Tag Archives: Liberty

Thought For the Day: Government Has No Right To Control Individual Liberty Beyond What Is Necessary To the Safety and Well-Being of Society

“Government has no right to control individual liberty beyond what is necessary to the safety and well-being of society. Such is the boundary which separates the power of the government and the liberty of the citizen or subject in the … Continue reading

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First Principles: May We Never Sacrifice Our Liberties

“However weak our country may be, I hope we shall never sacrifice our liberties.” – Alexander Hamilton (1790) Wouldn’t it be great if the Democrats would remember this?    

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First Principles: Without Virtue There Can Be No Liberty

“Without Virtue there can be no liberty.” – Benjamin Rush    

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First Principles: Our Liberty Depends On Our Education, Law and Habits and Is Founded On Morality and Religion

“Our liberty depends on our education, our laws, and habits . . . it is founded on morals and religion, whose authority reigns in the heart, and on the influence all these produce on public opinion before that opinion governs … Continue reading

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First Principles: Whoever Would Overthrow A Nation’s Liberty Must Begin By Subduing Free Speech

“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” –  Benjamin Franklin    

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First Principles: Happy Fourth of July!

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson, in The Declaration of … Continue reading

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First Principles: National and Individual Happiness Comes From Love of Liberty; Respect For Laws; Habits of Industry; and Practice of Moral and Religious Obligations

“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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First Principles: Without Liberty, Law Becomes Oppression

“Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.” – James Wilson (1790)      

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First Principles: Liberty Consists In Freedom To Do All Desired That Injures No One Without Limit Except To Assure This Right To Everyone Else

“Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else; hence the exercise of the natural rights of each man has no limits except those which assure to the other members of the society the enjoyment of … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is Wiser To Govern Through Sound Principles Than Events

“Every friend to the liberty of his country is bound to reflect, and step forward to prevent the dreadful consequences which shall result from a government of events.” – Henry Knox    

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