02 Constitution and Declaration of Independence



We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...
- Declaration of Independence

Notes from WallBuilders Live! with David Barton, "Restoring America's Constitution" part 1-4, March 2016

Part 1

The Constitution...
Learn it!
Live it!
Uphold it, restore it.
(18 minutes in)

Part 2

John Jay: 2:30 to about 5 minutes in.

Everyone must study and know the Constitution. Teach it to the next generation. Assert and defend it.

John Witherspoon: 14 minutes in.

Part 3

4 Principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Frame of America
1. Truth is real and does not change
2. God is the source of freedom. Rights do not come from government, but are inherent.
3. Just powers of government only come from the consent of the governed.
4. Pursuit of happiness: the free enterprise system.

Pilgrims and the socialist experiment failure: 23 to 25 minutes in.

Part 4

5 Freedoms of the 1st Amendment
1. Freedom of Religion
2. Freedom of Speech
3. Freedom of the Press
4. Right to Assemble
5. Right to Petition Government

2nd Amendment is the protection of all other freedoms.

The militia is every man that can fire a rifle... "the right of the people..." all people!
(1 minute in)

References:

1. WallBuilders Live! with David Barton, "Restoring America's Constitution" part 1-4, March 2016
- local copies archived for personal use.