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First Principles: Laws Are Made For Ordinary People To Be Defined By Common Sense Not The Metaphysical

“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: Laws Are Like Cobwebs

“Laws are like cobwebs which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.” – Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)            

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First Principles: Our Republic’s Most Sacred Duty Is An Inviolable Respect for the Constitution and Laws

“If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws – the first growing out of the last.” … Continue reading

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First Principles: Be Deliberate In Planning and Implementing Laws

“In planning, forming, and arranging laws, deliberation is always becoming, and always useful.” – James Wilson      

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First Principles: Neither the Constitution Nor Law Protects A Corrupt People

“[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” –Samuel Adams (1749) How about that, the Founders called out the conditions of today more than we might … Continue reading

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