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The Causes of the War of Independence Part 2, The Constitutional and Legal Issues

One of the great differences between the French Revolution and the American War for Independence was the concern for legality and respect for law which pervaded this country and was so glaringly absent in France. In France, subversive groups worked to produce chaos and anarchy to effect a breakdown of law and order (see Fire in the Minds of Men, by James Billington for a fine exposition of the theology behind the French Revolution). Law was purposely undermined. The Biblical foundations of society were overthrown and society was restructured upon a totally new basis - the radical ideal of human rights and equality (which are pseudonyms for Statist absolutism). True human rights were completely ignored in France.