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Fundamental Political Principles

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Heather Mitchell

on 27 July 2016

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Transcript of Fundamental Political Principles

Fundamental political principles
helped define and shape the Constitution
Democracy
Representative Govt
Consent of the Governed
Rule of Law
limited government
What does it mean?
CITIZENS
give authority to the
GOVERNMENT
for the protection of their rights
What does it mean?
government is not all
powerful
and can only do
things that
people
through the
Constitution
have
given it the power to do
What does it mean?
the
govt
and those that govern are bound by
the
law
What does it mean?
the
people
in our country have the
power
What does it mean?
people
elect
public officeholders to
make laws
and
conduct government on their behalf
simply put... PEOPLE
AGREE
TO LET THE GOVT DO WHAT IT DOES
simply put...
everyone
has
to follow the
law
even if
you are in the govt
Simply put...we pick people
to
represent
us in govt instead of
all being in govt ourselves
simply put...the
govt
can only
do what the
Constitution
says
they can do
Robert Byrd~ served over 51 years in the Senate for WV from 1959 until 2010
John Dingell~ served over 57 years in the House of Representatives from Michigan from 1955 until 2013
Simply put...
PEOPLE RULE
"The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all." ~ JFK
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