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5000 year leap p r i n c i p l e s

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1st Principle
The only reliable basis for sound government and just human relations is natural law
2nd Principle
A free people cannot survive under a republican constitution unless they remain virtuous and morally strong
3rd Principle
The most promising method of securing a virtuous and morally stable people is to elect virtuous leaders
4th Principle
Without religion and government of a free people cannot be maintained
5th Principle
All things were created by God, therefore upon Him all mankind are equally dependent, and to Him they are equally responsible
6th Principle
All men are created equal
7th Principle
The proper role of government is to protect equal rights, not provide equal things
8th Principle
Men are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights
9th Principle
To protect man's rights, God has revealed certain principles of divine law
10th Principle
The God-given right to govern is vested in the sovereign authority of the whole people
11th Principle
The majority of the people may alter or abolish a government which has become tyrannical
12th Principle
The United States of America shall be a republic
13th Principle
A constitution should be structured to permanently protect the people from the human frailties of their rulers
14th Principle
Life and liberty are secure only so long as the right to property is secure
15th Principle
The highest level of prosperity occurs when there is a free market economy and a minimum of government regulations
16th Principle
The government should be separated into three branches--Legislative, Executive, Judicial
17th Principle
A system of checks and balances should be adopted to prevent the abuse of power
18th Principle
The unalienable rights of the people are most likely to be preserved if the principles of government are set forth in a written constitution
19th Principle
Only limited and careful defined powers should be delegated to government, all others being retained in the people
20th Principle
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
21st Principle
Strong local self government is the keystone to preserving human freedom
22nd Principle
A free people should be governed by law and not by the whims of man
23rd Principle
A free society cannot survive as a republic without a broad program of general education
24th Principle
A free people will not survive unless they stay strong
25th Principle
"Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations-- entangling alliances with none."
26th Principle
The core unit which determines the strength of any society is the family; therefore, the government should foster and protect its integrity
27th Principle
The burden of debt is as destructive to freedom as subjugation by conquest
28th Principle
The United States has a manifest destiny to be an example and a blessing to the entire human race