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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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First Principles: The Essential Principles of the United States Are Equal and Exact Justice To All Persons

“It is proper you should understand what I deem the essential principles of our government… Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever persuasion, religious or political.” – Thomas Jefferson (1801)        

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Thought For the Day: The Deterioration of Any Government Begins With the Decay of Its Founding Principles

“The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.” – Charles de Montesquieu (1689-1755) If you have not yet read Spirit of Laws, I wish to highly recommend it.  An English translation … Continue reading

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First Principles: Legitimate Government Seeks To Secure and Enlarge the Exercise of 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: A Judiciary Should Be Independent of the Executive Alone, But, Not Independent of the Nation

“A judiciary independent of a king or executive alone, is a good thing; but independence of the will of the nation is a solecism, at least in a republican government.”  -Thomas Jefferson (1820)      

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First Principles: It Is Our Government’s Sacred Duty To Render Equal and Impartial Justice To All Citizens

“The most sacred of the duties of a government [is] to do equal and impartial justice to all citizens.” – Thomas Jefferson (1816)      

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Thought For the Day: The United States Gives Bigotry No Sanction and Gives Equal Tolerance To All

“The Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens, in giving it on all occasions their effectual support.” … Continue reading

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First Principles: Democracy Soon Degenerates Into the Depths of Such Anarchy That All Moral Virtue Is Extinguished

“Democracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man’s life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Government Should Not Be Allowed To Perpetuate Debt

“We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.” – Thomas Jefferson (1816)      

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