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First Principles: Facts Are Stubborn Things

“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: National Defense Is A Cardinal Duty of All Statesmen

“National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman.” – John Adams (1815) How has the Left Wing of the Democratic Party missed this essential facet of running a government?  For a nation to be viable, it must … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Republic Is A Government Under Law Not Rulers

“They define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men.” – John Adams (1775)      

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First Principles: Every Effort Should Be Made To Encourage and Exalt the Children To Become Their Best Potential

“It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and … Continue reading

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First Principles: National Defense Is A Cardinal Duty of A Statesman

“National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman.” – John Adams (1815)      

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First Principles: The General Principles Behind the Founding of Our Republic Are Christian Principles

“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 Do All We Can To Elevate Our Children’s Minds and Character

“It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Are Intended To A Nation Ruled By Law and Not Men

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

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First Principles: National Defense Is A Cardinal Duty of Every Statesman

“National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman.” – John Adams (1815)        

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First Principles: Love of Truth and Veneration of Virtue Are the Sparks of Discernment of Right and Wrong and True and False

“A love of truth and a veneration of virtue. These amiable passions, are the ‘latent spark’… If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what … Continue reading

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