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Thought For the Day: The Founders of the United States Believed Our Leaders Would Always Be Honest and Honorable

“The drafters of the Constitution had made on simple but far reaching error.  They’d assumed the people selected by the People to manage the nation would be as honest and honorable as they’d been.  One could almost hear the “Oops!” … Continue reading

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First Principles: Christianity Introduced The Moral Precepts That Form the Base Of Our Republic

“The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His apostles… This is genuine Christianity and to this we owe our free constitutions of government.” “The moral principles and precepts found in the Scriptures ought to … Continue reading

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First Principles: An Objective Standard of Right and Wrong Morality Is Best Applied To the Affairs of Mankind

“If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what better principle can the friends of mankind apply than to the sense of this difference?” – … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Republic’s Most Sacred Duty Is An Inviolable Respect for the Constitution and Laws

“If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws – the first growing out of the last.” … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Constitution Was Meant For A Moral People

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”  – John Adams (1798) Times like these require and deserve a reminder of this.  The truth.  Plain and simple, … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Constitution’s Meaning Is A Matter of Plain Meaning

“On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Virtue Is the Foundation of A Free Constitution

“The only foundation of a free Constitution is pure virtue.” – John Adams (1776) A person seems to keep wanting me to say something more than the founders of our republic said.  The choice posed to me is am I … Continue reading

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First Principles: Be Deliberate In Planning and Implementing Laws

“In planning, forming, and arranging laws, deliberation is always becoming, and always useful.” – James Wilson      

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First Principles: The People Have A Right To Redress Governmental Excess

“If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers, the people … must appeal to the standard they have formed, and take such measures to redress the injury done … Continue reading

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First Principles: Protection of Person and Property Are the Two Proper Aims of Government

“It is sufficiently obvious, that persons and property are the two great subjects on which Governments are to act; and that the rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was … Continue reading

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