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First Principles: The Natural Cure For an Ill-Administration, In A Popular or Representative Constitution, Is A Change of Men

“The natural cure for an ill-administration, in a popular or representative constitution, is a change of men.” – Alexander Hamilton (1787)

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First Principles: The Natural Cure For an Ill-Administration…Is A Change of Men

“The natural cure for an ill-administration … is a change of men.” – Alexander Hamilton (1787)

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First Principles: Those Who Expect To Reap the Blessings of Freedom, Must, Like Men, Undergo the Fatigues of Supporting It

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine (1777)

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Thought For the Day: It Is Not Titles That Make Men Illustrious, But Men Who Make Titles Illustrious

“It is not titles that make men illustrious, but men who make titles illustrious.” -Niccolo Machiavelli, political philosopher and author (3 May 1469-1527)

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Thought For the Day: Men Are Never So Likely To Settle A Question Rightly As When They Discuss It Freely

“Men are never so likely to settle a question rightly as when they discuss it freely.” – Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859)

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Thought For the Day: If Men Use Their Liberty In Such A Way As To Surrender Their Liberty, Are They Thereafter Any the Less Slaves?

“If men use their liberty in such a way as to surrender their liberty, are they thereafter any the less slaves? If people by a plebiscite elect a man despot over them, do they remain free because the despotism was … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Is Easier To Lead Men To Combat, Stirring Up Their Passion, Than To Restrain Them and Direct Them Toward the Patient Labors of Peace

“It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.” – Andre Gide, author, Nobel laureate (1869-1951)

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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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Thought For the Day: The Moment Men Obtain Perfect Freedom, That Moment They Erect A Stage For the Manifestation of Their Faults

 “The moment men obtain perfect freedom, that moment they erect a stage for the manifestation of their faults. The strong characters begin to go wrong by excess of energy; the weak by remissness of action.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe … Continue reading

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First Principles: In Selecting A Candidate For Office, Let Principle Be Your Guide. Regard Not the Particular Sect of Denomination of the Candidate – Look To That Person’s Character

“In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate — look to his character.” – Noah Webster (1789)

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