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First Principles: A Constitution of Government Once Changed From Freedom, Can Never Be Restored. Liberty, Once Lost, Is Lost Forever.

“But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” – John Adams (1775) And this is what happens with the next president of the United States having been selected and … Continue reading

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First Principles: Government Is Instituted For the Common Good; For the Protections, Safety, Prosperity and Happiness of the People; and Not for Profit, Honor or Private Interest of Any One Man, Family or Class of Men

“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Spirit of Resistance To Government Is So Valuable On Certain Occasions, That I Wish It To Be Always Kept Alive

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.” – Thomas Jefferson to Abigail Adams

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Thought For the Day: Crime Is Contagious. If the Government Becomes A Lawbreaker, It Breeds Contempt For the Law

“Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law breaker, it breeds contempt for the law.” – Justice Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941)

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First Principles: A Feeble Executive Implies A Feeble Execution of the Government

“A feeble executive implies a feeble execution of the government. A feeble execution is but another phrase for a bad execution; and a government ill executed, whatever may be its theory, must be, in practice, a bad government.” – Alexander … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Only Proper Purpose of Government Is To Protect Man’s Rights, Which Means: To Protect Him From Physical Violence

 “The only proper purpose of a government is to protect man’s rights, which means: to protect him from physical violence. A proper government is only a policeman, acting as an agent of man’s self-defense, and, as such, may only resort … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Wise and Frugal Government… Shall Restrain Men From Injuring One Another (and) Shall Leave Them Otherwise Leave Them Otherwise Free To Regulate Their Own Pursuits of Industry and Improvement

“A wise and frugal government … shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has … Continue reading

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First Principles: They Define A Republic To Be A Government of Laws and Not of Men

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

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First Principles: The Second Office of This Government Is Honorable and Easy, the First Is But A Splendid Misery

“The second office of this government is honorable & easy, the first is but a splendid misery.” – Thomas Jefferson (1797)

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Thought For the Day: When Confidence In the Election Process Disappears, Confidence In the Legitimacy of Government Disappears With It

“The reason our democratic republic has functioned as well as it has for the past 231 years is because of our trust in the electoral process. When confidence in the election process disappears, confidence in the legitimacy of government disappears … Continue reading

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