Going Back to Basics

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In many endeavors of life there comes a time when we have to take a step back and regroup to get our bearings in order to regain that winning edge or to recapture that energy to go get those sales and compete on a high level.  I would have to say that at this time in American history our nation is in dire straits because of a systematically planned void of true knowledge among the majority of American students and far too many voters.

For example, for numerous decades our nation has been wrongly described as a democracy.  That false identity was made popular during the socialist/communist/fascist movement during the 1930s.  That change was brought about through design and manipulation by individuals and organizations who did not appreciate the concept of a constitutionally limited republic.  They fully understood that in order for America to remain the nation our founding fathers envisioned, the people have to remain fully educated about the rudiments of what keeps the United States a constitutionally limited republic which emphasizes the unalienable rights of free law abiding individuals.

Thus the effort to change the United States into something other than what the Founding Fathers envisioned could not have been successfully achieved unless the people had been persuaded through indoctrination in government schools. In addition, a generally deceptive and biased media also takes advantage of the government school brainwashed masses.

People often talk about freedom, which typically today means being able to do whatever you want, even at the expense of the rights of others.  Unbridled freedom in time only leads to instability and chaos.  In my opinion Liberty is far superior to freedom.  Liberty means freedom with responsibility. I would like to lay out the top 28 principles of Liberty that when applied will go a long way toward helping our republic return to her rightful place as that sweet land of Liberty.

  1. The only reliable basis for sound government and just human relations is natural law.
  2. A free people cannot survive under a republican constitutionally limited republic unless they remain virtuous and morally strong.
  3. The most promising method of securing a virtuous and morally stable people is to elect virtuous leaders.
  4. Without religion (faith in the true and living God) the government of a free people cannot be maintained.
  5. All things were created by God, therefore upon Him all mankind are equally dependent, and to Him they are equally responsible.
  6. All men are created equal.
  7. The proper role of government is to protect equal rights, not provide equal things.
  8. Men are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights.
  9. To protect man’s rights, God has revealed certain principles of divine law.
  10. The God-given right to govern is vested in the sovereign authority of the whole people.
  11. The majority of the people may alter or abolish a government which has become tyrannical.
  12. The United States of America shall be a republic. Or should I say the United States of America shall be a republic again, if “We the People” are not afraid or too weak to assume the task.  Without Providential guidance the success of such a mission would be in far greater jeopardy.
  13. A constitution should be structured to permanently protect the people from the human frailties of their rulers.
  14. Life and Liberty are secure only so long as the right of property to secure.
  15. The highest level of prosperity occurs when there is a free market economy and a minimum of harsh government regulations.
  16. The government should be separated into three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial.
  17. A system of checks and balances should be adopted to prevent the abuse of power.
  18. The unalienable rights of the people are most likely to be preserved if the principles of government are set forth in a written constitution.
  19. Only limited and carefully designed powers should be delegated to government, all others being retained in the people. A people that is aware and will to assume such responsibility will keep this principle intact.
  20. Efficiency and dispatch require government to operate according to the will of the majority, but constitutional provisions must be made to protect the rights of the minority.
  21. Strong local self-government is the cornerstone to preserving human freedom.
  22. A free society based on true Liberty should be governed by law and not the whims of men.
  23. A free society cannot survive as a republic without a broad program of general education.
  24. A free people will not survive unless they remain very strong.
  25. “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations: entangling alliances with none.
  26. The core unit which determines the strength of any society is the family; therefore, the government should foster and protect it’s integrity.
  27. The burden of debt is as destructive to freedom as the subjugation by conquest.
  28. The United States has a manifest destiny to be an example and a blessing to the entire human race.

So my fellow American there you have it, a short and simple list of the principles of Liberty.  Pass this on to every younger American you can think of and then keep passing it on even further.  America is worth saving, are you up to the task?

Author: Ron Edwards

For more information about Ron Edwards visit  http://www.theronedwards.com/

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