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First Principles: Oppressors Can Only Tyrannize When They Achieve A Standing Army, An Enslaved Press and A Disarmed Populace

“Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.” – James Madison      

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First Principles: The Future of America Not On the Power of Government, but, On Governing Ourselves In Accordance to the Ten Commandments

“We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according … Continue reading

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First Principles: Equal Laws For Equal Rights Are the Best Guarantee of Loyalty and Love of Country

“Equal laws protecting equal rights; the best guarantee of loyalty and love of country.” – James Madison (1820)    

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First Principles: Beware of the Passion That Wrests the Scepter From Reason

“In all very numerous assemblies, of whatever character composed, passion never fails to wrest the sceptre from reason.” – James Madison, Federalist 55    

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First Principles: It Is Absolutely Necessary That the President Should Have the Power of Removing His Subordinates From Office

“I think it absolutely necessary that the President should have the power of removing his subordinates from office; it will make him, in a peculiar manner, responsible for their conduct, and subject him to impeachment himself, if he suffers them … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Future Success of America Is In the Laws of God On Which Our Constitution Is Founded

“The future and success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which this Constitution is founded.” – James Madison    

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First Principles: Peace Is Better Than War, War Is Better Than Tribute

“It is a principle incorporated into the settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, war is better than tribute.” – James Madison (1816)      

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First Principles: The Future Success of America Is In the Laws of God On Which Our Constitution Is Founded

“The future and success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which this Constitution is founded.” – James Madison    

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First Principles: The Right To Freely Examine Public Persons and Measures and Freely Communicate Is the Only Effectual Guardian of Every Other Right

“The right of freely examining public characters and measures, and of free communication among the people thereon … has ever been justly deemed the only effectual guardian of every other right.”– James Madison (1798)    

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First Principles: Matters of Faith Must Be Left To the Conviction and Conscience of Every Person

“Because we hold it for a fundamental and undeniable truth, “that religion or the duty which we owe to our Creator and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence.” … Continue reading

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