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First Principles: True Law Is Certain and Universal On All of Society

“Nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.”  – Benjamin Rush (1788)      

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First Principles: Honor Forbids Us To Surrender Freedom

“Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Are Either A United Nation Or Not A Nation

“We are either a United people, or we are not. If the former, let us, in all matters of general concern act as a nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support. If we are … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is Paramount To Distinguish Political and Social Opposition

“It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred … Continue reading

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