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First Principles: When We Assumed the Soldier, We Did Not Lay Aside the Citizen

“When we assumed the soldier, we did not lay aside the citizen; and we shall most sincerely rejoice with you in the happy hour when the establishment of American Liberty, upon the most firm and solid foundations shall enable us … Continue reading

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First Principles: Sustaining Governance Depends On A Broad Base of Support

“The pyramid of government, and a republican government may well receive that beautiful and solid form, should be raised to a dignified altitude: but its foundations must, of consequence, be broad, and strong, and deep.” – James Wilson (1804)   … Continue reading

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