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The Ultimate Question: “Religion” vs. “Philosophy of Government”

“Religion or philosophy of government?” This is the ultimate question that must be addressed when dealing with the religion clauses in the Constitution. If something is...

True Authority over Nations

True Authority over Nations The American founders held certain truths to be self-evident. These truths explain unalienable rights from the Creator. Governments are...

True Causes to Alter or Abolish Governments

True Causes to Alter or Abolish Governments The colonial representatives who met in 1776 took very seriously the deliberations on their future relationship with Great...

True Safety and Happiness

True Safety and Happiness One of the enumerated unalienable rights is the “pursuit of happiness.” Within the Declaration this truth is reiterated in the context of the...
True Safety and Happiness

True Safety and Happiness

True Safety and Happiness One of the enumerated unalienable rights is the “pursuit of happiness.” Within the Declaration this truth is reiterated in the context of the right of the people to alter or abolish an...

True Consent of the Governed

True Consent of the Governed

True Consent of the Governed The American founders recognized that with great authority comes great responsibility. Yet people are fallible with weaknesses and they lack perfect wisdom. In addition, people have...

True Source of Political Authority

True Source of Political Authority

True Source of Political Authority “To secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” This statement encapsulates the heart of the “American...

True Institution of Governments

True Institution of Governments

True Institution of Governments It is very significant that our founders stated in the Declaration of Independence that “governments are instituted among men” for the purpose of securing unalienable rights. The first...

True Security of Unalienable Rights

True Security of Unalienable Rights

The Security of Unalienable Rights The Declaration of Independence makes a profound statement about the role of civil government. Our founders came to view a civil government quite differently than the then philosophy...

True Right to Pursue Happiness

True Right to Pursue Happiness

True Right to Pursue Happiness The third unalienable right mentioned in the Declaration of Independence is the “pursuit of happiness.” If “liberty” was meant to be restricted to the absence of physical restraint...

True Right to Liberty

True Right to Liberty

Right to Liberty Today, “liberty” is used to describe different things to different people. Some say that liberty is personal autonomy without limitations. Others view liberty as the absence of physical restraint. In...

True Right to Life

True Right to Life

True Right to Life It is not surprising that America’s founders listed physical “life” as the first unalienable right. Without life you can have no other unalienable rights from the Creator, but with the endowment of...

True Unalienable Duties

True Unalienable Duties

True Unalienable Duties While you may not have heard anyone speak in terms of unalienable duties, duties are implicit within the concept of rights. If there are unalienable rights from the Creator, there are...

True Authority over Nations

True Authority over Nations

True Authority over Nations The American founders held certain truths to be self-evident. These truths explain unalienable rights from the Creator. Governments are instituted among men by the consent of the governed to...

True Safety and Happiness

True Safety and Happiness

True Safety and Happiness One of the enumerated unalienable rights is the “pursuit of happiness.” Within the Declaration this truth is reiterated in the context of the right of the people to alter or abolish an...

True Consent of the Governed

True Consent of the Governed

True Consent of the Governed The American founders recognized that with great authority comes great responsibility. Yet people are fallible with weaknesses and they lack perfect wisdom. In addition, people have...

True Source of Political Authority

True Source of Political Authority

True Source of Political Authority “To secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” This statement encapsulates the heart of the “American...

True Institution of Governments

True Institution of Governments

True Institution of Governments It is very significant that our founders stated in the Declaration of Independence that “governments are instituted among men” for the purpose of securing unalienable rights. The first...

True Security of Unalienable Rights

True Security of Unalienable Rights

The Security of Unalienable Rights The Declaration of Independence makes a profound statement about the role of civil government. Our founders came to view a civil government quite differently than the then philosophy...

True Right to Pursue Happiness

True Right to Pursue Happiness

True Right to Pursue Happiness The third unalienable right mentioned in the Declaration of Independence is the “pursuit of happiness.” If “liberty” was meant to be restricted to the absence of physical restraint...