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First Principles: A Degeneracy Of Manners and Spirit Will Be the Ruin of Our Republic

“It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.” – Thomas Jefferson (1781)      

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Thought For the Day: The Democratic Party Is On the Path To Its Own Destruction

“What is the Democratic party going to be? I am still a Democrat and when I see somebody that really says she is a socialist… If you look at the policies, those are not policies that will be supported very … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Society’s Children Should Be Educated and Taught the Principles of Freedom

“Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.” – John Adams (1787)      

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Daily Prompt – Justice

There is a story in prudence, justice and the other sister It’s one to be listened to very well if you care, mister Without prudence there is no justice for any to be had That leaves us with pure mischief … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Composition of the Federal Judiciary Makes or Breaks Our Constitution and Therefore Our Nation

“It has long, however, been my opinion, and I have never shrunk from its expression … that the germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the constitution of the federal Judiciary; working like gravity by night and by … Continue reading

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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: It Is Essential That Public Opinion Be Enlightened

“In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.” – George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796      

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First Principles: The United States Is A Republic of Law Not Persons

“They define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men.” – John Adams (1775)    

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Thought For the Day: The Greatest Threat To Today Is the Climate of Dishonesty

“The greatest threat to American democracy isn’t communism, jihadism or any other external force or foreign power.  It’s our own willingness to tolerate dishonesty in service of party, and in pursuit of power.” – Michael Bloomberg While I disagree with … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Republic Is Defined As Ruled By Laws Not Men

“They define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men.” – John Adams, Novanglus No. 7, 1775        

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