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First Principles: All Mankind Is By Nature Free and Independent Having Inherent Rights of Which They Cannot By Any Compact Be Deprived

“There are certain maxims by which every wise and enlightened people will regulate their conduct. There are certain political maxims, which no free people out ever to abandon. Maxims of which the observance is essential to the security of happiness. … Continue reading

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A Federation Begins

In the formation of the American Constitution, the world’s political  republican theory took a leap into reality despite some downsides. A Federation Begins by Michael Doyle The extending of institutionalized slavery Remains a bleak mark in American history Kicking the … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is A Just God Who Presides Over the Destinies of Nations

“There is a just God who presides over the destines of nations … who will raise up friends to fight our battle for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Battle Is Not To the Strong Alone; It Is To the Vigilant, the Active, the Brave

“We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of Nature has placed in our power… The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the … Continue reading

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First Principles: In the Struggle For Liberty, Be Willing To Know the Whole Truth; To know the Worst and To Provide For It

“It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth – and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Battle Is Not Just the Strong; But, to the Vigilant, Active and Brave

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” – Patrick Henry (1775)      

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First Principles: The Eternal Difference Between Right and Wrong Does Not Fluctuate, It Is Immutable

“The eternal difference between right and wrong does not fluctuate, it is immutable.” – Patrick Henry    

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First Principles: Practice Virtue In Yourself and Encourage It In Others

“Righteousness alone can exalt [America] as a nation. Reader! Whoever thou art, remember this; and in thy sphere practice virtue thyself, and encourage it in others… [T]he great pillars of all government and of social life: I mean virtue, morality, … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Liberties of A People Are Never Secure When the Transactions of Their Rulers May Be Concealed From Them

“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.” – Patrick Henry    

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First Principles: Guard With Jealous Attention the Public Liberty

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” – Patrick Henry (1788)        

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