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First Principles: Democracy Will Soon Degenerate Into An Anarchy That Every Man Will Do What Is Right In His Own Eyes and No Man’s Life Or Property Or Reputation Or Liberty Will Be Secure

“[D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man’s life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these … Continue reading

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First Principles: Without Justice Being Freely, Fully, and Impartially Administered, Neither Our Persons, Nor Our Rights, Nor Our Property, Can be Protected

“Without justice being freely, fully, and impartially administered, neither our persons, nor our rights, nor our property, can be protected. And if these, or either of them, are regulated by no certain laws, and are subject to no certain principles, … Continue reading

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First Principles: An Unlimited Power To Tax Involves, Necessarily, A Power To Destroy

“An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.” – John Marshall (1819)

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First Principles: Where An Excess of Power Prevails, Property of No Sort Is Duly Respected. No Man Is Safe In His Opinions,…Or His Possessions

“Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.” – James Madison (1792)

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First Principles: Where An Excess of Power Prevails, Property of No Sort Is Duly Respected. No Man Is Safe In His Opinions, His Person, His Faculties, Or His Possessions

“Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.” – James Madison (1792)

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First Principles: Among the Natural Rights of the Colonists Are These: First, A Right To Life, Secondly to Liberty, and Thirdly To Property; Together With the Right To Defend Them In the Best Manner They Can

“Among the Natural Rights of the Colonists Are These: First, A Right To Life, Secondly to Liberty, and Thirdly To Property; Together With the Right To Defend Them In the Best Manner They Can.” – Samuel Adams

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First Principles: Of All the Dispositions and Habits Which Lead to Political Prosperity, Religion and Morality Are Indispensable Supports

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensible supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism who should labor to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness — these … Continue reading

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First Principles: Of All the Dispositions and Habits Which Lead To Political Prosperity, Religion and Morality Are Indispensable Supports

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensible supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism who should labor to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness — these … Continue reading

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First Principles: Among the Natural Rights (of the People) Are There: First, A Right To Life, Secondly, To Liberty; Thirdly to Property

“Among the natural rights [of the people] are these: first, a right to life; secondly, to liberty; thirdly to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can.” – Samuel Adams (1772)

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First Principles: Let the American Youth Never Forget, That They Possess A Noble Inheritance, Bought By the Toils, and Sufferings, and the Blood of Their Ancestors

“Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial … Continue reading

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