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First Principles: The Only Foundation For A Useful Education In A Republic Is To Be Laid In Religion. Without This There Can Be No Virtue

“[T]he only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Kings Had Always Been Involving and Impoverishing Their People In Wars, Pretending Generally, If Not Always, That the Good of the People Was the Object

“Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object.” – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

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First Principles: One Single Object Will Merit the Endless Gratitude of the Society: That of Restraining the Judges From Usurping Legislation

“One single object … [will merit] the endless gratitude of the society: that of restraining the judges from usurping legislation.” – Thomas Jefferson (1825)

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First Principles: We Are Either A United People, Or We Are Not.

“We are either a United people, or we are not. If the former, let us, in all matters of general concern act as a nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support.” – George Washington … Continue reading

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A Republic To Be Kept

A Republic To Be Keptby Michael DoyleStart then as it were with a nameWhat we will call out as informationThen like chess parts to the gameWe provide definition in affirmationWhat does this take in its inflectionTo voice what it is … Continue reading

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First Principles: To Render Us Again One People Acting As One Nation Should Be the Object of Every Man Really A Patriot

“To render us again one people acting as one nation should be the object of every man really a patriot.” – Thomas Jefferson (1801)

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First Principles: To Restore…Harmony…To Render Us Again One People Acting As One Nation Should Be the Object of Every Man Really A Patriot

“To restore … harmony … to render us again one people acting as one nation should be the object of every man really a patriot.” —Thomas Jefferson (1801)

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First Principles: Law and Liberty Cannot Rationally Become the Objects of Our Love, Unless They First Become the Objects of Our Knowledge

“Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge.” – -James Wilson, Of the Study of the Law in the United States, 1790

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First Principles: It Is the Madness of Folly, To Expect Mercy From Those Who Have Refused To Do Justice

“It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Liberty, Or the Absence of Coercion, Or the Leaving People To Think, Speak, and Act As They Please, Is In Itself A Good Thing

“Liberty, or the absence of coercion, or the leaving people to think, speak, and act as they please, is in itself a good thing. It is the object of a favourable presumption. The burden of proving it inexpedient always lies, … Continue reading

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