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First Principles: If Persons Leading America Stick To Our Republican Values, Our Nation Will Have A Solid Foundation

“If men of wisdom and knowledge, of moderation and temperance, of patience, fortitude and perseverance, of sobriety and true republican simplicity of manners, of zeal for the honour of the Supreme Being and the welfare of the commonwealth; if men … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Leaders Should Possess Distinguished Character

“Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of unexceptionable characters.” – Samuel Adams (1775)    

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First Principles: Honest Persons Feel No Pleasure Over Controlling Fellow Citizens

“An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.” – Thomas Jefferson (1813)      

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Thought For the Day: You Don’t Get Harmony When Everyone Sings the Same Note

“You don’t get harmony when everyone sings the same note.” – Anonymous but possibly Doug Floyd      

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First Principles: To Be Respected and Trusted, We Must Keep Our Agreements

“States, like individuals, who observe their engagements, are respected and trusted: while the reverse is the fate of those who pursue an opposite conduct.” – Alexander Hamilton (1790)      

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First Principles: We Must Be Careful of the Ability of the Press To Stoke the Fires of Resentment and Revenge

“As unbalanced parties of every description can never tolerate a free inquiry of any kind, when employed against themselves, the license, and even the most temperate freedom of the press, soon excite resentment and revenge.” – John Adams, Discourses on … Continue reading

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First Principles: To All Persons – Exact and Equal Justice

“It is proper you should understand what I deem the essential principles of our government… Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever persuasion, religious or political.” – Thomas Jefferson (1801)          

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Thought For the Day: All Great People Eradicate Hypocrisy From Their Hearts

“The first virtue of all really great men is that they are sincere. They eradicate hypocrisy from their hearts.”  – Anatole France            

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