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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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First Principles: An Active Executive Is Essential To Good Government

“Energy in the executive is a leading character in the definition of good government. It is essential to the protection of the community against foreign attacks; it is not less essential to the steady administration of the laws; to the … Continue reading

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First Principles: As Wealth Accumulates In Few Hands, Virtue Will Decrease and Society 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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First Principles: When the Press Corrupts Politics, It is the Press That Is The Means of Our Political Regeneration

“It is the press which has corrupted our political morals — and it is to the press we must look for the means of our political regeneration.”– Alexander Hamilton, 1804 Yes, Virginia, this is not the first time that the … Continue reading

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