Welcome to American Freedom Corp. where we “Celebrate the origins of freedom and equality in the Great Tree/Law of Peace, the Declaration of Independence, the American Constitution and the Bill of Rights”!
This is absolutely, unequivocally historical fact.
When the Founding Fathers looked for examples of effective government and human liberty upon which to model a Constitution to unite the thirteen colonies, they found it in the Great Law/Tree of Peace of the Iroquois Native American Indian Nations.
In the 18th Century, the Iroquois Confederation under the Great Law of Peace was the oldest, most highly evolved example of a participatory, self-representative, government up to that time.
The Great Law of Peace was a 1000 year old vehicle for creating harmony, unity and respect among human beings. Its recognition of individual liberty and justice surpassed that of any in recorded history.
Ideas learned from The Great Law of Peace :
“We the People” comes from an ancient Native American phrases describing freedom of speech and equality among the people.
Freedom of speech,
Freedom of religion,
Separation of powers, “Three branches of government: Two houses and a Grand counsel”.
Checks and balances within government.
A government “of the people, by the people and for the people”
In 1987, the United States Senate acknowledged that the Great Law of Peace of the Iroquois Nations served as a model for the Constitution of the United States. (U.S. S. Con. Res. 76, 2 Dec. 1987). https://www.congress.gov/bill/100th-congress/senate-concurrent-resolution/76
Link to Senate-concurrent-resolution/76: https://www.congress.gov/bill/100th-congress/senate-concurrent-resolution/76
Iroquois Great Law of Peace
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.” ~ Samuel Adams