin-Prone Nature

The public treasury and power of government are tempting. “In questions of power then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” The Virginia Resolutions by Thomas Jefferson

The rejection of Creation’s God and the birth of sin are recorded in Genesis 3:4-5. Choosing to follow Satan’s advice has left man in a prideful state, dangerous to his own self-interest. Their definition for the word “nature” is in direct opposition to the meaning of the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” in the Declaration of Independence.

American Principle Nine: Authoritarians in Government Are a Parasitic and Ever-present Danger

“. . . taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments [Constitutions].” “The history of the present King [claiming a divine right] of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.” Declaration of Independence

~ D. Norris