Taxation (and government use of money) without citizen representation, imposed by the King of England, was the ultimate reason for the Declaration of 1776 and the American War for Independence.

The king was violating what the Declaration of Independence described as the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.” The Declaration continues, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. 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.”

As British citizens, the colonists were entitled to Common Law protection that remains the most important body of law. Adopted by Americans, Common Law rests on the First Principle upon which all other principles are subservient. “…endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights…” is the basis for the Declaration of Independence, and “in the Year of our Lord” is used for dating the concluding page signed by the delegates who framed the Constitution.

Added to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights makes it abundantly clear that “all” citizens are entitled to these freedoms, thus the principle of human equality. Not even kings are above the law.

“The term ‘inalienable rights’ should, in every instance of its use, be read as meaning God-given, inalienable rights because the only basis for considering them to be inalienable is the fundamental and uniquely American concept of their Divine origin. That Man possesses them solely by reason of endowment by his Creator. Unless considered to be of Divine origin, these rights cannot properly be classified as being inalienable. They are then subject to being considered as mere conditional privileges granted by government. In such case, there can be no moral or Constitutional basis for objecting to their violation, by government or by others” (Hamilton Abert Long, The American Ideal, Your Heritage Books, Inc., Philadelphia, 1963, page xxxi).

Our political enemies are destroying American culture and self-reliance. It is essential that we, the people, uphold the God-honoring First Principle that established American governing values. Our duty is to explain this to others so they can knowingly apply political force for the removal of employment guarantees that shelter liberal judges and militant secular teachers who are imposing anti-Christian anti-family propaganda in taxpayer-funded local schools.

~ D. Norris

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