Principles & Values

This is my personal statement of Principles and Values.

As Free Commots develops I expect that a statement that applies to people of many different backgrounds will emerge.

I do my best to make my personal statement of Principles and Values something adjusts according to the truths and lessons I learn through life.  I expect that it will both affect and be affected by the creation of a Statement of Principles and Values for the Free Commots.

Statement of Principles & Values

Principles vs. Values

  • Principles are true ideas expressed in complete statements — descriptions of the natural laws by which God governs the universe.
  • Values are personal attributes which I consider to have worth


  1. I exist to have true and eternal happiness
  2. True principles, when applied correctly, lead to true and eternal happiness
  3. God exists
  4. God is the great, eternal, and intelligent creator
  5. God is able to accomplish his intentions
  6. God governs the universe through natural laws and true principles.
  7. God is the only secure source for true principles
  8. God respects individual choice
  9. All humans beings are children of God
  10. As His children are infinitely valuable to God regardless of their performance
  11. God’s guiding intention is to bring about true and eternal happiness for as many of His children as a respect for their individual choices allows
  12. Honest and productive exchange builds relationships.
  13. Relationships define true prosperity and wealth.
  14. Marriage is the foundational relationship, association, contract, and agreement, between two independent individuals, that creates a family
  15. Marriage between a man and a woman is the only type of marriage which leads to true and eternal happiness
  16. Society exists when two or more independent individuals form a family.
  17. Society prospers when there is a culture of interdependence
  18. Society declines when there is a culture of codependence
  19. The basic unit of society is the family
  20. The basic unit of the family is the individual
  21. Money is a physical representation of the value one has created for others more than they have received
  22. Receiving money from any other means than creating value in return, is damaging to happiness and the ability to produce
  23. Right and wrong, righteousness and wickedness, are defined by truth and virtue, falsehood and vice – not by majority vote, might of resources, physical strength, the force of argument, the extent of personal experience, history of tradition, or skill in rationalization.
  24. Wickedness is not happiness.
  25. The privilege of civil freedom comes with the responsibility of stewardship.
  26. Civil freedom is the result of courage, faith, and trust
  27. Force is the absence of courage, faith, and trust
  28. Individual actions reflect individual values
  29. In creating value for (serving) others, we create value for (serve) God.
  30. Contention is counterproductive to happiness


  1. Honesty and Trust
    • Trust is impossible without Honesty. Trust is essential to building relationships.
  2. Integrity
    • It is essential that other people are able to trust that how you act reflects what you say you value.
  3. Virtue
    • Virtue is directing your thoughts and feelings in such a way that your actions and and the way you live your life promote God’s work and glory
      • Private Virtue is that which leads to your own eternal salvation
      • Public Virtue is that which leads to the eternal salvation of others
  4. Charity
    • Charity is the pure love of Christ
  5. Courage
    • Courage is being afraid and pursuing virtue anyway
  6. Faith/Hope/Optimism
    • Faith is confidence, leading to action, in the principles by which God governs.
  7. Divine nature and Individual worth
    • You are a child of Heavenly Father who loves you and has a unique mission for you to accomplish
  8. Knowledge/Wisdom/Education
    • The purpose of education is personal improvement
  9. Choice and Accountability
    • You are responsible for what happens to you in your life
  10. Good Works
    • True happiness comes from giving your heart, might, mind, and strength to accomplishing the work of the Lord.
  11. Prosperity

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