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First Principles: The Best Hope In Continuing Our Republic Is In Proper Moral and Religious Training of Our Children

“The only ground of hope for the continuance of our free institutions is in the proper moral and religious training of the children, that they may be prepared to discharge aright the duties of men and citizens.” – Zachary Taylor  

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First Principles: The First Duty of Every Citizen Is To Question Authority

“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” – Benjamin Franklin    

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Thought For the Day: Government Has No Right To Control Individual Liberty Beyond What Is Necessary To the Safety and Well-Being of Society

“Government has no right to control individual liberty beyond what is necessary to the safety and well-being of society. Such is the boundary which separates the power of the government and the liberty of the citizen or subject in the … Continue reading

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First Principles: The First Responsibility of Every Citizen Is To Question Authority

“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” – Benjamin Franklin      

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First Principles: It Is the Small Business Owners Who Have the Most Stake In Our Country and Community and Are Its Best Citizens

“The more people who own little businesses of their own, the safer our country will be, and the better off its cities and towns; for the people who have a stake in their country and their community are its best … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is the Responsibility of Every Citizen To Question Authority

“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” – Benjamin Franklin      

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First Principles: We Should Attend To the Higher Duties of Being Both Patriotic and Christian

“While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Distinguished Character of Patriot Is Made More Glorious By Being A Christian

‘To the distinguished Character of Patriot, it should be our highest Glory to add the more distinguished Character of Christian.’” – George Washington      

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First Principles: Heavy Taxation Reduces Consumption Which In Turn Reduces Revenue

“If duties are too high, they lessen the consumption; the collection is eluded; and the product to the treasury is not so great as when they are confined within proper and moderate bounds. This forms a complete barrier against any … Continue reading

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First Principles: To Be An American Is To Have A Just Sense of Patriotism

“The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.” – George Washington      

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