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First Principles: If Mankind Were Angels, There Would Be No Need For Government

“If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” – James Madison            

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First Principles: The Necessity of Any Government Is A Misfortune

“It has been said that all Government is an evil. It would be more proper to say that the necessity of any Government is a misfortune.”  – James Madison, 1833      

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First Principles: There Will Always Be Much Error In Politics

“Necessity, especially in politics, often occasions false hopes, false reasonings and a system of measures, correspondently erroneous.”  – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 35, 1788        

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Thought For the Day: Necessity Is the Defense For Every Infringement of Freedom

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” – William Pitt, British prime minister (28 May 1759-1806)    

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First Principles: Our Values Must Be Guarded By All Vigilant Citizens

“It is necessary for every American, with becoming energy to endeavor to stop the dissemination of principles evidently destructive of the cause for which they have bled. It must be the combined virtue of the rulers and of the people … Continue reading

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