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Thought For the Day: Individual Rights Are the Means of Subordinating Society To Moral Law

“Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.” – Ayn Rand (1905-1982)      

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First Principles: The Surest Means of Avoiding War Is To Be Prepared For It In Peace

“It is important also to consider, that the surest means of avoiding war is to be prepared for it in peace.” – Joseph Story      

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First Principles: Though We Seek Peace, It Is Our Necessity To Provide For Defense By All Means

“Although our prospect is peace, our policy and purpose are to provide for defense by all those means to which our resources are competent.” – Thomas Jefferson      

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Thought For the Day: What If Christmas Doesn’t Come From A Store But Is Perhaps A Little Bit More

“What if Christmas, he thought, didn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, was a little bit more.” –Narrator from ‘Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas’      

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First Principles: It Is Unlawful To Take Away the Liberty of Others Simply Through Superior Power

“[I]t is certainly unlawful to make inroads upon others . . . and take away their liberty by no better means than superior power.“ – John Witherspoon, Signer of the Declaration of Independence      

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Thought For the Day: Maybe Christmas Is Something More Than What Comes From Stores

“It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!… Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! “Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas … perhaps … means a … Continue reading

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First Principles: When the Press Corrupts Politics, It is the Press That Is The Means of Our Political Regeneration

“It is the press which has corrupted our political morals — and it is to the press we must look for the means of our political regeneration.”– Alexander Hamilton, 1804 Yes, Virginia, this is not the first time that the … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Ways and Means Needed By Our Government Must Equal Appropriations Hand In Hand

“There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises.” – James Madison (1790) … Continue reading

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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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