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Thought For the Day: The More Laws, the Less Justice

“The more laws, the less justice.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC)

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First Principles: The Most Sacred of the Duties of a Government is To Do Equal and Impartial Justice To All Its Citizens

“[T]he most sacred of the duties of a government [is] to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens.” – Thomas Jefferson (1816)

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First Principles: Honor, Justice, and Humanity, Forbid Us Tamely To Surrender That Freedom Which We Received From Our Gallant Ancestors

“Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding … Continue reading

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First Principles: Without Justice Being Freely, Fully, and Impartially Administered, Neither Our Persons, Nor Our Rights, Nor Our Property, Can Be Protected

“Without justice being freely, fully, and impartially administered, neither our persons, nor our rights, nor our property, can be protected. And if these, or either of them, are regulated by no certain laws, and are subject to no certain principles, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Justice Is the End of Government. It Is the End of Civil Society.

“Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has been and ever will be pursued until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit.” – James Madison

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First Principles: It Is the Madness of Folly, To Expect Mercy From Those Who Have Refused To Do Justice

“It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Let Justice Roll On Like A River, Righteousness Like A Never-Failing Stream

“Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” – Amos 5:24 (New International Version

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Thought For the Day: It Is Not What A Lawyer Tells Me I May Do; But What Humanity, Reason, and Justice Tell Me I Ought To Do

“It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.” – Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

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First Principles: Honor, Justice and Humanity Forbid Us Tamely To Surrender That Freedom Which We Received From Our Gallant Ancestors

“Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding … Continue reading

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First Principles: Patriotism Is As Much A Virtue As Justice and Is As Necessary For the Support of Societies As Natural Affection Is For the Support of Families

“Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.” – Benjamin Rush (1773)

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