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First Principles: The Private Character Serves to Instruct On Public Persons

“The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men.” – Samuel Adams (1775)        

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First Principles: A Nation Should Use the Same Prudence In Finances As An Individual Would Use

“The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)      

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First Principles: Morality Rests In the Family

“The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families.” —John Adams (1778)      

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