There are some real meaty tidbits that our leadership, the members of our government, and we ourselves, should either remember, or be taught. They are simple premises that a free nation is founded upon....
The basic principle governing justice is; no man can obtain values from others without the owner's consent and, as a corollary, that man's rights may not be left at the mercy of unilateral decision, the arbitrary choice,the irrationality, the whim of another man.
The purpose of law and government is the protection of individual rights. All laws must be based on individual rights and be aimed at their protection.
There is only one basic principle to which an individual must consent if he wishes to live in a free, civilized society; The separation of whim and force. Remember that the forcible restrain of men is the only service the government really has to offer!
And finally, the Constitution is a limitation of the government, not on private individuals, and it does not prescribe the conduct of private individuals, only the conduct of government- it is not a charter for government power, but a charter of the citizens' protection against the government.
While your on your leadership journey, it's important to know what you believe, and why you believe it. What's posted above should hit you like a brick, it is the eye opening moment that clarifies where Washington has gone astray.