The National Socialist doctrine incorporates seven principles, which are the basis for all sound human development and progress. These tenets were posited and defined as follows by Lincoln Rockwell upon the revival of the National Socialist movement in the postwar period:
I. We believe that an honest man can never be happy in a naked scramble for material gain and comfort, without some goal which he believes to be greater than himself, and for which he is willing to sacrifice his own egoism. That goal, for us, is the upward struggle of our race and the fight for the common good of our peoples.
II. We believe that society can function successfully, and therefore happily, only as an organism; that all parts benefit when each part performs the function for which it is best suited to produce a unified, single-purpose whole, which is then capable of outperforming any one part, the whole thus vastly increasing the powers of all cooperating parts, and the parts therefore subordinating a part of their freedom to the whole.
III. We believe that man makes genuine progress only when he approaches Nature humbly, and accepts and applies her eternal laws.
IV. We believe that struggle is the vital element of all evolutionary progress and the very essence of life itself.
V. We believe that no man is entitled to the services and products of the labor of his fellow men, unless he contributes at least an equal amount of goods or services of his own production or invention.
VI. We believe that it is to the advantage of society to see that every honest man has the freedom and opportunity to achieve his maximum potential by preserving his health, protecting him from unforeseeable and ruinous catastrophes, educating him to capacity in the areas of his abilities, and guarding him against economic and political exploitation.
VII. We believe that Adolf Hitler was the gift of an inscrutable Providence to a world on the brink of Jewish-Bolshevik catastrophe, and that only the blazing spirit of this heroic man can give us the strength and inspiration to rise from the depths of persecution and hatred, to bring the world a new birth of radiant idealism, realistic peace, international order and social justice for all men.
These seven principles are the rock of our faith. We hold them to be fundamental, absolute, representing timeless truth. They will not change. With them, we shall move the world.