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First Principles: Guard With Jealous Attention the Public Liberty. Suspect Every One Who Approaches That Jewel

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” – Patrick Henry (1788)

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First Principles: Democracy Will Soon Degenerate Into 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

“[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: Every Man Who Loves His Country…Ought To…Be Able To Set A Due Value On the Means of Preserving It

“Every man who loves peace, every man who loves his country, every man who loves liberty, ought to have it ever before his eyes, that he may cherish in his heart a due attachment to the Union of America, and … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: By Liberty, I Mean the Assurance That Every Man Shall Be Protected In Doing What He Believes His Duty Against the Influence of Authority and Majorities, Custom, and Opinion

“By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.” – Lord Acton (1834-1902)

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First Principles: To Render Us Again One People Acting As One Nation Should Be the Object of Every Man Really A Patriot

“To render us again one people acting as one nation should be the object of every man really a patriot.” – Thomas Jefferson (1801)

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First Principles: To Restore…Harmony…To Render Us Again One People Acting As One Nation Should Be the Object of Every Man Really A Patriot

“To restore … harmony … to render us again one people acting as one nation should be the object of every man really a patriot.” —Thomas Jefferson (1801)

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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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