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First Principles: Let Justice Be Done Though the Heavens Should Fall

“Let justice be done though the heavens should fall.” – John Adams (1777)

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First Principles: Government Is Instituted For the Common Good; For the Protections, Safety, Prosperity and Happiness of the People; and Not for Profit, Honor or Private Interest of Any One Man, Family or Class of Men

“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an … Continue reading

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First Principles: The General Principles On Which the Fathers Achieved Independence Were the General Principles of Christianity

“The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Should Be Unfaithful To Ourselves If We Should Ever Lose Sight of the Danger To Our Liberties If Anything Partial…Should Infect the Purity of Our Free…and Independent Elections

“We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.” – John Adams (1797)

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First Principles: Judges, Therefore Should Be Always Men of Learning and Experience In the Laws, of Exemplary Morals, Great Patience, Calmness, Coolness and Attention

“Judges, therefore, should be always men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness, and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependent upon any man, or … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Are Two Types of Education; One Should Teach Us How To Make A Living and the Other How To Live

“There are two types of education; One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live.” – John Adams

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First Principles: They Define A Republic To Be A Government of Laws and Not of Men

“They define a Republic to be a government of laws, and not of men.” – John Adams

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First Principals: Whatever May Be Our Wishes, Our Inclination or the Dictates of Our Passions, They Cannot Alter the States of Facts and Evidence

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams (1770)

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First Principles: Facts Are Stubborn Things and Whatever May Be Our Wishes, Our Inclination or the Dictates of Our Passions, They Cannot Alter the State of the Facts and Evidence

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams (1770)

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First Principles: We Should Be Unfaithful To Ourselves If We Should Ever Lose Sight of the Danger To Our Liberties, If Anything Partial…Should Infect the Purity of Our Free…Elections

“We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.” – John Adams (1797)

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