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Thought For the Day: The Principle That the Majority Have A Right To Rule the Minority, Practically Resolves All Government Into A Mere Contest Between Two Bodies of Men, As To Which Of Them Shall Be Masters and Which of Them Slaves

“The principle that the majority have a right to rule the minority, practically resolves all government into a mere contest between two bodies of men, as to which of them shall be masters, and which of them slaves; a contest, … Continue reading

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First Principles: An Elective Despotism Was Not the Government We Fought For

“An elective despotism was not the government we fought for; but one in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among the several bodies of magistracy as that no one could transcend their legal limits without … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Consider Trial by Jury As the Only Anchor Ever Yet Imagined By Man, By Which A Government Can Be Held To the Principles of Its Constitution

“I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.” – Thomas Jefferson

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Thought For the Day: Government Will Not Fail To Employ Education To Strengthen Its Hands and Perpetuate Its Institutions

“Government will not fail to employ education to strengthen its hands and perpetuate its institutions.” – William Godwin (1756-1836)

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Thought For the Day: When More of the People’s Sustenance Is Exacted Through the Form of Taxation Than Is Necessary To Meet the Just Obligations of Government, Such Exaction Becomes Ruthless Extortion and A Violation of the Fundamental Principles of A Free Government

“When more of the people’s sustenance is exacted through the form of taxation than is necessary to meet the just obligations of government, such exaction becomes ruthless extortion and a violation of the fundamental principles of a free government.” – … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Laws, and Not the Caprice Or Whim of Those In Government, Ought To Restrict the Actions of the Government. The Primacy of the Rule of Law Is Clear Throughout the Declaration…”

“(T)he laws, and not the caprice or whim of those in government, ought to restrict the actions of the government. The primacy of the rule of law is clear throughout the Declaration, but the first grievance gives us a clear articulation … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Covid Didn’t Crush the Economy; Government Crushed the Economy

“COVID didn’t crush the economy; government crushed the economy.” – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem

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First Principles: We May Define A Republic To Be…A Government Which Derives All Its Powers Directly Or Indirectly From…the People

“We may define a republic to be, or at least may bestow that name on, a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people, and is administered by persons holding their offices … Continue reading

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First Principles:

“It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors?” -Thomas Jefferson (1781)

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First Principles: The Great Desideratum In Government Is, So To Modify the Sovereignty As That It May Be Sufficiently Neutral Between Different Parts of the Society To Control One Part From Invading the Rights of Another

“The great desideratum in Government is, so to modify the sovereignty as that it may be sufficiently neutral between different parts of the Society to controul one part from invading the rights of another, and at the same time sufficiently … Continue reading

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