The Principles of Liberty

We declare that these 15 principles must not be compromised by Independent Americans who desire to maintain a constitutional republic in the United States of America.

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Principles of proper government and of the National Independent American Party (Revised by National Committee on 17 July 1999) The IAP honors H. Verlan Andersen (1914-1992) as the author of these 15 principles, published by the IAP with his expressed permission before his death.


Principle 1

Faith in God and a belief in moral law is essential to maintain freedom

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Principle 2

Government’s Sole Function is to protect natural rights such as life, liberty, and property

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Principle 3

The United States Constitution is both inspired and binding

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Principle 4

Government is the solution to invasion from without and from anarchy from within

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Principle 5

Government and individuals are to be held to the same standards in regards to the crimes they commit

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Principle 6

Under no circumstances shall the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights be infringed

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Principle 7

Our American Republic invites prosperity; the infusion of Communism invites slavery

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Principle 8

Socialism is an unconstitutional usurpation of power and a denial of the right of private property

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Principle 9

All taxes should be uniform and at the same impartial rate

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Principle 10

The United States Constitution requires a circulating medium that is convertible into gold and silver without loss

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Principle 11

States are sovereign and should not be ‘commanded’ by the Federal Government

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Principle 12

No state or local government can accept funds from the Federal Government and remain independent

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Principle 13

Funds from the U.S. Treasury should not be gifted to other nations or their citizens

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Principle 14

The Constitution trumps all foreign treaties or agreements

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Principle 15

Our national defense should remain strong and never be under the control of foreign entities

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