Tag Archives: Liberty

First Principles: The God Who Gave Us Life Gave Us Liberty

“God who gave us life gave us Liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that … Continue reading

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First Principles: A General Education of the People Will End Tyranny and Oppression of Mind and Body

“Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day.” – Thomas Jefferson (1816)      

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First Principles: Democracy Has the Propensity Towards Licentiousness

“The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty.” – Fisher Ames (1788)      

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American Lion: Speaker of Truth

Frederick Douglass was a Republican.   I love when I read the Left try to work its way around that with lies and pretense and then try to make the case anything but than it was.  The Republicans formed in … Continue reading

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First Principles: Let All Free Persons Encourage and Strengthen One Another To Our Best Ends

“Let us animate and encourage each other. … A Freeman contending for Liberty on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.”  – George Washington (1776)      

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First Principles: Democracy Soon Degenerates Into the Depths of Such Anarchy That All Moral Virtue Is Extinguished

“Democracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man’s life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Ocean of Liberty Is Stormy and Always Has Waves

“The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.” – Thomas Jefferson (1820)        

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Globalization and Its Discontents

There is a struggle going on between those who seek to dominate the world under what started as the seemingly benign polices of globalization and those of us who get the need to foster cooperation but remain patriotic to our … Continue reading

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First Principles: Public Liberty Is the Most Precious Jewel For Mankind

“Is the relinquishment of the trial by jury and the liberty of the press necessary for your liberty? Will the abandonment of your most sacred rights tend to the security of your liberty? Liberty, the greatest of all earthly blessings … Continue reading

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First Principles: Arbitrary Power Rises From Liberty Ruined By Licentiousness

“Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.” – George Washington (1753)    

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