Category Archives: First Principles

First Principles: And We Know That God Causes Everything To Work Together For the Good of Those Who Love God and Are Called According To His Purpose For Them

 “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” – Romans 8:28

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First Principles: The Natural Progress of Things Is For Liberty To Yield and Government To Gain Ground

“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” – Thomas Jefferson (1788)

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First Principles: The Eyes of the World Being Thus On Our Country, It Is Put the More On Its Good Behavior

“The eyes of the world being thus on our Country, it is put the more on its good behavior, and under the greater obligation also, to do justice to the Tree of Liberty by an exhibition of the fine fruits … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is Proper You Should Understand What I Deem the Essential Principles of Our Government…Equal and Exact Justice To All Men, of Whatever Persuasion, Religious or Political

“It is proper you should understand what I deem the essential principles of our Government. … Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever persuasion, religious or political.” – Thomas Jefferson (1801)

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First Principles: There Is But One Straight Course, and That Is To Seek Truth And Pursue Steadily

“There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.” —George Washington (1795-

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First Principles: Public Virtue Cannot Exist In A Nation Without Private, and Public Virtue Is the Only Foundation of Republics

“Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Place Economy Among the First and Most Important of Republican Virtues, and Public Debt As the Greatest of the Dangers To Be Feared

“I … place economy among the first and most important of republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared.” – Thomas Jefferson (1816)

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First Principles: The Most Sacred of the Duties of A Government Is To Do Equal and Impartial Justice To All Citizens

“The most sacred of the duties of a government [is] to do equal and impartial justice to all citizens.” —Thomas Jefferson (1816)

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First Principles: Wisdom, and Good Examples Are Necessary At This Time To Rescue the Political Machine From the Impending Storm

“Wisdom, and good examples are necessary at this time to rescue the political machine from the impending storm.” – George Washington, Letter to James Madison (November 5, 1786)

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First Principles: As Riches Increase and Accumulate In Few Hands…the Tendency of Things Will Be To Depart From the Republican Standard

“As riches increase and accumulate in few hands, as luxury prevails in society, virtue will be in a greater degree considered as only a graceful appendage of wealth, and the tendency of things will be to depart from the republican … Continue reading

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