Tag Archives: Republic

First Principles: No Human Society Has Ever Been Able To Maintain Both Order and Freedom Apart From the Moral Precepts of the Christianity

“No human society has even been able to maintain both order and freedom, both cohesiveness and liberty apart from the moral precepts of the Christian religion…Should our republic ever forget this fundamental precept of governance this great experiment will then … Continue reading

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: Republics Are Created By the Virtue, Public Spirit and Intelligence of the Citizens

“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, … Continue reading

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: Of Those Who Have Overturned Republican Liberty, Most Have Begun By Courting the People and Ending Tyrants

“Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants.” – Alexander Hamilton (1787)      

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: The Difference Between A Balanced Republic and Democracy Is Like That Between Order and Chaos

“Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos.” – John Marshall    

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: In A Representative Republic, the Education of Our Children Must Be of Utmost Importance

“In a representative republic, the education of our children must be of the utmost importance!” – James Monroe      

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: Once A Republic Is Corrupted, The Only Remedy Is to Remove the Corruption and Restore Its Lost Principles

“When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.” – Thomas Jefferson   … Continue reading

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: Without Virtue There Can Be No Liberty

“Without Virtue there can be no liberty.” – Benjamin Rush    

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: The End of Our Republic Is Heralded By People Voting Themselves Money

“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” – Benjamin Franklin    

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: A Sacred Respect for Constitutional Law Is the Vital Principle Sustaining Our Republic’s Security

“If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws — the first growing out of the last… … Continue reading

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: Without Morals A Republic Cannot Subsist Any Length of Time

“Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure (and) which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, … Continue reading

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment