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The Declaration of Independence makes this very clear that those individuals elected derive their authority from the consent of the governed. Their job is to protect the rights of the people.
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What are the principles upon which America was founded? What are the founding principles of the United States? Obviously we know that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are the bedrock of our nation. It is these documents that give the moral compass and the rule of law that has allowed America to become, as Reagan emphasized, the City on a Hill to the world. But what is the core principle that these two documents rest? What are the principles that the founders all clearly understood about human nature? It is simple but profoundly impactful. And it is a principle lost upon many of our leaders for the past 100 years.