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First Principles: The Ordaining of Laws In Favor of One Part of the Nation, To the Prejudice and Oppression of Another, Is Certainly the Most Erroneous Policy

“History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice … Continue reading

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Simply Do Unto Others​

Based in part on Matthew 7: 12: Simply Do Unto Others​ by Michael Doyle In Jesus’ name we give our gratitude Demonstrated in our loving attitude Thankful for His covering and His grace Looking at love given in His embrace … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is Better That Ten Guilty Persons Escape Than That One Innocent Suffer

“For the law holds, that it is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.” – Sir William Blackstone (Commentaries on the Laws of England, 9th ed., book 4, chapter 27, p. 358 (1783) It is seldom … Continue reading

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First Principles: The End of Law Is To Preserve and Enlarge Freedom

“The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.” – John Locke    

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First Principles: Laws Are Made For Men of Ordinary Understanding and Should Be Construed By Ordinary Rules of Common Sense

“Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: There Is No Crueler Tyranny Than That Which Is Perpetuated Under the Shield of Law and In the Name of Justice

“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” – Baron de Montesquieu      

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First Principles: Those Born In Other Countries Have the Right To Join American Society As Long As They Conform To Our Established Rules

“Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming, as I doubt not you will do, to our established rules.” – Thomas … Continue reading

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First Principles: Laws Made By Our Representatives Should Not Be So Voluminous That They Cannot Be Read Or So Incoherent As To Not Be Understood

“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.” – James … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Moral Principles and Precepts Contained In the Scripture Ought To Form the Basis of All Our Civil Constitutions and Laws

“The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scripture ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws.” – Noah Webster      

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First Principles: Our Laws and Our Institutions Are Based On and Embody Christian Teachings

“Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of The Redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions … Continue reading

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