The United States Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights were written by individuals who supported, fought and defeated the tyranny of the British Empire. These documents were created for the purposes of establishing Natural Law as the primary order of a civil society. In essence they established that humankind possesses certain inalienable rights that should be defended and never violated. Together they embodied the philosophy and desires of hopeful and freedom loving individuals everywhere and gave the mandate to the people themselves to defend their Natural Rights for the ultimate benefit of all in society. These documents strictly limit government power and maintain the destiny of humankind with the individual and not the state.
As a statement of human morality and good conduct in a civil society, these documents went beyond the mere limitation of the state. They implied that, even the founders themselves, who had risked their lives and sacrificed their blood, were not good enough to legislate the destiny of their fellow man and thus made it clear that no man or group of men has the qualities necessary to regulate the destiny of humanity. They implicitly acknowledged that the best arrangement for humankind was one where no man could stand above another and that it was the duty of any capable man to struggle against those who would attempt to do such.
Natural Law and its corollary Natural Human Rights are the rational answer to the question of how to achieve the long term best interests of all individuals. If you’d like a detailed explanation on the subject of Natural Law and Natural Human Rights, I’ve written on it here: Natural Law & Rights
Yet there are many who do not like this arrangement. They do not understand that their best interests are served by freedom and/or they have deep seated fear in their hearts, fears of inadequacy and competition and hence a fear of the level playing field that is embodied in a free marketplace bounded and secured only by the Natural Law.
Anyone who has excessive fear in their heart and a lack of wisdom to suppress it, will seek power over other people in order to control this fear. The best way to gain that power isn’t the direct use of a gun, it is the use of lies to develop a system of false morals in which to trap people and enslave them.
The problem of having government at all is that it is a magnet to such individuals. Over time the US government, has become so utterly corrupt, that many within government feel the need to use violence to prevent us from using our Natural Rights.
Learn, grow, & fight tyranny for yourself and the future of all humanity. Never be afraid of challenging those bullies who’ve taken positions of power and threaten us, implying that we need them. That’s just another lie. It is the Natural Law that binds society together, not governments. Abandon them and we set ourselves free.