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Thought For the Day: Whenever Government Assumes To Deliver Us From the Trouble of Thinking For Ourselves, the Only Consequence It Produces Are Those of Torpor and Imbecility

“Whenever government assumes to deliver us from the trouble of thinking for ourselves, the only consequences it produces are those of torpor and imbecility.” -William Godwin (1756-1836)

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Thought For the Day: The Preservation of Freedom Is the Protective Reason For Limiting and Decentralizing Governmental Power

“The preservation of freedom is the protective reason for limiting and decentralizing governmental power. But there is also a constructive reason. The great advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science or in literature, in industry or agriculture, … Continue reading

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Together We Will Stand

Together We Will Standby Michael DoyleThere is now in this time of historyA grain going against the orthodoxyThat states that the power rests in populismDespite the modern move against nationalismToday, a certain set wishes our knees to bowAs if to … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Must Never Be Forgotten That the Liberties of the People Are Not So Safe Under the Gracious Manner of Government As By the Limitation of Power

“It must never be forgotten…that the liberties of the people are not so safe under the gracious manner of government as by the limitation of power.” – Richard Henry Lee

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Covid and the Constitution

Covid and the Constitutionby Michael DoyleVoices arrayed together against an institutionOut of control of the reining in by the ConstitutionChecks and balances swept away along with our rightsStill, we ride forward like beleaguered knightsStay at home orders meant for communicable … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Hope That We Shall Crush In Its Birth the Aristocracy of Our Monied Corporations Which Dare Already To Challenge Our Government To A Trial of Strength and Bid Defiance To the Laws of Our Country

“I hope that we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country.” – Thomas Jefferson

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First Principles: History and Experience Prove That Foreign Influence Is One of the Most Baneful Foes of Republican Government

“History and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government.” – George Washington (1796)

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First Principles: If We Can Prevent the Government From Wasting the Labors of the People, Under the Pretense of Taking Care of Them, They Must Become Happy

“If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy.” – Thomas Jefferson (1802)

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First Principles: The Deterioration of Every Government Begins With the Decay of the Principles On Which It was Founded

“The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.” – Baron de Montesquieu

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First Principles: Liberty, Once Lost, Is Lost Forever

“Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” – John Adams      

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