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What is THE RULE OF LAW?
We believe both the citizens and the government should be controlled and limited by our laws.
What is THE SEPARATION OF POWERS?
The power to pass laws, govern, and judge should be divided among the three branches of government.
What is REPRESENATIVE GOVERNMENT?
Our elected legislators should serve and represent the citizens of this country.
What are CHECKS AND BALANCES?
We believe the three branches of government must have equal power so no brach can control the others.
What are INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS?
Everybody has their basic freedoms htat no government can take from us.
What is FREEDOM OF RELIGION?
Everyone has the right to believe in what they want and to the freedom to express them.
What is FEDERALISM?
We believe our central and federal government must share power with the local governments.
What is CIVILIAN CONTROL OF THE MILITARY?
Armies and navies must serve the people of this country and serve the elected leader.
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