Tag Archives: Force

First Principles: Guard Public Liberty Vigilantly Against Anyone Who Seeks To Encroach On This

“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, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Interest of the Majority Does Not Set the Standard of Right Or Wrong

“There is no maxim in my opinion which is more liable to be misapplied, and which therefore needs elucidation than the current one that the interest of the majority is the political standard of right and wrong…. In fact it … Continue reading

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First Principles: Government Is Force Like Fire, A Dangerous Servant and Fearful Master

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” – George Washington    

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First Principles: A Government of Unjust Laws Cannot Stand Before An Armed People

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Politics Has Little Love of Truth and Accurate Reasoning

“The political spirit is the great force in throwing the love of truth and accurate reasoning into a secondary place.”  – John Viscount Morley (1838-1923)      

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First Principles: It is Our Duty To Resist Wrongful Force Exerted For Bad Purposes

“Has force, exerted for the purposes of malevolance, a right to command? Can it impose an obligation to obey? No. Resistance to such force is a right, and, if resistance can prove effectual, it is a duty also.” – James … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day: To Hold That Argument May Be Won By Force Is To Admit the Right To Silence People By Force

“If you admit that to silence your opponent by force is to win an intellectual argument, then you admit the right to silence people by force.” – Hans Eysenck (1916-1997)      

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First Principles: Virtue and Morality Are Necessary For Popular Free Government

“Virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule indeed extends with more or less force to every species of free Government.”  – George Washington (1796)        

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Thought For the Day: Love Is the Force Capable of Changing An Enemy Into A Friend

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. This begs the question, when did the Left become so entirely intolerant?    

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First Principles: Resistance To Malevolence Is A Right and Duty

“Has force, exerted for the purposes of malevolence, a right to command? Can it impose an obligation to obey? No. Resistance to such force is a right, and, if resistance can prove effectual, it is a duty also.”  – James … Continue reading

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