Hopefully we have established the idea of principles and their importance so that we can begin to look more specifically at what those are and what they mean.
Today's Principle: "All men are created equal, and they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights."
Before the founding of America, societies were ordered according to class. Nobility and royal blood were considered superior. Since America was a colony of Great Britain her citizens lived under this system. Even though in England some concessions had been made with the instituting of Parliament and so on, Great Britain was for all intents and purposes still ruled by King George and the system of nobles, lords, etc... So, under this system, men were not equal and they had no rights. So stating this principle was truly a revolutionary act.
- Points to be made:
- No man is inherently superior to another.
- All men have rights.
- These rights are not granted by men/governments, they are inherent, given by God.
- As such, no man/government can take them away. They are "unalienable".
- This fundamental belief fueled the revolution and gave the resolve to see it through in spite of overwhelming odds.
- It is what separates America from every other nation in history up to the Founding era.
- Today there is an elitist governing class in America.
- Their policies and practices are much like King George's in that they amount to government of the people, but they are not by and for the people.
- We must rediscover/reapply the founding principles of equality and God-given rights if America is to be restored.
- We The People are the only ones who can do this.
- This election may be our last chance to do it.
- We must help others understand this.
That's all for now.
Richard Cochran, President
Macon County Patriots
August 12, 2012
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