Tag Archives: James Wilson

First Principles: The Sanctity of Life Begins In the Womb

“With consistency, beautiful and undeviating, human life from its commencement to its close, is protected by the common law. In the contemplation of law, life begins when the infant is first able to stir in the womb. By the law, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Good and Wise Government Is Dependent On Family

“[T]hat important and respectable, though small and sometimes neglected establishment, which is denominated a family…[The family is] the principle of the community; it is that seminary, on which the commonwealth, for its manners as well as its numbers, must ultimately … Continue reading

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First Principles: Sustaining Governance Depends On A Broad Base of Support

“The pyramid of government, and a republican government may well receive that beautiful and solid form, should be raised to a dignified altitude: but its foundations must, of consequence, be broad, and strong, and deep.” – James Wilson (1804)   … Continue reading

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