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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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First Principles: Careful Discussion of Proposed Legislation Is the Proper Way To Legislate

“In planning, forming, and arranging laws, deliberation is always becoming, and always useful.” – James Wilson (1791)          

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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: Useful Law Needs To Be Able To Be Easily Read and 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.” –  … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Ways and Means Should Balance Our 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 in a … Continue reading

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