BC: Civics is Fun!
FC: TheFive Fundamental Political Principles
1: The US Government was founded on five fundamental principles
2: Consent of the Governed The people are the source of all power. The government can only rule with their permission The citizens give their consent when they vote.
3: President Obama casts his ballot in 2012
4: Rule of Law Everybody MUST obey the law. This includes elected officials and Regular citizens.
5: Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham was sentenced to 8 years in prison and ordered to pay $1.8 million for accepting bribes and not paying his taxes
6: Limited Government The government is not all powerful. It can only do the things that the people allow it to do.
7: The Bill of Rights puts limits on what the government is allowed to do
8: Democracy Rule by the people
9: In the Gettysburg Address Abe Lincoln said that the "Government of the people, by the people and for the people... should not perish"
10: Representative Democracy The people elect representatives to govern on their behalf
11: President Obama gives the State of the Union address to Congress