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Thought For the Day: The Role of the Prosecutor Is To Vindicate the Rights of the People and Give A Fair Trial

“The function of the prosecutor under the federal Constitution is not to tack as many skins of victims as possible against the wall. His function is to vindicate the rights of the people as expressed in the laws and give … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Law Must Have Universal Operation On All Members of A Community To Preserve Liberty

“Where there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.” – Benjamin Rush (1788)       … Continue reading

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First Principles: Without Law, Liberty Becomes Licentiousness

“Without law, liberty … loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.” – James Wilson (1790)      

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First Principles: The Fairest Fruit of Liberty Are the Security of the Rule of Law and Our Rights

What is the fairest fruit of the English Tree of Liberty? The security of our rights and of the law, and that no man shall be brought to trial where there is a prejudice against him. – Thomas Erskine (1750-1823) … Continue reading

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First Principles: Some Assimilation of Culture, Law and Tradition Is Required To Remain One People

“The policy or advantage of [immigration] taking place in a body may be much questioned; for, by so doing, they retain the Language, habits and principles which they bring with them. Whereas by an intermixture with our people, they, or … Continue reading

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Knowing The Law of the Lord

Knowing the Law of the Lord by Michael Romani The Law of our blessed Lord In all of its purity and perfection Cuts through like a sword In its blessed direction Making even a fool seem wise By opening a … Continue reading

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First Principles: All Laws Must Have The Right of Reciprocation

“We lay it down as a fundamental, that laws, to be just, must give a reciprocation of right; that, without this, they are mere arbitrary rules of conduct, founded in force, and not in conscience.” – Thomas Jefferson (1782)   … Continue reading

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First Principles: Law Should Have Just and Corresponding Punishment For Disobedience

“It is essential to the idea of a law, that it be attended with a sanction; or, in other words, a penalty or punishment for disobedience.” – Alexander Hamilton (1787)    

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First Principles: True Law Is Certain and Universal On All of Society

“Nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.”  – Benjamin Rush (1788)      

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First Principles: Without Liberty, Law Becomes Oppression; Without Law Liberty Become Licentiousness

“Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.”  – James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1790 An excellent resource with respect to this work … Continue reading

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