Happy 4th Of July 2018

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We all know why we celebrate the 4th of July. However there is actually a lot more than just the signing of the “Declaration of Independence”. In this post you will see little 4th of July “surprise” from Leroy McKnight. For your enlightenment you will also find “The Twelve Basic American Principles” by Hamilton Abert Long. We hope you enjoy this very comprehensive article – with full attribution links to expanded text about each of the twelve principles. By the way, much of what is contained in Long’s twelve basic principles is what distinguishes us as a “Republic” rather than a “Democracy” – as often errantly thought. Also, another good read that supports this Hamilton Long text is – “The Federalist Papers”. As you may or may not know, “The Federalist Papers” are a collection of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay under the pseudonym “Publius” to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution.

Photo of The McKnight Family Copy of The Declaration of Independence.

“Declaration of Independence”

Currently Owned By Leroy McKnight

American Ideal of 1776

The Twelve Basic American Principles

by Hamilton Abert Long

The Author, from his Note About the Book

Author’s Introduction and Information regarding the Author

Commendations of the book appearing on the original cover

Author’s extensive introductory quotes on the subjects being discussed.

Part I: Twelve Basic American Principles:

Author’s Prefatory Note regarding the Principles

1. The Spiritual is Supreme

2. Fear of Government-over-Man

3. Unalienable Rights–From God

4. Man Organizes Governments to Be His Tools

5. Limited Government

6. Decentralized Government

7. Equal, By God’s Gift, In Sight of God and Law

8. Life and the Pursuit of Happiness

9. Liberty–Against Government-over-Man

10. Private Property–Liberty’s Support

11. Taxes–Limited to Safeguard Liberty

12. The Majority–Limited for Liberty

Source: Lex Rex

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