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First Principles: A Constitution of Government Once Changed From Freedom, Can Never Be Restored. Liberty, Once Lost, Is Lost Forever.

“But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” – John Adams (1775) And this is what happens with the next president of the United States having been selected and … Continue reading

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First Principles: They Who Can Give Up Essential Liberty To Obtain A Little Temporary Safety Deserve Neither Liberty Nor Safety

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

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Thought For the Day: The Conditions Upon Which God Hath Given Liberty To Man Is Eternal Vigilance

“It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become prey to the active. The conditions upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Justice Is the End of Government. It Is the End of Civil Society. It Ever Has Been and Ever Will Be Pursued Until It Is Obtained, or, Until Liberty Be Lost In the Pursuit

“Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has been and ever will be pursued until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit.” – James Madison (1788)

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For Bill of Rights Day

For Bill of Rights Dayby Michael DoyleTo embark on teaching history of the pastEngages us with the things that lastThe best way of doing this of courseIs to teach things right from the sourceBefore going further, let me just sayHappy … Continue reading

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First Principles: Real Liberty Is Neither Found In Despotism Or the Extremes of Democracy, But In Moderate Governments

“Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.” – Alexander Hamilton

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Thought For the Day: If Liberty Is Worth Keeping and Free Representative Government Worth Saving, We Must Stand For All American Fundamentals – Not Some, But All

“If liberty is worth keeping and free representative government worth saving, we must stand for all American fundamentals — not some, but all. All are woven into the great fabric of our national well-being. We cannot hold fast to some … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Liberty Lies In the Hearts of Men and Women. When It Dies There, No Constitution, No Law, No Court Can Do Much To Help It

‘Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women. When it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can do much to help it.’” – Judge Learned Hand

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The Boundaries of Humanity

The Boundaries of Humanityby Michael DoyleA problem in law that too often escapes detectionIs the weakest in life to have adequate protectionRather the unborn or those at the ends of their lifeEach deserves their own good without facing strifeTo pursue … Continue reading

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A Most Holy Compact

The Mayflower Compact serves as the rudimentary model for the governance of the United States of America. As a document, it also served as a model for both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution itself. This year … Continue reading

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