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First Principles: There Has Never Been A Democracy That Did Not Commit Suicide

“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” – John Adams (and that’s why we’re a republic and not a democracy says every right thinking … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Nation Taking the Bible As Their Only Law Would Be Obliged In Conscience To Temperance, Frugality, Industry, Justice, Kindness and Charity Toward Mankind and To Piety

“Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Dictates of Passion Do Not and Cannot Change Facts Or 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 Must Never Allow Partiality or Extraneous Matters To Interfere With the Electoral Process

“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)   … Continue reading

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First Principles: Remember To Make Good Use of Our Heritage of Freedom

“You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve YOUR freedom. I hope you will make a good use of it.” – John Adams      

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First Principles: It Is the Duty of All To Worship God In the Manner Most Agreeable To That Person’s Conscience

“It is the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons, to worship the SUPREME BEING, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Democracies Are Short Lived Before These Waste, Exhaust and Die By Their Own Hands

“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.” – John Adams Incidentally, the US is not a Democracy.  It’s become that both major parties keep misstating this case over and over again.  The plain and very … Continue reading

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First Principles: This Republic Would Be Unfaithful To Itself Were We To Allow Partiality To Infect Our 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) That’s … Continue reading

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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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