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First Principles: Without Morals, A Republic Cannot Subsist For Any Length of Time

“Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time. They therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure and which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, … Continue reading

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First Principles: All the Authority of the Declaration of Independence rests… On the Harmonizing Sentiments of the Day, Whether Expressed In Conversation, In Letters, Printed Essays, Or In the Elementary Books of Public Right, As Aristotle, Cicero, Locke, Sidney, et al

“All [the] authority [of the Declaration of Independence] rests … on the harmonizing sentiments of the day, whether expressed in conversation, in letters, printed essays, or in the elementary books of public right, as Aristotle, Cicero, Locke, Sidney, … ” – Thomas … Continue reading

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First Principles: This Was the Object of the Declaration of Independence…To Place Before Mankind…the Common Sense of…the American Mind…Harmonizing the Sentiments of the Day

“This was the object of the Declaration of Independence. Not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of, not merely to say things which had never been said before; but to place before mankind the common … Continue reading

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First Principles: Is It Not That the Declaration of Independence First Organized the Social Compact On the Foundation of the Redeemer’s Mission Upon Earth? – That It Laid the Cornerstone of Human Government On the First Precepts of Christianity

“Is it not that in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? – that it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation? Is it … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Declaration of Independence Rests … On The Harmonizing Sentiments of the Day, Whether Expressed In Conversation, In Letters, Printed Essays, Or In the Elementary Books of Public Right, As Aristotle, Cicero, Locke, Sidney, Et al.

“All [the] authority [of the Declaration of Independence] rests … on the harmonizing sentiments of the day, whether expressed in conversation, in letters, printed essays, or in the elementary books of public right, as Aristotle, Cicero, Locke, Sidney, &c.” – Thomas Jefferson, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Declaration of Independence Is the Ring-Bolt To the Chain of Our Nation’s Destiny…the Principles Contained In That Instrument Are Saving Principles

 “I have said that the Declaration of Independence is the ring-bolt to the chain of your nation’s destiny. … The principles contained in that instrument are saving principles.” – Frederick Douglass          

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First Principles: In A Single Sentence of Self-Evident Truth, the Founding Fathers Put…the Broad Basis of Man’s Relationship To God, Government and To Mankind

 “The Declaration of Independence is the all-time masterpiece of ideological simplification. There in a single sentence of self-evident truth, the founding Fathers put into clear, easily understandable focus, the broad basis of man’s relationship to God, to government, and to … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident, That All Mankind Is Created Equal

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – Declaration of Independence   … Continue reading

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Consent of the Governed

Continuing in a series of poems about the establishment of our republican form of government and life under the rule of law as set out in our constitution: Consent of the Governed by Michael Doyle The standards are set by … Continue reading

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On the 1619 Project

An ahistorical work that seeks to repudiate the founding principles of America won the Pulitzer Prize today.   In my eyes, all luster is now gone to both the Nobel prizes and the Pulitzer with this move.   It’s not … Continue reading

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