1. The Genius of Natural Law
The only reliable basis for sound government and just human relations is Natural Law.
2. A Virtuous and Moral People
A free people cannot survive under a republican constitution unless they remain virtuous and morally strong.
3. Virtuous and Moral Leaders
The most promising method of securing a virtuous and morally stable people is to elect virtuous leaders.
4. The Role of Religion
Without religion the government of a free people cannot be maintained.
5. The Role of the Creator
All things were created by God, therefore upon Him all mankind are equally dependent, and to Him they are equally responsible.
6. All Men Are Created Equal
All men are created equal.
7. Equal Rights, Not Equal Things
The proper role of government is to protect equal rights, not provide equal things.
8. Man’s Unalienable Rights
Men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.
9. The Role of Revealed Law
To protect man’s rights, God has revealed certain principles of divine law.
10. Sovereignty of the People
The God-given right to govern is vested in the sovereign authority of the whole people.
11. Who Can Alter the Government
The majority of the people may alter or abolish a government which has become tyrannical.
12. Advantages of a Republic
The United States of America shall be a republic.
13. Protection Against human Frailty
A constitution should be structured to permanently protect the people from the human frailties of their rulers.
14. Property Rights Essential to Liberty
Life and liberty are secure only so long as the right to property is secure.
15. Free-Market Economics
The highest level of prosperity occurs when there is a free market economy and a minimum of government regulation.
16. The Separation of Powers
The government should be separated into three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial.
17. Checks and Balances
A system of checks and balances should be adopted to prevent the abuse of power.
18. Importance of a Written Constitution
The unalienable rights of the people are most likely to be preserved if the principles of government are set forth in a written constitution.
19. Limiting and Defining the Powers of Government
Only limited and carefully defined powers should be delegated to government, all others being retained by the people.
20. Majority Rule, Minority Rights
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.
21. Strong Local Self-government
Strong local self-government is the keystone to preserving human freedom.
22. Government by Law, Not by Men
A free people should be governed by law and not by the whims of men.
23. Importance of an Educated Electorate
A free society cannot survive as a republic without a broad program of general education.
24. Peace Through Strength
A free people will not survive unless they stay strong.
25. Avoid Entangling Alliances
“Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations: entangling alliances with none.”
26. Protecting the Role of the Family
The core unit which determines the strength of any society is the family; therefore, the government should foster and protect its integrity.
27. Avoiding the Burden of Debt
The burden of debt is as destructive to freedom as subjugation by conquest.
28. The Founder’s Sense of Manifest Destiny
The United States has a manifest destiny to be an example and a blessing to the entire human race.
In the US, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is dominant. One of its 1921 founders, Edward Mandell House, was Woodrow Wilson’s chief advisor and rumored at the time to be the nation’s real power from 1913 – 1921. On his watch, the Federal Reserve Act passed in December 1913 giving money creation power to bankers, and the 16th Amendment was ratified in February creating the federal income tax to provide a revenue stream to pay for government debt service.
From its beginnings, CFR was committed to “a one-world government based on a centralized global financing system….” Today, CFR has thousands of influential members (including important ones in the corporate media) but keeps a low public profile, especially regarding its real agenda.
Historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. called it a “front organization (for) the heart of the American Establishment.” It meets privately and only publishes what it wishes the public to know. Its members are only Americans.
The Trilateral Commission (discussed below) is a similar group that “brings together global power brokers.” Founded by David Rockefeller, he’s also a leading Bilderberger and CFR Chairman Emeritus, organizations he continues to finance and support.
Their past and current members reflect their power:
– nearly all presidential candidates of both parties;
– leading senators and congressmen;
– key members of the fourth estate and their bosses; and
– top officials of the FBI, CIA, NSA, defense establishment, and other leading government agencies, including state, commerce, the judiciary and treasury.
For its part, “CFR has served as a virtual employment agency for the federal government under both Democrats and Republicans.” Whoever occupies the White House, “CFR’s power and agenda” have been unchanged since its 1921 founding.
It advocates a global superstate with America and other nations sacrificing their sovereignty to a central power. CFR founder Paul Warburg was a member of Roosevelt’s “brain trust.” In 1950, his son, James, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: “We shall have world government whether or not you like it – by conquest or consent.”
Later at the 1992 Bilderberg Group meeting, Henry Kissinger said:
“Today, Americans would be outraged if UN troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow, they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all people of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil….individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by their world government.”
CFR planned a New World Order before 1942, and the “UN began with a group of CFR members called the Informal Agenda Group.” They drafted the original UN proposal, presented it to Franklin Roosevelt who announced it publicly the next day. At its 1945 founding, CFR members comprised over 40 of the US delegates.
According to Professor G. William Domhoff, author of Who Rules America, the CFR operates in “small groups of about twenty-five, who bring together leaders from the six conspirator categories (industrialists, financiers, ideologues, military, professional specialists – lawyers, medical doctors, etc. – and organized labor) for detailed discussions of specific topics in the area of foreign affairs.” Domhoff added:
“The Council on Foreign Relations, while not financed by government, works so closely with it that it is difficult to distinguish Council action stimulated by government from autonomous actions. (Its) most important sources of income are leading corporations and major foundations.” The Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Ford Foundations to name three, and they’re directed by key corporate officials.
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