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First Principles: The Best Hope In Continuing Our Republic Is In Proper Moral and Religious Training of Our Children

“The only ground of hope for the continuance of our free institutions is in the proper moral and religious training of the children, that they may be prepared to discharge aright the duties of men and citizens.” – Zachary Taylor  

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First Principles: As Religion Is the Solid Basis of Good Moral, Education Should Include Teaching Our Duties Toward God

“Religion is the solid basis of good morals; therefore education should teach the precepts of religion, and the duties of man toward God.” – Gouverneur Morris      

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First Principles: Heavy Taxation Reduces Consumption Which In Turn Reduces Revenue

“If duties are too high, they lessen the consumption; the collection is eluded; and the product to the treasury is not so great as when they are confined within proper and moderate bounds. This forms a complete barrier against any … Continue reading

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First Principles: Moderate Taxes Produce Greater Revenue Than Excessive Taxation

“If duties are too high, they lessen the consumption; the collection is eluded; and the product to the treasury is not so great as when they are confined within proper and moderate bounds.” – Alexander Hamilton (1787)       … Continue reading

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First Principles: Good Morals Are the Only True Support of Good Government

“For avoiding the extremes of despotism or anarchy… the only ground of hope must be on the morals of the people.  I believe that religion is the only solid base of morals and that morals are the only possible support … Continue reading

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First Principles: Radical Change Starts In the Minds and Hearts

“But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments, … Continue reading

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