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First Principles: Where There Is No Religion, Government Becomes A Hellish Anarchy Until Religion Returns

“Where you have no religion, you are sure to have no government, for as religion disappears, anarchy takes place and fixes a compleat Hell on earth till religion returns.” – Daniel Morgan    

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First Principles: Free Government Consists of the Rule of Law and the People Are Party To the Law

“Any government is free to the people under it where the laws rule and the people are a party to the laws.” – William Penn, Frame of Government (1682)    

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First Principles: It Is Wiser To Govern Through Sound Principles Than Events

“Every friend to the liberty of his country is bound to reflect, and step forward to prevent the dreadful consequences which shall result from a government of events.” – Henry Knox    

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First Principles: Christianity Must Be the Basis of Government Intended To Secure the Rights and Privileges of A Free People

“In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed. … No truth is more evident to my mind than that the … Continue reading

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Sometimes Better Than the Memories

Six guns out and blazing was the dream …. maybe a little too much time thinking on the West these days?   Sometimes Better Than the Memories by Michael Romani Sometimes I can’t remember The things that I’ve done Sometimes … Continue reading

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First Principles: 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      

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First Principles: Our Constitution Was Made For A Moral and Religious People and Is Inadequate To Govern Otherwise

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution … Continue reading

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First Principles: Liberty of Conscience In All Just Things Makes It Impossible That Government Will Degenerate Into Tyranny

“Of the liberty of conscience in matters of religious faith, of speech and of the press; of the trial by jury of the vicinage in civil and criminal cases; of the benefit of the writ of habeas corpus; of the … Continue reading

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First Principles: No National Church Should Be Established

“All religions united with government are more or less inimical to liberty. All, separated from government, are compatible with liberty.” – Henry Clay, statesman and orator (12 Apr 1777-1852) Clay was really from the second generation of the Republic, but, … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is An Object of Primary Importance That Public Opinion Be Enlightened Through Education

“Promote then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.” – George Washington, … Continue reading

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