Tag Archives: Justice

First Principles: To All Persons – Exact and Equal Justice

“It is proper you should understand what I deem the essential principles of our government… Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever persuasion, religious or political.” – Thomas Jefferson (1801)          

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First Principles: Let Justice Be Done Though The Falls Should Fall

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

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First Principles: Justice Is the End of Government and 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, Federalist No. 51, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Patriotism Is As Much A Virtue As Justice

“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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First Principles: Honor Forbids Us To Surrender Freedom

“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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Coda: A Eulogy For A King

Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated on April 4, 1968.  In his honor and to memorialize in some small way his life and legacy: Coda: A Eulogy For A King by Michael Romani Born into a world of brutality In … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Certain Amount of Resisting Government Should Be Kept Alive

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.”  – Thomas Jefferson (1787)        

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First Principles: When War Becomes Necessary, Immediately Set Out the Terms of Peace

“To render the justice of the war on our part the more conspicuous, the reluctance to commence it was followed by the earliest and strongest manifestations of a disposition to arrest its progress. The sword was scarcely out of the … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Nation Should Promote the Minds and Morals of Its Children

“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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#MeToo

#MeToo by Michael Romani It sometimes seems That the broken dreams Belong to the wealthy And maybe that’s unhealthy As in causes like #MeToo These privileges won’t do Won’t do; shouldn’t do Mustn’t do; you agree… don’t you? #MeToo needs … Continue reading

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