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First Principles: Human Institutions Are Prone To Decay

“How prone all human institutions have been to decay; how subject the best-formed and most wisely organized governments have been to lose their check and totally dissolve; how difficult it has been for mankind, in all ages and countries, to … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Constitution Should Never Be Construed To Infringe On Our Rights

“And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Particular

There was really something quietly particular That made this revolution a bit irregular The idea that the people should live Freely with all the rights God does give No longer shackled to a rule of man But given the right … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Guns Don’t Kill; People Do

“Evils which are not cured in one way will cure themselves in some other.” — Thomas Jefferson (1791) I’ve been looking for a quippable quote off and on all morning that would suffice to sum up the disgust I have … Continue reading

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First Principles: Be Just Friends and Brave Enemies

“I am ever unwilling that [peace] should be disturbed as long as the rights and interests of the nations can be preserved. But whensoever hostile aggressions require a resort to war, we must meet our duty and convince the world … Continue reading

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First Principles: Resist the Tyranny That Would Attempt To Take Inalienable Rights

“Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual…continue steadfast and with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.”  – John … Continue reading

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First Principles: Liberty Is Rightfully Constrained By the Rights of Others

“… (R)ightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our own will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law,’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Freedom of Speech and Thought Are Essential To Our Republic

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”  –  George Washington  

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First Principles: The Bosom of America Is Open

“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respected Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges…” – George … Continue reading

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First Principles: Resistance To Tyranny Is Everyone’s Duty

“Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual…Continue steadfast and , with a proper sense of dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which haven gave, an no man ought to take from us.” – John … Continue reading

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