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First Principles: Ambition Must Be Made To Counteract Ambition

“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is the Duty, As Well As the Privilege and Interest of Our Christian Nation, To Select and Prefer Christians For Their Rulers

“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers … and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation, to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” – John Jay, first … Continue reading

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Echo Chambered

Echo Chamberedby Michael DoyleI’ve tried to fit inBut here we are againSo many interested in the echoChambered and not the ebb and flowTo me, I find a lot to think onAs I watch life’s tides flowToo little time for arguing … Continue reading

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First Principles: Nothing So Strongly Impels A Man To Regard the Interest of His Constituents, As the Certainty of Returning To the General Mass of the People, From When He Was Taken, Where He Must Participate In Their Burdens

“Nothing so strongly impels a man to regard the interest of his constituents, as the certainty of returning to the general mass of the people, from whence he was taken, where he must participate in their burdens.” – George Mason … Continue reading

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First Principles: Educate and Inform the Whole Mass of the People. Enable Them To See That It Is Their Interest To Preserve Peace and Order and They Will Preserve Them

“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. Enable them to see that it is their interest to preserve peace and order, and they will preserve them.” -Thomas Jefferson

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First Principles: The Common and Continual Mischiefs of the Spirit of Party Are Sufficient To Make It the Interest and Duty of A Wise People To Discourage and Restrain It

“The common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.” – George Washington

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First Principles: An Investment In Knowledge Always Pays the Best Interest

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

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First Principles: Providence Has Given To Our People the Choice of Their Rulers, and It Is the Duty, As Well As the Privilege and Interest of Our Christian Nation, To Select and Prefer Christians For Their Rulers

“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation, to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” – John Jay

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First Principles: No Man Is Allowed To Be A Judge In His Own Cause, Because His Interest Would Certainly Bias His Judgment, and, Not Improbably, Corrupt His Integrity

“No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity.” – James Madison (1787)

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First Principles: That Is No Maxim…More Liable To Be Misapplied… Than… That…the Interest of the Majority Is the Political Standard of Right and Wrong

“There is no maxim in my opinion which is more liable to be misapplied, and which therefore needs elucidation than the current one that the interest of the majority is the political standard of right and wrong.” – James Madison … Continue reading

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