Bill of Rights and Principles of Liberty combined onto one page

this is a brief combination of the Bill or Rights and the Principles of Liberty

principles of liberty and Bill of Rights.pdf

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Bill of Rights

Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Amendment II
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Amendment III
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Amendment V
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Amendment VI
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
Amendment VII
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Amendment VIII
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Amendment IX
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Amendment X
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.Principles of Liberty.

 

Principles of Liberty

Principle 1The only reliable basis for sound government and just human relations is Natural Law.

Principle 2A free people cannot survive under a republican constitution unless they remain virtuous and morally strong.

Principle 3The most promising method of securing a virtuous people is to elect virtuous leaders.

Principle 4Without religion the government of a free people cannot be maintained.

Principle 5All things were created by God, therefore upon him all mankind are equally dependent, and to him they are equally responsible.

Principle 6All mankind were created equal.

Principle 7The proper role of government is to protect equal rights, not provide equal things.

Principle 8Mankind are endowed by God with certain unalienable rights.

Principle 9To protect human rights, God has revealed a code of divine law.

Principle 10The God-given right to govern is vested in the sovereign authority of the whole people.

Principle 11The majority of the people may alter or abolish a government which has become tyrannical.

Principle 12The United States of America shall be a republic.

Principle 13A Constitution should protect the people from the frailties of their rulers.

Principle 14Life and liberty are secure only so long as the rights of property are secure.

Principle 15The highest level of prosperity occurs when there is a free-market economy and a minimum of government regulations.

Principle 16The government should be separated into three branches.

Principle 17A system of checks and balances should be adopted to prevent the abuse of power by the different branches of government.

Principle 18The unalienable rights of the people are most likely to be preserved if the principles of government are set forth in a written Constitution.

Principle 19Only limited and carefully defined powers should be delegated to government, all others being retained by the people.

Principle 20Efficiency and dispatch require that the government operate according to the will of the majority, but constitutional provisions must be made to protect the rights of the minority.

Principle 21Strong local self-government is the keystone to preserving human freedom.

Principle 22A free people should be governed by law and not by the whims of men.

Principle 23A free society cannot survive as a republic without a broad program of general education.

Principle 24A free people will not survive unless they stay strong.

Principle 25“Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations — entangling alliances with none.”-

Principle 26The core unit which determines the strength of any society is the family; therefore the government should foster and protect its integrity.

Principle 27The burden of debt is as destructive to human freedom as subjugation by conquest.

Principle 28The United States has manifest destiny to eventually become a glorious example of God’s law under a restored Constitution that will inspire the entire human race.

Source: over 150 volumes of the Founding Fathers original writings, minutes, letters, biographies, etc. distilled into The Five Thousand Year Leap, by W. Cleon Skousen, published by National Center for Constitutional Studies, 1981

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14 responses to “Bill of Rights and Principles of Liberty combined onto one page

  1. Fred Martin jr.

    I find the principles absolutely amazing. I had never read them before. Count me in. These need to be put in people’s hands.

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    • I agree. The NCCS has great information. Let’s promote this widely and make a difference. Thanks for joining the cause.

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      • No Thank you. I have had a feeling for quite some time that things are going horribly wrong. We have been blessed to live in the greatest country in the world. The people have become so complacent that it is scary. The family is under absolute assault. Things that need to be taught in the home are going unspoken and forget about schools teaching children about their rights. Words are everything and the basis of our freedom aside from god. Not only are we losing our freedoms, people are ignorant to the freedoms they still have. They are quick to give them up and conditioned to do so. If something drastic is not done soon, we will all be placed into bondage. And that’s a fact.

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      • I agree with that. Help us spread the message and let’s get out all together as well as any other time. Let’s show the world that we are paying attention and choosing liberty.

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  2. Fred Martin jr.

    I find the principles absolutely amazing. I had never read them before. Count me in. These need to be put in people’s hands. There aren’t very of the twenty eight listed that aren’t under constant attack.

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  3. DonAmeche

    I’m not so sure about the “Principles”. I agree about getting the Bill of Rights out there and the Declaration. Both are good to be talking about.

    The problem with these principles is that with MANY of them Progressives ( Liberals and RINO republicans) think they are addressing with their own agenda.

    Example : Principle # 9 : To protect Human Rights…..” Human Rights” is kind of a Statist term. In fact it is used in the Soviet “Constitution”. The Progressives of both camps think that so called “Human Rights” trumps Natural Rights and the Bill of Rights ….which incidentally was established to Protect those Natural Rights. It is a trap. We already have the very Basic of Foundational Principles embodied in the Ten Commandments and the Bill of Rights and espoused within the Declaration…… we don’t need to reinvent the wheel or muddy the waters with Progressive/Communist terms.

    Example : Principle 23 :…”…a Broad Program of general Education”…. Same basic problem. COMMON CORE is said to address this. In fact this is their very basic foundational principle. To create a “Broad” program….. which embodies a Statist agenda. Constitutionally Education is NOT a part of Government. It is and should be tied to individual choice. The essence of our Republic was to protect individual rights…..NOT create Broad sweeping policy agendas. THAT is the purview of the Socialist.

    We need to promote and educate about what the Founders wrote and WHY they wrote it…..and what our most Basic rights actually mean. Better to have a succinct couple of sentences about EACH of the Ten Bill of Rights and the same for the meaning of The Declaration and how “Life. Liberty and Property ( pursuit of happiness…or ones goals and path in life) connect with each other and with the Bill of Rights , than to have an additional list of 28 principles to wade through.

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    • The bastardization of education by the elite does not change the founding principles. The people may be confused by the fact that the founders intended broad education that was decentralized from the federal government. There is obviously no authority in the US constitution for the federal government to be in charge of education. The bill of rights is a brilliant document. Share what you will. Assist the effort. The American people require this education. We require this education.

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    • The principles are accurate. I was discussing some of the founding principles the other day. All individuals are understanding of these principles. The 5000 Year a Leap is a fantastic resource for our own education. This self education can then be passed on. While some may scream “common core” let us remind them of principal 21 which describes strong local government as well as the 10th amendment. The goal of broad education does not require centralized government at all.

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    • It is a good idea to put some words down explaining the Bill of Rights. I’ll work on doing that for sure.

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      • DonAmeche

        I’m replying Here because it is the last response. But my comment is directed at all 3 of your responses to my first comment.

        I have Read the 5000 year leap as has my wife. We both liked it a lot. What I am trying to say is that the “discussion” of principles ( not the ones you’ve highlighted above) ….but principles in general, has shifted in the ensuing 110 years since the importing of the Fabian Socialists ideas/ideals into American society. ( Communist assumptions and Ideas really). The shift took all subsequent discussions AWAY from the founders and Framers intentions and thoughts.

        Thus America hasn’t really “discussed” those most basic and Profound founding ideas and ideals in a very long time. What has been substituted in their place is an ever growing plethora of “interpretations” and legal Precedents based on the idea of “progressing” assumed American Ideals based on those “interpretations”. Whereas the Bill of Rights and the Sparse but Beautiful language of the Declaration, even the Ten Commandments are the necessary distillation of much thought and inspiration. Thus in their form they represent the Key or Path for discussion which transcends the attempt to veer discussion back to a Place where the Primacy of the State and its most powerful participants may dictate the Lives and fortunes of We the People.

        As written these documents embody both the starting point for discussion and the conclusion of that discussion. The alpha and the omega of each of the issues they describe if you will. They are truly inspired.

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      • Someone is working on making up some social media posters and a logo. Thank you once again for your comments. They make a lot of sense. I hope to have you join us in bringing the message to the people.

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      • DonAmeche

        I don’t do social pages like FB and twitter.

        But I will copy the link to your Declaration and Bill of Rights page and send to my college age kids who. They can repost to their friends and contacts.

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      • Sounds good to me. I don’t have any social media either. We are working on making up some posters that we can put up to help spread the word as well. Thank you.

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