Tag Archives: All Mankind

First Principles: All Men Having Power Ought To Be Distrusted

“All men having power ought to be distrusted…” – James Madison (1787)

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Thought For the Day: We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident, That All Mankind Is Created Equal

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – Declaration of Independence   … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Militia When Properly Formed Are In Fact the People Themselves

“A militia when properly formed are in fact the people themselves… and include all men capable of bearing arms. . . To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms.” – Richard Henry Lee, … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Plant of Liberty Is So Tender That It Cannot Thrive In the Neighborhood of Slavery

“Ye men of sense and virtue – Ye advocates for American Liberty, rouse up and espouse the cause of humanity and general liberty. Bear a testimony against a vice which degrades human nature, and dissolves that universal tie of benevolence … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Doctrine of Liberty and Equality Is An Article In the Political Creed of the United States

“Before the formation of this Constitution, it had been affirmed as a self evident truth, in the declaration of Independence, very deliberately made by the Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled that, “all men are created … Continue reading

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First Principles: Happy Fourth of July!

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson, in The Declaration of … Continue reading

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First Principles: Every Master of Slaves Is A Petty Tyrant Bringing Judgment of Heaven On Their Nations

“Every master of slaves is born a petty tyrant. They bring the judgement of heaven upon a country. As nations cannot be rewarded or punished in the next world, they must be in this. By an inevitable chain of causes … Continue reading

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