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First Principles: It Does Not Take A Majority To Prevail… But Rather An Irate, Tireless Minority, Keen On Setting Brush Fires of Freedom In the Minds of Men

“It does not take a majority to prevail … but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men.” – Samuel Adams

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First Principles: That Is No Maxim…More Liable To Be Misapplied… Than… That…the Interest of the Majority Is the Political Standard of Right and Wrong

“There is no maxim in my opinion which is more liable to be misapplied, and which therefore needs elucidation than the current one that the interest of the majority is the political standard of right and wrong.” – James Madison … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Does Not Take A Majority To Prevail… But An Irate, Tireless Minority …Keen On Setting the Brush Fires of Freedom

“It does not take a majority to prevail … but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men.” ― Samuel Adams      

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Thought For the Day: Happy Independence Day!!

Happy Fourth of July!! On this Independence Day 2020, may Freedom ring from sea to shining sea!! #ProudAmerican (if you’re a proud American may I suggest we unite as one from our many though the use of this hashtag in honor … Continue reading

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Guarding Against Faction

Today’s poem about American history speaks on some basic principles as set out in largely in Federalist Paper Number 10 in which we choose to become a republic and not a democracy to protection of nation from the encroachment of … Continue reading

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In An Argument For Union

In  a further look at American history, let’s take a poetic look at the foundations of federating our republic: In An Argument For Union by Michael Doyle Each of these concerns had the attention Of our Founding Fathers with keen … Continue reading

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On the Articles of Confederation

In these down times, I am taking a moment to reexamine and better understand the Constitution.   The following is a look at the deficiencies of the Articles of Confederation under which America arose as a nation. On the Articles … Continue reading

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First Principles: All Tyranny Needs To Gain A Foothold Is For People of Good Conscience To Remain Silent

“We in America do not have government by the majority—we have government by the majority who participate…. All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” – Thomas Jefferson    

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First Principles: Constitutions Act As Restraint On the Hasty Action of the Majority

“Constitutions are checks upon the hasty action of the majority. They are the self-imposed restraints of a whole people upon a majority of them to secure sober action and a respect for the rights of the minority.” – William Howard Taft … Continue reading

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First Principles: One Great Object of the Constitution Was To Restrain Majorities From Oppressing Minorities or Encroaching On Their Just Rights

“One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.” – James K. Polk    

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