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First Principles: Government Is Instituted To Protect Property of Every Sort

“Government is instituted to protect property of every sort; as well that which lies in the various rights of individuals, as that which the term particularly expresses. This being the end of government, that alone is a just government which … Continue reading

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First Principles: Democracy Will Soon Degenerate Into An Anarchy, Such An Anarchy That Every Man Will Do What is Right In His Own Own Eyes

“[D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man’s life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these … Continue reading

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First Principles: Where the Press Is Free and Every Man Able To Read, All Is Safe

“Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.” – Thomas Jefferson, to Charles Yancey (1816)

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Thought For the Day: Crime Is Contagious. If the Government Becomes A Lawbreaker, It Breeds Contempt For the Law

“Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law breaker, it breeds contempt for the law.” – Justice Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941)

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Thought For the Day: The Battleline Between Good and Evil Runs Through the Heart of Every Man

“The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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First Principles: Every Man Ought To Be Protected In Worshipping the Deity According to the Dictates of His Own Conscience

“I have often expressed my sentiments, that every man, conducting himself as a good citizen, and being accountable to God alone for his religious opinions, ought to be protected in worshipping the Deity according to the dictates of his own … Continue reading

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First Principles: The True and Only Basis of Representative Government Is Equality of Rights

“The true and only basis of representative government is equality of rights. Every man has a right to one vote, and no more in the choice of representatives.” – Thomas Paine, in Dissertation on First Principles of Government (1795)   … Continue reading

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Jamestown Remembered

I had the opportunity as a child to live in Virginia for a time.   There were three cities we visited in some sort of historical triangle:  Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown.  It would not be wrong to believe that viewing … Continue reading

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First Principles: Matters of Faith Must Be Left To the Conviction and Conscience of Every Person

“Because we hold it for a fundamental and undeniable truth, “that religion or the duty which we owe to our Creator and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence.” … Continue reading

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