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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‚Ķ[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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