There are four principles directly stated in the Declaration of Independence written and approved by our forefathers we have grown to overlook. They supply the premise for which the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Federalist Papers were grounded upon. Without his understanding, it can all be picked apart as it is today. They are all intertwined and compliment each other.
The first and most important premise in the Declaration of Independence is that there is a Creator. And the only way these documents hold themselves together is that we believe in a God that punishes you for not telling the truth. Everyone of the Bill of rights come directly from the teachings of the Bible.
The second premise this was all founded upon is that you have rights. Rights granted to you by the above mentioned Creator. No man can remove or alter those rights. Rights are only granted by a higher power, a Creator, as if they came from man they could easily be taken away. You cannot erase God given rights.
God, or your Creator exists to protect those rights.
And finally those rights were formally know as Laws of nature, or Common Law. They've been in existence since man began. Grounded in morality, based upon that, that is natural. Like the union between a man and a woman for example. Anything outside those laws of nature are unnatural acts and outside the boundary of morality.
Erode these principles and none of the ideals this great nation was founded upon stands unchallenged. Stick to the above premise's and they all make complete sense. It's an all or nothing kind of deal!