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First Principles: Either We Control the Government, Or, the Government Controls Us

“Either you will control your government, or government will control you.” – Ronald Reagan    

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First Principles: Officeholders Are the Agents of the People, Not Their Masters

“Officeholders are the agents of the people, not their masters. Not only is their time and labor due to the government, but they should scrupulously avoid in their political action, as well as in the discharge of their official duty, … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Strongest of All Governments Is That Which Is Most Free

“I contend that the strongest of all governments is that which is most free.” – John Tyler    

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First Principles: The Only Legitimate Right To Govern Is An Express Grant of Power From the Governed

“We admit of no government by divine right, believing that so far as power is concerned the Beneficent Creator has made no distinction amongst men; that all are upon an equality, and that the only legitimate right to govern is … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Less Government Interferes With Private Pursuits, the Better For General Prosperity

“The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity.” – Martin Van Buren    

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First Principles: There Are No Necessary Evils In Government. Its Evils Exist Only In Its Abuses

“There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.” – Andrew Jackson      

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First Principles: As Government Gives Force To Public Opinions, It Is Essential That Public Opinion Should Be Enlightened

“In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.” – George Washington (1796)      

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First Principles: Government Should Be Formed To Secure and Enlarge the Exercise of the Natural Rights of Its Members

“Government, in my humble opinion, should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of the natural rights of its members; and every government, which has not this in view, as its principal object, is not a government of … Continue reading

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First Principles: Be A Mortal Enemy To Arbitrary Government and Unlimited Power

“I am a mortal enemy to arbitrary government and unlimited power. I am naturally very jealous for the rights and liberties of my country, and the least encroachment of those invaluable privileges is apt to make my blood boil.” – Benjamin … 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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