“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance” – Thomas Jefferson.
“We the People of the united States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the united States of America.”
The Preamble to the Constitution for the united States for America
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Welcome to American Freedom Corp, where we “Celebrate the American Constitution and Bill of Rights” and the Natural Laws they embody.
For “We the People” Americans looking to refresh their knowledge about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, below are transcripts of our National Treasures from the National Archives.
American Freedom’s Founding Documents
“Freedom is the one thing you can’t have unless you are willing to give it to others.”
“A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.”[Thomas Jefferson: Rights of British America, 1774. ME 1:209, Papers 1:134]
The U.S. Constitution is modeled in both principle and form on the Great Law of Peace of the Native American nation known as the Iroquois Confederation.
In 1987, the United States Senate acknowledged that the Great Law of Peace of the Iroquois Nations served as a model for the Constitution of the United States. (U.S. S. Con. Res. 76, 2 Dec. 1987).
YOU’RE LOOKING AT THE
FIRST DRAFT OF THE CONSTITUTION
Before the ideas of inalienable rights, liberty, and democracy were strung together in words, they were strung together in beads made of shells, in this Iroquois Confederacy Wampum Belt.
It represents 1,000 years of democratic principles that we Indians shared with our newer brothers and sisters (including Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin who openly acknowledged that our contribution formed the basis of The Constitution.)
Even “We The People” began as an ancient Indian phrase.
In the 18th Century, the Iroquois League was the oldest, most highly evolved participatory democracy on Earth.
The American Indians peaceful influence and contribution has long been ignored, but is undeniable, in fact. The truth is American Indians had lived under their own freedom based representative government rule for a 1000 years. They shared this knowledge with the colonists, like Jefferson, Franklin. Benjamin Franklin was the official “printer” for the Iroquois Nation and their council proceeding. He became very familiar with their legal concepts and shared them others. Our Constitution was created and guided by Indian principles of natural law combined with the “Law of Nations” and English Common law. The united States of America’s Constitution is derived from North American Indian Law.
source: American Indian Institute
WE THE PEOPLE….
“We the People” can only protect our God given rights and freedoms, when “We the People” have access to the true writings and opinions of our Founder’s, so we may know their intentions for the Republic in law and commerce. To understand the role of government in serving the American people in law.
“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
Our founding Fathers designed a balanced, self-regulated representative government, one that provided legal protections for “We the People’s” God given rights, protected by the American Constitution and Bill of Rights. Trade, contracts and commerce between citizens was expected without government involvement. Americans were meant to be knowledgeable about commerce and to handle their own legal affairs, as freemen and Sovereigns, We the People.
“A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science
of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally
important? And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those
who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?”
― George Washington
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” –Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384
“Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law,’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual.”[Thomas Jefferson to Isaac H. Tiffany, 1819]
“That liberty[is pure] which is to go to all, and not to the few or the rich alone.”[Thomas Jefferson to Horatio Gates, 1798. ME 9:441]
Imagine the Left and Right political parties working together as freedom loving Americans, who cherish liberty and freedom over servitude and slavery. Americans willing to read and understand how the Constitution and Bill of Rights works to protect their nation from tyranny and their responsibilities to help build a society that fosters peace and freedom. The laws are there to protect you but the knowledge will not happen by itself…. it requires being responsible and committed to personal freedom and liberty.