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First Principles: It Is the Duty of All Nations To Acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, To Obey His Will, To Be Grateful For His Benefits and Humbly To Implore His Protection and Favors

“It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.” – George Washington, Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1789

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First Principles: The Second Office of This Government Is Honorable and Easy, the First Is But A Splendid Misery

“The second office of this government is honorable & easy, the first is but a splendid misery.” – Thomas Jefferson (1797)

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First Principles: Observe Good Faith and Justice Towards All Nations. Cultivate Peace and Harmony With All

“Observe good faith and justice towards all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.” – George Washington

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First Principles: The Care of Human Life and Happiness and Not Their Destruction, Is the First and Only Legitimate Object of Good Government

“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” – Thomas Jefferson (1809)

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First Principles: It Is the Duty of All Nations To Acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, To Obey His Will, To be Grateful For His Benefits and Humbly To Implore His Protection and Favor

“It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor.” George Washington (1789)

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First Principles: Facts Are Stubborn Things and Whatever May Be Our Wishes, Our Inclination or the Dictates of Our Passions, They Cannot Alter the State of the Facts and Evidence

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams (1770)

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First Principles: Republics Are Created By the Virtue, Public Spirit and Intelligence of the Citizens

“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Religion and Good Morals Are the Only Solid Foundation of Public Liberty and Happiness

“Religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of public liberty and happiness.” – Samuel Adams

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First Principles: We Should Be Unfaithful To Ourselves If We Should Ever Lose Sight of the Danger To Our Liberties, If Anything Partial…Should Infect the Purity of Our Free…Elections

“We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.” – John Adams (1797)

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First Principles: In Regard To Religion, Mutual Toleration In the Different Professions There Is What All Good and Candid Minds In All Ages Have Ever Practiced and…Inculcated On Mankind

“In regard to religion, mutual toleration in the different professions thereof is what all good and candid minds in all ages have ever practised, and, both by precept and example, inculcated on mankind.” – Samuel Adams

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