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First Principles: Ambition Must Be Made To Counteract Ambition

“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Constitution’s Oath On All American Officers Against Perjury Is An Acknowledgment of God’s Being and Providence

“The Constitution enjoins an oath upon all the officers of the United States. This is a direct appeal to that God Who is the avenger of perjury. Such an appeal to Him is a full acknowledgement of His being and … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Future of America Not On the Power of Government, but, On Governing Ourselves In Accordance to the Ten Commandments

“We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Constitution Is Wholly Inadequate For the Government of Any Other Than A Moral and Religious People

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams    

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First Principles: The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms Shall Not Be Infringed Upon. Period.

“The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period.” – Donald Trump    

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First Principles: Basic To Our Constitution Is That Nobody Is Above the Law

“I think a basic principle of our Constitution is nobody above the law.” – Barack Obama Seven pages of quotations from Mr. Obama and this is the closest that I could find comporting to the founding principles of our nation.   … Continue reading

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First Principles: Constitutions Act As Restraint On the Hasty Action of the Majority

“Constitutions are checks upon the hasty action of the majority. They are the self-imposed restraints of a whole people upon a majority of them to secure sober action and a respect for the rights of the minority.” – William Howard Taft … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Pledge of American Allegiance Should Be Directed At the Constitution and Bill of Rights

“I also wish that the Pledge of Allegiance were directed at the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as it is when the President takes his oath of office, rather than to the flag and the nation” – Carl Sagan   … Continue reading

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First Principles: One Great Object of the Constitution Was To Restrain Majorities From Oppressing Minorities or Encroaching On Their Just Rights

“One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.” – James K. Polk    

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First Principles: Neither the Wisest Constitution Nor the Wisest Laws Will Secure the Liberty and Happiness of A People Whose Manners Are Universally Corrupt

“Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” – Samuel Adams (1749)    

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