American Principle Eight: The Overriding Concern When Designing 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].” ~ Declaration of Independence
“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
~ David Norris