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First Principles: The Best Form of Government Is That Which Most Likely Prevents the Greatest Sum of Evil

“The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.” – James Monroe    

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First Principle: Laws That Forbid Bearing of Arms Serve To Encourage Not Prevent Homicides

“The laws that forbid the carrying of arms… serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” – Cesare Beccaria    

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First Principles: It Is Wiser To Govern Through Sound Principles Than Events

“Every friend to the liberty of his country is bound to reflect, and step forward to prevent the dreadful consequences which shall result from a government of events.” – Henry Knox    

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First Principles: Nothing Is of More Importance For Our Nation’s Well-Being Than To Form and Train Up Youth In Wisdom and Virtue

“… (N)othing is of more importance for the public weal, than to form and train up youth in wisdom and virtue…. I think also, general virtue is more probably to be expected and obtained from the education of youth, than … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Is Better To Prevent Crimes Than To Punish Them

“It is better to prevent crimes than to punish them.”  – Cesare Beccaria, philosopher and politician (15 Mar 1738-1794)    

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Thought For the Day: The Only Way To Win A War Is To Prevent It

“The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it.” – George Marshall, US Army Chief, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Nobel laureate (31 Dec 1880-1959)    

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Thought For the Day: The Only Way To Win A War Is To Prevent The War

“The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it.” – George Marshall, US Army Chief, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Nobel laureate (31 Dec 1880-1959)    

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First Principles: When the Ambitious Come To Power, Only True Patriots Can Save Our Nation

“If ever the time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” – Samuel Adams, revolutionary (27 Sep 1722-1803)   … Continue reading

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