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An Incident of Oxford Compilation

An Incident of Oxford Compilationby Michael DoyleIn my mind gathered so silentlyI pray against evil so vigilantlyIn the darkness of a blind alleyLost among the madmen in the galleryThough words come at me namedLanguage itself will not be tamedIt grows … Continue reading

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First Principles: One Great Object of the Constitution Was To Restrain Majorities From Oppressing Minorities or Encroaching On Their Just Rights

“One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.” – James K. Polk    

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First Principles: Power Is of An Encroaching Nature and Must Be Restrained

“It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it.” – James Madison (1788)    

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First Principles: Power’s Encroaching Nature Must Be Restrained

“It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it.” – James Madison, in Federalist 48    

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First Principles: Power Should Be Restrained

“It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it.”  – James Madison, in Federalist 48 (1787) To read Federalist 48 in its entirety: http://www.constitution.org/fed/federa48.htm   … Continue reading

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