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First Principles: United America Is Formidable To Foreign Ambition

“America united with a handful of troops, or without a single soldier, exhibits a more forbidding posture to foreign ambition than America disunited, with a hundred thousand veterans ready for combat.” – James Madison (1787)    

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First Principles: A Government of Unjust Laws Cannot Stand Before An Armed People

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are … Continue reading

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First Principles: Standing Armies Cannot Impose Unjust Laws When the People Are Sufficiently Armed

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are … Continue reading

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First Principles: Legal Immigration To America Has Always Been Open To Those Wishing to Somewhat Assimilate and Are of Decent Conduct and Propriety

“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by … Continue reading

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Jenny Lind

P. T. Barnum once said something like the greatest art is the art of making people happy.  Personally, I think he was really onto something with this.  Then again, as the child that I’ve always been, I’ve always loved a … Continue reading

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First Principles: Act Worthy Of Yourselves

“Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: America Is Herself When Engaged In High Moral Principle

“America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world.” – … Continue reading

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First Principles: Peace Is Better Than War; War Is Better than Tribute

“It is a principle incorporated into the settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, war is better than tribute.” – James Madison (1816)      

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First Principles: Let Us Rely On the Goodness of Our Causes and the Aid of God

“Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions.” – George Washington, in his General Orders (1776) … Continue reading

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First Principles: America’s Bosom Is Open To Those With Merit and Act Decent and Have Proper Conduct

“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by … Continue reading

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