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First Principles: If Angels Were To Govern Men, Neither External Nor Internal Controls On Government Would Be Necessary

“If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary…. [But lacking these] you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” – … Continue reading

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First Principles: Governments Are Instituted Among Men, Deriving Their Just Powers From the Consent of the Governed

“Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” –Declaration of Independence, 1776

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First Principles: They Define A Republic To Be A Government of Laws, and Not of Men

“They define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men.” – John Adams

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First Principles: Of Those Men Who Have Over Turned the Liberties of Republics, the Greatest Number Have Begun Their Career By Paying…Court To the People…and Ending Tyrants

“Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants.” -Alexander Hamilton (1787)

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First Principles: If Men Are So Wicked With Religion, What Would They Be Without It?

“If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be if without it?” –Benjamin Franklin

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First Principles: So Great Is the Wickedness of Some Men, and the Stupid Servility of Others, That One Would Be Almost Inclined To Conclude That Communities Cannot Be Free

“So great is the wickedness of some men, and the stupid servility of others, that one would be almost inclined to conclude that communities cannot be free.” – Samuel Adams (1787)

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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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Thought For the Day: Toward No Crimes Have Men Shown Themselves So Cold-Bloodedly Cruel As In Punishing Differences of Opinion

“Toward no crimes have men shown themselves so cold-bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of opinion.” – James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

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First Principles: Live Among Men As If God Beheld You; Speak With God As If Men Were Listening

“Live among men as if God beheld you; speak with God as if men were listening.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC-AD 65)

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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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