Tag Archives: Essential

Thought For the Day: Twitter Serves As the De Facto Public Town Square. Free Speech Is Essential To A Functioning Democracy.

“Twitter serves as the de facto public town square. Free speech is essential to a functioning democracy.” – Elon Musk

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First Principles: Energy In the Executive Is…Essential to the Protection of the Community Against Foreign Attacks

“Energy in the executive is a leading character in the definition of good government. It is essential to the protection of the community against foreign attacks; it is not less essential to the steady administration of the laws; to the … Continue reading

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First Principles: To Maintain the Ascendancy of the Constitution Over the Lawmaking Majority Is the Great and Essential Point On Which the Success of the American System Must Depend

“To maintain the ascendancy of the Constitution over the lawmaking majority is the great and essential point on which the success of the [American] system must depend; unless that ascendancy can be preserved, the necessary consequence must be that the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Nothing Is More Essential To the Establishment of Manners In State Than All Persons Employed In Places of Power and Trust Must Be Men of Unexceptional Characters

“Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of unexceptionable characters.” – Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775

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First Principles: They That Can Give Up Essential Liberty To Purchase A Little Temporary Safety, Deserve Neither Liberty Nor Safety

“They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin (1759)

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First Principles: The Belief In A God All Powerful Wise and Good, Is…Essential To the Moral Order of the World

“The belief in a God All Powerful wise and good, is so essential to the moral order of the world and to the happiness of man, that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources nor adapted … Continue reading

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First Principles: 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

“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.” – Federal Farmer (1787)

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Thought For the Day: Solitude, Though It May Be Silent As Light, Is Like Light, the Mightiest of Agencies; For Solitude Is Essential To Man

“Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone; all leave it alone.” – Thomas De Quincey, writer (15 Aug 1785-1859)

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First Principles: They That Can Give Up Essential Liberty To Purchase A Little Temporary Safety, Deserve Neither Liberty Nor Safety

“They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin (1759)

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First Principles: Far From Being Rivals or Enemies, Religion and Law Are Twin Sisters, Friends, and Mutual Assistants

“Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other. The divine law, as discovered by reason and the moral sense, forms an essential part of … Continue reading

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