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First Principles: The Essential Principles of the United States Are Equal and Exact Justice To All Persons

“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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First Principles: Heresies In Politics and Religious Are Equally Incurable Through Persecution

“In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.” – Alexander Hamilton (1787)    

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First Principles: Education Uncoupled From Religion Harms Morality and Principles

“Without religion, I believe that learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind.”  – Benjamin Rush (1783)    

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First Principles: Religion and Virtue Are the Foundation of Free Government and Human Society

“Religion and Virtue are the only Foundations, not only of Republicanism and of all free Government, but of Social Felicity under all Governments and in all the Combinations of human Society.” – John Adams (1811)    

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First Principles: All Should Be Given Equal and Exact Justice Under the Rule of Law

“Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever persuasion, religious or political.” – Thomas Jefferson (1801)        

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First Principles: Without A Foundation In Religion, Education Offers No Lessons In Virtue and Essential Liberty

“[T]he only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Noble Inheritance of America Should Be Taught, Guarded and Only Wisely Improved On

“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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First Principles: No Government Can Restrain Humanity Set Free By Morality and Religion

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.”  – John Adams (1798) .. But GQ thinks you should read smutty fiction instead…    

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Thought For the Day: Illiberalism Breeds the Conditions Ripe For Mob Rule

“The tendency of liberals is to create bodies of men and women — of all classes — detached from tradition, alienated from religion, and susceptible to mass suggestion — mob rule. And a mob will be no less a mob … Continue reading

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First Principles: May We Ever Endeavor To Be Friends Despite Our Differences

“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas Jefferson (1800)        

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