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The Five Fundamental Political Principles

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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

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