"men are . . . endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"
(Our rights come from God and therefore cannot be taken from us)
"That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men"
(The only reason to establish government is to secure our God-given rights.)
"Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed"
(The government is granted its power from the people who created it.)
Anything the government does outside securing your unalienable rights is outside the scope of its power, since the individual does not have the ability to grant power that they themselves do not hold. Once a government starts solving our problems and trying to take care of the people, it has become more powerful than those that created it and consequently has the power to take rights from the individual.
Nearly everything our government does at the moment is meant to solve our problems, not protect our rights. If we would look at the root of every issue we face, inevitably, when problems arise, it is because we strayed from those principles upon which our country was founded.
It is time to return to the principles of limited government. By applying those timeless Founding Principles as vigorously and purely as the Founders of this Nation did, we will again become the Freest, Most Happy, Most Prosperous, Most Respected Nation on Earth.
These words came from flyers my hubby picked up at the 4th of July Freedom Festival for men running for congress and I really like what they said!!!