Category Archives: First Principles

First Principles: America Flourishes Due To Our Commitment To Good Character and Dedication to Liberty and Justice For All

“Our Founding Fathers understood that our country would survive and flourish if our Nation was committed to good character and an unyielding dedication to liberty and justice for all.” – George W. Bush      

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First Principles: Just As War is Freedom’s Cost, Disagreement Is Freedom’s Privilege

“Just as war is freedom’s cost, disagreement is freedom’s privilege.” – William J. Clinton    

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First Principles: When Planning For Posterity, Remember That Virtue Is Not Hereditary

“When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.” – Thomas Paine (1776)    

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First Principles: History Is A Book With Many Pages Filled With Acts of Hopefulness and Meaning

“But I see history as a book with many pages–and each day we fill a page with acts of hopefulness and meaning.” – George H. W. Bush    

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First Principles: Either We Control the Government, Or, the Government Controls Us

“Either you will control your government, or government will control you.” – Ronald Reagan    

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First Principles: We Must Adjust To Changing Times and Still Hold To Unchanging Principles

“We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.” – Jimmy Carter    

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First Principles: A Strong Defense Is the Surest Way To Peace

“A strong defense is the surest way to peace. Strength makes detente attainable. Weakness invites war, as my generation – my generation – knows from four very bitter experiences. Just as America’s will for peace is second to none, so … Continue reading

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First Principles: Public Information Should Be Provided To the People To Keep Them Capable of Determining Their Own Destiny

“When information which properly belongs to the public is systematically withheld by those in power, the people soon become ignorant of their own affairs, distrustful of those who manage them, and — eventually — incapable of determining their own destinies.” … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Must Never Be A Separation of Religious Values From the Lives of Public Servants

“We need to remember that the separation of church and state must never mean the separation of religious values from the lives of public servants. . . If we who serve free men today are to differ from the tyrants … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Are As A People Opposed To Secret Societies, To Secret Oaths and To Secret Proceedings

“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.” – John F. Kennedy President Kennedy would be ashamed … Continue reading

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