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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Particular

There was really something quietly particular That made this revolution a bit irregular The idea that the people should live Freely with all the rights God does give No longer shackled to a rule of man But given the right … Continue reading

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Washington’s Legacy

Washington’s Legacy by Michael Romani Looking back on the edges of history Today, I am thinking how Washington Aided by others acted to save his legacy Like most creatures, born of necessity Sown were the bitter fruits of American victory … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Constitution Is Not Written On Blank Pages

“Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written Constitution. Let us not make it a blank paper by construction.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to Wilson Nicholas, 1803 Every word in the Constitution either means something of particular intent or … Continue reading

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First Principles: Neither the Constitution Nor Law Protects A Corrupt People

“[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” –Samuel Adams (1749) How about that, the Founders called out the conditions of today more than we might … Continue reading

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First Principles: Guard Public Liberty Attentively

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel.  Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” –Patrick Henry, in a speech at the Virginia … Continue reading

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First Principles: Mankind Has A Propensity Toward Despotism

“How prone all human institutions have been to decay; how subject the best-formed and most wisely organized governments have been to lose their check and totally dissolve; how difficult it has been for mankind, in all ages and countries, to … Continue reading

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First Principles: Government Branches Should Be Balanced To Protect Our Security

“The true principle of government is this – make the system compleat in its structure; give a perfect proportion and balance to its parts; and the powers you give it will never affect your security.” — Alexander Hamilton, Remarks in … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Law’s Propriety Has Be Determined Based On Natural Law

“The propriety of a law, in a constitutional light, must always be determined by the nature of the powers upon which it is founded.” —  Alexander Hamilton, in Federalist No. 33 (1788) The text of Federalist No. 33 may be read here: http://www.constitution.org/fed/federa33.htmContinue reading

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First Principles: Democracy Leads To Licentiousness Not Liberty

“The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty.” –Fisher Ames, speech in the Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788 One need only look at the recent law passed by California in … Continue reading

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Happy Constitution Day!!

Constitution Day or Citizenship Day is a federal observance normally observed on September 17th.  On that day in 1787, the delegates at the Constitution Convention signed the Constitution in Philadelphia!!  When the 17th falls on a weekend, the observance is … Continue reading

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