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First Principles: Our Constitution Was Made Only For A Moral and Religious People

“Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.” – John Adams

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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: The Instability of Our Laws Is Really An Immense Evil

“The instability of our laws is really an immense evil. I think it would be well to provide in our constitutions that there shall always be a twelve-month between the ingross-ing a bill & passing it: that it should then … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Constitution Is Not the Act of A Government, But of A People Constituting A Government, and A Government Without A Constitution Is A Power Without Right

“A Constitution is not the act of a Government, but of a people constituting a government, and a government without a constitution is a power without right.” – Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791

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First Principles: I Consider the Foundation of the Constitution As Laid On This Ground That ‘All Powers Not Delegated To the United States, By the Constitution, Nor Prohibited By It To the States, Are Reserved To the States Or To the People

“I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that ‘all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people.’ … Continue reading

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Echo Chambered

Echo Chamberedby Michael DoyleI’ve tried to fit inBut here we are againSo many interested in the echoChambered and not the ebb and flowTo me, I find a lot to think onAs I watch life’s tides flowToo little time for arguing … Continue reading

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First Principles: What Is the Most Sacred Duty…In A Republic?…An Inviolable Respect for the Constitution and Laws – the First Growing Out of the Last

“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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Thought For the Day: If Children Do Not Understand the Constitution, They Cannot Understand How Our Government Functions, Or What Their Rights and Responsibilities Are As Citizens of the United States

“If children do not understand the Constitution, they cannot understand how our government functions, or what their rights and responsibilities are as citizens of the United States.” – Chief Justice John Roberts

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First Principles: 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

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

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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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