Tag Archives: Governance

First Principles: No Human Society Has Ever Been Able To Maintain Both Order and Freedom Apart From the Moral Precepts of the Christianity

“No human society has even been able to maintain both order and freedom, both cohesiveness and liberty apart from the moral precepts of the Christian religion…Should our republic ever forget this fundamental precept of governance this great experiment will then … Continue reading

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On Classical Liberalism

Classical liberalism without its foundation resting on God’s law is devoid of form, function and suitability in the governance of mankind. On Classical Liberalism by Michael Romani Looking back over the course of history It seems to be no great … Continue reading

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The Price of Magic

Day 26 of Na/GloPoWriMo 2019 is day to write a poem that uses repetition as it’s device.  I think maybe that’s something that I don’t do a lot of in my writing.  The leaders of this poetry session declare this … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Aim of Every Constitution Should Be To Obtain Governance By the Wise and Virtuous

“The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society.” – James Madison (1788)     … Continue reading

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First Principles: If Mankind Were Angels, There Would Be No Need For Government

“If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” – James Madison            

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First Principles: It Takes Industrious Persons With Excellent Moral Principles To Successfully Lead Our Republic

“If men of wisdom and knowledge, of moderation and temperance, of patience, fortitude and perseverance, of sobriety and true republican simplicity of manners, of zeal for the honour of the Supreme Being and the welfare of the commonwealth; if men … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Most Important Role of the Executive Is to Preserve, Protect and Defend the Constitution

“The duty imposed upon him to take care, that the laws be faithfully executed, follows out the strong injunctions of his oath of office, that he will ‘preserve, protect, and defend the constitution.’ The great object of the executive department … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Government Should Be Constituted To Control Its Citizens But Also Itself

“In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.” – … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Founders of the United States Believed Our Leaders Would Always Be Honest and Honorable

“The drafters of the Constitution had made on simple but far reaching error.  They’d assumed the people selected by the People to manage the nation would be as honest and honorable as they’d been.  One could almost hear the “Oops!” … Continue reading

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First Principles: Secrecy Should Not Be A Regular System of Government

“Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government.” -Jeremy Bentham, jurist and philosopher (15 Feb 1748-1832) While I recognize we are borrowing another country’s philosopher to illustrate a valid point, it is, … Continue reading

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