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First Thoughts: America’s Fundamental Principle Amounts To Equal Treatment Under the Law for All Persons

“[I]t is proper you should understand what I deem the essential principles of our Government… Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever persuasion, religious or political.” – Thomas Jefferson (1801)        

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First Principles: The People Should Be Well Armed and Instructed In the Art of Using These Arms

“To preserve Liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”  – Richard Henry Lee          

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First Principles: Law Should Have Just and Corresponding Punishment For Disobedience

“It is essential to the idea of a law, that it be attended with a sanction; or, in other words, a penalty or punishment for disobedience.” – Alexander Hamilton (1787)    

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First Principles: A Good Moral Character Is the First Essential In A Man

“[A] good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should … Continue reading

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First Principles: From Youth We Must Strive To Be Learned and Virtuous

“A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is Essential To Our Republic To Bear Arms and Know How To Use Them

“To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them… The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a … Continue reading

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First Principles: Perseverance Is Essential To Victory

“I have not yet begun to fight.” – John Paul Jones The story behind this quote as a retort in a battle that seemed all but lost and yet was turned around into a victory is told here: http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/johnpauljones.htm As … Continue reading

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