In the earlier post about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the focus was on the human desire to conquer his fellow man. Once conquered a man's productive talents go underutilized by nature, thus ushering in the remaining three Horsemen: War, Famine/Pestilence, and finally Death.
The Conquering Principle: The innate desire of man to gain and exert power over the free will of his fellow man.
The United States was and is an effort to limit the possible applications and influence of the Conquering Principle while acknowledging the fundamentally flawed nature of human society. A place where any man can have the reasonable opportunity to rise or fall based primarily on his own strengths and weaknesses, unimpeded as much as possible by the efforts of his neighbors and peers to control him.
I believe the Conquering Principle can be useful when attempting to understand daily life, in business, in relationships, and most certainly in politics, and will attempt to flesh that out over the course of future posts, interpreting current events and proposing and evaluating new public policies.