The American Academy for Constitutional Education exists to inspire others to achieve the American ideal through teaching liberty, American exceptionalism, and the dangers of abandoning our charters of freedom. The American … Be a Partner in our National Plan
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.