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First Principles: The Natural Cure For An Ill-Administration, In A Popular or Representative Constitution, Is A Change of Men

“The natural cure for an ill-administration, in a popular or representative constitution, is a change of men.” – Alexander Hamilton (1787)

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First Principles: I Consider Trial by Jury As the Only Anchor Ever Yet Imagined By Man, By Which A Government Can Be Held To the Principles of Its Constitution

“I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.” – Thomas Jefferson

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First Principles: I Cannot Undertake To Lay My Finger On That Article of the Constitution Which Granted A Right To Congress of Expending, On Objects of Benevolence, the Money of Their Constituents…”

“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents…” – James Madison

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First Principles: The Constitution Is the Guide Which I Will Never Abandon

” The Constitution Is the Guide Which I Will Never Abandon.” – George Washington

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First Principles: The Present Constitution Is the Standard To Which We Are To Cling. Under Its Banners, Bona Fide Must We Combat Our Political Foes

“The present Constitution is the standard to which we are to cling. Under its banners, bona fide must we combat our political foes.” – Alexander Hamilton (1802)

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First Principles: A Constitution of Government Once Changed From Freedom, Can Never Be Restored. Liberty, Once Lost, Is Lost Forever.

“But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” – John Adams (1775) And this is what happens with the next president of the United States having been selected and … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Present Constitution Is the Standard To Which We Are To Cling…Rejecting All Changes But Through the Channel Itself Provides For Amendments

“The present Constitution is the standard to which we are to cling. Under its banners, bona fide must we combat our political foes — rejecting all changes but through the channel itself provides for amendments.” – Alexander Hamilton (1802)

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Thought For the Day: Liberty Lies In the Hearts of Men and Women. When It Dies There, No Constitution, No Law, No Court Can Do Much To Help It

‘Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women. When it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can do much to help it.’” – Judge Learned Hand

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First Principles: Our Constitution Was Made Only For A Moral and Religious People. It Is Wholly Inadequate To the Government of Any Other.

“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 Present Constitution Is the Standard To Which We Are To Cling. Under Its Banners, Bona Fide Must We Combat Our Political Foes

“The present Constitution is the standard to which we are to cling. Under its banners, bona fide must we combat our political foes.” – Alexander Hamilton (1802)

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