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First Principles: There Are Primary Truths, Or First Principles, On Which All Subsequent Reasoning Must Depend

“In disquisitions of every kind there are certain primary truths, or first principles, upon which all subsequent reasoning must depend.” – Alexander Hamilton (1788)      

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First Principles: Of Those Who Have Overturned Republican Liberty, Most Have Begun By Courting the People and Ending Tyrants

“Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants.” – Alexander Hamilton (1787)      

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First Principles: In Disquisitions of Every Kind There Are Primary Truths, or First Principles, Upon Which All Subsequent Reasoning Must Depend

“In disquisitions of every kind there are certain primary truths, or first principles, upon which all subsequent reasoning must depend.” – Alexander Hamilton (1788)    

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First Principles: Humanity’s Sacred Rights Are Written By the Hand of the Divinity Not To Be Removed or Hidden By Mortal Power

“The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and … Continue reading

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First Principles: May We Never Sacrifice Our Liberties

“However weak our country may be, I hope we shall never sacrifice our liberties.” – Alexander Hamilton (1790) Wouldn’t it be great if the Democrats would remember this?    

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First Principles: Liberty’s Enthusiasm Makes Humanity Rise In Acts of Bravery and Heroism

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”– Alexander Hamilton    

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First Principles: A Sacred Respect for Constitutional Law Is the Vital Principle Sustaining Our Republic’s Security

“If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws — the first growing out of the last… … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Has Never Been A Democracy That Did Not Commit Suicide

“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” – John Adams (and that’s why we’re a republic and not a democracy says every right thinking … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Evidence for Christianity Is In Favor of Its Authenticity

“I have carefully examined the evidences of the Christian religion, and if I was sitting as a juror upon its authenticity I would unhesitatingly give my verdict in its favor.” – Alexander Hamilton  

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First Principles: A Key Duty of the Executive Is To Promote Unity

“The ingredients which constitute energy in the Executive are, first, unity…” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist Paper, Number 70    

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