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First Principles: Slavery Was Introduced Into United States By England and Prevented From Abolishing It During Colonial Days

“He [King George III] has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Must Accept Human Beings As We Find Them Without Expecting Perfection

“We must take human nature as we find it, perfection falls not to the share of mortals.” – George Washington (1786)    

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First Principles: Love of Liberty Leads To Acts of Bravery and Heroism

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”  – Alexander Hamilton (1775)    

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First Principles: We Must Take Human Nature As We Find It

“We must take human nature as we find it, perfection falls not to the share of mortals.” – George Washington, 1786    

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Word Prompt – Narrow

In all sense and longing for fairness You find it hard to believe that The world around us couldn’t care less Yet, it’s just a natural sort of fact That while wide is the gate of destruction It runs counter … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Nation Should Strive For Wisdom and Virtue In Its Example

“Happy will it be for ourselves, and most honorable for human nature, if we have wisdom and virtue enough to set so glorious an example to mankind!” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 36, 1788          

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First Principles: Love of Liberty Encourages Bravery

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”  – Alexander Hamilton (1775)

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First Principles: Love of Power Is Natural and Often Abused

“A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when acquired.” – Alexander Hamilton (1775) I hasten to add that therein is the reason we have so carefully guarded against this human proclivity … Continue reading

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First Principles: Man’s Very Nature Causes Faction

“The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man.” —James Madison, Federalist No. 10 (1787) To read our founding fathers’ thoughts on faction please see: http://www.constitution.org/fed/federa10.htm    

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First Principles: Our Sacred Rights Are Written By the Hand of the Divinity

“The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and … Continue reading

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