Saturday, August 07, 2010

Five Core Principles

Fella named David Barton* mentioned this in an interview I'm watching today... there are five core principles at time of the founding of the United States. Didn't know that? Neither did I. But they are right there in the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident:
  1. that all men are created equal,
  2. that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights (that among these rights are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness)
  3. that governments are instituted among men to secure these rights
  4. that governments derive their powers from the consent of the governed
  5. that it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish their government if it becomes destructive to these ends...
Powerful thoughts for tumultuous times.

*Assignment: research David Barton and his organization Wallbuilders...

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