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First Principles: Christianity Must Be the Basis of Government Intended To Secure the Rights and Privileges of A Free People

“In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed. … No truth is more evident to my mind than that the … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Sacred Respect for Constitutional Law Is the Vital Principle Sustaining Our Republic’s Security

“If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws — the first growing out of the last… … Continue reading

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First Principles: Without Morals A Republic Cannot Subsist Any Length of Time

“Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure (and) which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Religion and Virtue Are the Foundation of Free Government and Human Society

“Religion and Virtue are the only Foundations, not only of Republicanism and of all free Government, but of Social Felicity under all Governments and in all the Combinations of human Society.” – John Adams (1811)    

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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: The Greatest Threat To Today Is the Climate of Dishonesty

“The greatest threat to American democracy isn’t communism, jihadism or any other external force or foreign power.  It’s our own willingness to tolerate dishonesty in service of party, and in pursuit of power.” – Michael Bloomberg While I disagree with … Continue reading

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First Principles: Without Free Thought There Cannot Be Free Speech, Public Liberty Or Wisdom

“Without freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech.” – Benjamin Franklin (1722)      

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First Principles: The Foundations of Public Policy Must Be Private Morality

“The foundations of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality, and the preeminence of free government be exemplified by all the attributes which can win the affections of its citizens, and command … Continue reading

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First Principles: Good Morals Are the Only True Support of Good Government

“For avoiding the extremes of despotism or anarchy… the only ground of hope must be on the morals of the people.  I believe that religion is the only solid base of morals and that morals are the only possible support … Continue reading

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