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First Principles: A Corrupt Press Deceives, Inflames, Dishonors Virtue, Stokes the Flames of Faction and Ends Its Own Enemy

“We are, heart and soul, friends to the freedom of the press. It is however, the prostituted companion of liberty, and somehow or other, we know not how, its efficient auxiliary. It follows the substance like its shade; but while … Continue reading

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First Principles: An Active Executive Is Essential To Good Government

“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: Division Is Naturally Sown Among Mankind

“The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 10 (1787)    

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First Principles: Man’s Very Nature Causes Faction

“The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man.” —James Madison, Federalist No. 10 (1787) To read our founding fathers’ thoughts on faction please see: http://www.constitution.org/fed/federa10.htm    

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First Principles: Beware of A Corrupt Press

“[The press] corrupts, it deceives, it inflames. It strips virtue of her honors, and lends to faction its wildfire and its poisoned arms, and in the end is its own enemy and the usurper’s ally. It would be easy to … Continue reading

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