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First Principles: Those Citing Scriptures In Support of the Bondage of Slavery Are Reminded of Its Consequences to Egypt

“[E]ven the sacred Scriptures had been quoted to justify this iniquitous traffic. It is true that the Egyptians held the Israelites in bondage for four hundred years, . . . but . . . gentlemen cannot forget the consequences that … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Flourishing Nation Depends On Virtue

“It is certainly true that a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people.”  – Richard Henry Lee (1786), Signer of the Declaration of Independence and President of the Continental Congress  

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