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First Principles: It’s Up To All Americans To Stop the Spread of Principles Counter To Our Civil and Religious Rights

“It is necessary for every American, with becoming energy to endeavor to stop the dissemination of principles evidently destructive of the cause for which they have bled. It must be the combined virtue of the rulers and of the people … Continue reading

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First Principles: Care of Human Life and Happiness Is the Only Legitimate Object of Good Government

“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” – Thomas Jefferson (1809)      

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First Principles: Practical Planning Should Occur On A Local Level To Best Meet Local Needs

“Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread.” – Thomas Jefferson (1821)    

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Thought For the Day: Government Can and Must Provide Opportunity, Not Smother It

“It is not my intention to do away with government. It is rather to make it work — work with us, not over us; stand by our side, not ride on our back. Government can and must provide opportunity, not … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Republic Is A Government Under Law Not Rulers

“They define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men.” – John Adams (1775)      

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Thought For the Day: Government Does Nothing As Well Or Economically As the Private Sector

“Public servants say, always with the best of intentions, ‘What greater service we could render if only we had a little more money and a little more power.’ But the truth is that outside of its legitimate function, government does … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Branches of Our Government Are Co-Equal

“I acknowledge, in the ordinary course of government, that the exposition of the laws and Constitution devolves upon the judicial. But I beg to know upon what principle it can be contended that any one department draws from the Constitution … Continue reading

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First Principles: Stability In Government Is Essential To National Character

“Stability in government is essential to national character and to the advantages annexed to it, as well as to that repose and confidence in the minds of the people, which are among the chief blessings of civil society.” – James … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Are Intended To A Nation Ruled By Law and Not Men

“They define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men.” – John Adams      

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First Principles: If Persons Leading America Stick To Our Republican Values, Our Nation Will Have A Solid Foundation

“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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