Concluding Comment as to Background Material

The foregoing sample, of available material, presented in this Part II is not only indicative of the profoundly sound basis of the Twelve Basic American Principles discussed in Part I but is itself sufficient to make clear the magnificent role in history, and especially in American history, which was played by The Founders--notably the signers of the Declaration of Independence and of the Constitution. It is fitting, however, to continue this discussion by considering in some detail, in the following pages, some additional aspects of the obligation of the present generation and American Posterity to The Founders--why respect should be shown in practice for the Twelve Basic American Principles as an important way in which the people can render due honor to The Founders.