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First Principles: One Single Object …Will Merit the Endless Gratitude of the Society: That of Restraining the Judges From Usurping Legislation

“One single object … [will merit] the endless gratitude of the society: that of restraining the judges from usurping legislation.” – Thomas Jefferson (1825)      

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First Principles: I Must Study Politics and War That My Children May Have Liberty To Study Math and Philosophy

“The Science of Government it is my Duty to study, more than all other Sciences: the Art of Legislation and Administration and Negotiation, out to take Place, indeed to exclude in a manner all other arts. I must study Politicks … Continue reading

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The Great Not So Great Society

American History continues through the Lyndon Baines Johnson presidency: The Great Not So Great Society by Michael Doyle LBJ entered his presidency aiming to be legendary Setting his sights on ending poverty through Great Society Johnson aimed to do this … Continue reading

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Dealing With the New Deal

American history continues into the 1930s and the Great Depression. Dealing With the New Deal by Michael Doyle Had Coolidge been in power for Wall Street’s fall The safe bet is he would have done little or nothing at all … Continue reading

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Idylls of the Progressive Age

Continuing in this look at American History. Idylls of the Progressive Age by Michael Doyle Theodore Roosevelt rose to the presidency Upon the assassination of William McKinley A cowboy rode into the White House that day Formidable and enthusiastic in … Continue reading

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A New Nation Born Pt II

The American story series continues… A New Nation Born Pt II by Michael Doyle In the haphazard wake of 1776 There were so many constructs to fix The ancients had always taught Only a smallish sized republic should be sought … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Endless Gratitude of Society Would Be Merited By Restraining Judges From Usurping Legislation

“One single object . . . [will merit] the endless gratitude of the society: that of restraining the judges from usurping legislation.” – Thomas Jefferson    

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First Principles: Legislation Is Neither Wise nor Just When It Puts the Welfare of A Single Interest At the Expense and Injury of Many and Varied Interests

“Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks the welfare of a single interest at the expense and to the injury of many and varied interests.” – Andrew Johnson    

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First Principles: Our Appropriations Should Equal Our Legislative Promises

“There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises.” – James Madison (1790) … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Ways and Means Needed By Our Government Must Equal Appropriations Hand In Hand

“There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises.” – James Madison (1790) … Continue reading

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