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First Principles: A Free People (Claim) Their Rights As Derived From the Laws of Nature, and Not As the Gift of Their Chief Magistrate

“A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.” – Thomas Jefferson (1774)

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The Rights of Even the Wrong

The Rights of Even the Wrongby Michael DoyleIt doesn’t matter if right or wrongAll ideas politely put do belongIn the public market for all to hearThis is the way of liberty and not of fearSpeak up for the sake of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Fundamental Interdependence Exists Between the Personal Right to Liberty and the Personal Right In Property

“The dichotomy between personal liberties and property rights is a false one. Property does not have rights. People have rights… In fact, a fundamental interdependence exists between the personal right to liberty and the personal right in property.” – Justice … Continue reading

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First Principles: How Difficult It Has Been For Mankind… To Preserve Their Dearest Rights and Best Privileges, Impelled As It Were By An Irresistible Fate of Despotism

“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 Republican Is the Only Form of Government Which Is Not Eternally At Open Or Secret War With the Rights of Mankind

“The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.” – Thomas Jefferson (1790)

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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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In Celebration of National Flag Day

Long may she wave, longer still may we pray, keeping in mind our humbleness before the grave and ever mindful of the freedoms and liberties hard won in our day!

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Thought For the Day: If Children Do Not Understand the Constitution, They Cannot Understand How Our Government Functions, Or What Their Rights and Responsibilities Are As Citizens of the United States

“If children do not understand the Constitution, they cannot understand how our government functions, or what their rights and responsibilities are as citizens of the United States.” – Chief Justice John Roberts

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First Principles: The Bill of Rights Establishes Some Rights of the Individual As Unalienable and Which Consequently, No Majority Has A Right To Deprive Them Of

“[The Bill of Rights] establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of.” – Albert Gallatin (1789)

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