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My Daughters’ American We

My Daughters’ American We by Michael Romani Looking on the America of today With all of its conflicts in the way It reminds me of post Revolution life Ablaze with near anarchy and civil strife We of today should be … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Right To Bear Arms Is Essential In the Preservation of Liberty

“Whereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into … Continue reading

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First Principles: Love Liberty Enough To Guard and Defend It

“God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.”  – Daniel Webster, in Speech (3 June 1834); reported in Edward Everett, ed., The Works of Daniel Webster (1851), volume iv, page 47 … Continue reading

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Unconquerable Legacy

Unconquerable Legacy by Michael Romani Undivided We are unconquerable That doesn’t mean We don’t need to be flexible We, the people Are a team Each of us part Of that All-American Dream There have been times That we have forgotten … Continue reading

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First Principles: Trust No Living Man With the Power to Endanger Liberty

“There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.”  – John Adams, in an Oration at Braintree (Spring, 1772)     … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Liberties Are Secured As A Gift From God, Not Government

“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: True Liberty Cannot Exist Without Restraint On the Violent

“Liberty is not to be enjoyed, indeed it cannot exist, without the habits of just subordination; it consists, not so much in removing all restraint from the orderly, as in imposing it on the violent.” — Fisher Ames (1801) The … Continue reading

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First Principles: Self Defense Is A Primary Law Of Nature

“The defense of one’s self, justly called the primary law of nature, is not, nor can it be abrogated by any regulation of municipal law. This principle of defense is not confined merely to the person; it extends to the … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Exceptional

Thinking in terms of the national There are few things as exceptional Than the gifts of freedom and liberty Paid for at the foot of that given tree Where mankind pines for freedom Safe from the tyrannical kingdoms And where … Continue reading

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First Principles: Democracy Leads To Licentiousness Not Liberty

“The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty.” –Fisher Ames, speech in the Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788 One need only look at the recent law passed by California in … Continue reading

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