01. The 28 Constitutional Standards as a tool for the “28 Founding Principles of the U.S.” to continue to develop and shine

(Model Law on Peace Standard is abbreviated as Constitutional Standard, and thus the initials will hereafter be used in this appendix as CS.)

CS 28 principles as a foundation for establishing the U.S.
Foreword 1st Principle—The only reliable basis for sound government and just human relations is Natural Law.
§1~§4 2nd Principle—A free people cannot survive under a republican constitution unless they remain virtuous and morally strong.
§17~§28 3rd Principle—The most promising method of securing a virtuous and morally stable people is to elect virtuous leaders.
§6, §24 4th Principle—Without religion the government of a free people cannot be maintained.
§1~§28 5th Principle—All things were created by God, therefore upon Him all mankind are equally dependent, and to Him they are equally responsible.
§2, §11 6th Principle—All men are created equal.
§17~§28 7th Principle—The proper role of government is to protect equal rights, not provide equal things.
§1~§28 8th Principle—Men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.
§10~§12 9th Principle—To protect man’s rights, God has revealed certain principles of divine law.
§17~§28 10th Principle—The God-given right to govern is vested in the sovereign authority of the whole people.
§28 11th Principle—The majority of the people may alter or abolish a government which has becomee tyrannical.
§17~§19 12th Principle—The United States of America shall be a republic.
§24 13th Principle—A constitution should be structured to permanently protect the people from the human frailties of their rulers.
§4 14th Principle—Life and liberty are secure only so long as the right of property is secure.
§21 15th Principle—The highest level of prosperity occurs when there is a free-market economy and a minimum of government regulations.
§16 16th Principle—The government should be separated into three branches—legislative, executive, and judicial.
§16~§27 17th Principle—A system of checks and balances should be adopted to prevent the abuse of power.
§1~§28 18th Principle—The unalienable rights of the people are most likely to be preserved if the principles of government are set forth in a written constitution.
§21~§28 19th Principle—Only limited and carefully defined powers should be delegated to government, all others being retained in the people.
§11 20th Principle—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.
§19 21st Principle—Strong local self-government is the keystone to preserving human freedom.
§13~§16 22nd Principle—A free people should be governed by law and not by the whims of men.
§3 23rd Principle—A free society cannot survive as a republic without a broad program of general education.
§1~§28 24th Principle—A free people will not survive unless they stay strong.
§22 25th Principle—Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations—entangling alliances with none.
§1~§28 26th Principle—The core unit which determines the strength of any society is the family; therefore, the government should foster and protect its integrity.
§22-§24 27th Principle—The burden of debt is as destructive to freedom as subjugation by conquest.
§1~§28 28th Principle—The United States has a manifest destiny to be an example and a blessing to the entire human race.

Made by Permanent Peace Partnership (PPP). Source: PPP and W. Cleon Skousen (2007), The 5000 Year Leap.