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First Principles: The Chief Aim of Criminal Jurisprudence Is to Prevent Crimes

“To prevent crimes, is the noblest end and aim of criminal jurisprudence. To punish them, is one of the means necessary for the accomplishment of this noble end and aim.” – James Wilson (1790)            

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Thought For the Day: Liberty Is the Highest Political End

“Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is the highest political end.”  – Lord Acton  (1834-1902)      

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First Principles: The People Must Be Vigilant of Their Rights At All Times

“For it is a truth which the experience of all ages has attested, that the people are always most in danger, when the means of injuring their rights are in the possession of those of whom they entertain the least … Continue reading

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First Principles: Preventing Crimes Is the Aim of Jurisprudence

“To prevent crimes, is the noblest end and aim of criminal jurisprudence. To punish them, is one of the means necessary for the accomplishment of this noble end and aim.”  — James Wilson Such a simple proposition really.  Looking at … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Faults Are Mostly More Pardonable Than Concealment

 “Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.” – François Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)      

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Thought For the Day: Be Content Within Your Means

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” – Hebrews 13:5 (New International Version) This thought is sometimes … Continue reading

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