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First Principles: Far From Being Rivals or Enemies, Religion and Law Are Twin Sisters, Friends, and Mutual Assistants

“Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other. The divine law, as discovered by reason and the moral sense, forms an essential part of … Continue reading

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On the Altar of My Life

On the Altar of My Lifeby Michael DoyleIn every moment, even or oddYou put me together, Lord GodIn every flaw and every breakYou have eased every single acheYou have shown me the truthLived every moment since my youthEvery shame of … Continue reading

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First Principles: Law and Liberty Cannot Rationally Become the Objects of Our Love, Unless They First Become the Objects of Our Knowledge

“Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge.” – -James Wilson, Of the Study of the Law in the United States, 1790

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First Principles: Your Love of Liberty – Your Respect for the Laws… and Your Practice of the Moral and Religious Obligations, Are the Strongest Claims to National and Individual Happiness

“Your love of liberty — your respect for the laws — your habits of industry — and your practice of the moral and religious obligations, are the strongest claims to national and individual happiness.” – George Washington (1789)

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Thought For the Day: Religious Liberty Is the Chief Cornerstone of the American System of Government

“Religious liberty is the chief cornerstone of the American system of government, and provisions for its security are embedded in the written charter and interwoven in the moral fabric of its laws. Anything that tends to invade a right so … Continue reading

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First Principles: The True Key For the Construction of Everything Doubtful In A Law Is the Intention of the Law-Makers

“The true key for the construction of everything doubtful in a law is the intention of the law-makers. This is most safely gathered from the words, but may be sought also in extraneous circumstances provided they do not contradict the … Continue reading

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The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fallby Michael DoyleThe harder they fallEither side of the lawIt’s the repeat and callIn the nature of it allSins of the fathers growIn a deeper shade of shadowDarker than the blackest blackIt’s righteousness they lackTwo sides of … 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: The Instability of Our Laws Is Really An Immense Evil

“The instability of our laws is really an immense evil. I think it would be well to provide in our constitutions that there shall always be a twelve-month between the ingross-ing a bill & passing it: that it should then … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Propriety of A Law, In A Constitutional Light, Must Always Be Determined By the Nature of the Power Upon Which It Is Founded

“The propriety of a law, in a constitutional light, must always be determined by the nature of the powers upon which it is founded.” – Alexander Hamilton (1788)

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