Tag Archives: Commentaries On the Constitution of the United States

First Principles: Republics Are Created By the Virtue, Public Spirit, and Intelligence of the Citizens. They Fall, When the Wise Are Banished From the Public Councils…

“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Right of the Citizens To Keep and Bear Arms Has Justly Been Considered As the Palladium of the Liberties of the Republic

“The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of the republic; since it offers a strong moral check against usurpation and arbitrary power of the rulers; and will … Continue reading

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First Principles: Republics Are Lost When Flattery Is Favored Over Truth

“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Establishment Clause Served to Prevent A National Church

“The real object of the Amendment was, not to countenance, much less advance Mahommedianism, or Judaism, or infidelity, by prostrating Christianity; but to exclude all rivalry among Christian sects, and to prevent any national ecclesiastical establishment, which should give to … Continue reading

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