For centuries, the nation-states of Europe waged constant wars for power and wealth. Fortunes were spent and countless lives lost as part of a perpetual game of chess played by arrogant monarchs to satisfy their adolescent whims and territorial quests. Absolutely no consideration was given to the plight of common men and women except for their usefulness, or uselessness, to the selfish desires of their rulers.
Our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. The Natural Law Rights of each sovereign individual, divine in origin, were to be protected and secured by the government. An individual’s right to own private property was the basis for individual freedom. These American principles are defined in the written text of our Constitution and guaranteed to each of us by that document.
The Constitution was a legal contract between thirteen sovereign states and their citizens individually. The federal government was a creation of the Constitution and not a party to it. The body of the Constitution is the “owners’ manual” for the federal government, outlining the rules and procedures by which it must operate. The Bill of Rights is the contract by which the federal government is required to protect and secure the enumerated rights of each sovereign state and of each one of its sovereign citizens.
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