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First Principles: Better Too Much Liberty Than Too Little

“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.” — Thomas Jefferson (Letter to Archibald Stuart – 1791)

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First Principles: Bad Men Cannot Be Good Citizens

“Bad men cannot make good citizens. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience are incompatible with freedom.” – Patrick Henry Those who say that what a person does in private does not concern the public square might want … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Republic Is Predicated on Christian Tolerance

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have … Continue reading

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First Principles: Good and Wise Government Is Dependent On Family

“[T]hat important and respectable, though small and sometimes neglected establishment, which is denominated a family…[The family is] the principle of the community; it is that seminary, on which the commonwealth, for its manners as well as its numbers, must ultimately … Continue reading

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First Principles: Religious Liberty

Yesterday was the National Day of Prayer.  Because of this I took a little time off to do just that.  There can be no more worthy a pursuit than to pray and meditate on the state of the United States … Continue reading

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First Principles

This post will serve to begin an exploration of the founding principles for the United States of America.  The purpose being to familiarize us all with the viewpoints and beliefs of our nation’s founding fathers. To start this whole thing … Continue reading

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