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First Principles: To Secure These Rights, Governments Are Instituted Among Mankind, Deriving Their Just Powers From the Consent of the Governed

“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” – Thomas Jefferson, in The Declaration of Independence

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First Principles: Kings or Parliaments Could Not Give the Rights Essential To Happiness… We Claim Them From A Higher Source – From the King of Kings, and Lord of All the Earth

“Kings or parliaments could not give the rights essential to happiness… We claim them from a higher source — from the King of kings, and Lord of all the earth. They are not annexed to us by parchments and seals. … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Conditions Upon Which God Hath Given Liberty To Man Is Eternal Vigilance

“It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become prey to the active. The conditions upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Crisis Is Arrived When We Must Assert Our Rights or Submit To Every Imposition That Can Be Heaped Upon Us, Until Custom and Use Shall Make Us As Tame and Abject Slaves

“The crisis is arrived when we must assert our rights, or submit to every imposition, that can be heaped upon us, till custom and use shall make us as tame and abject slaves.” – George Washington (1774)

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A Most Holy Compact

The Mayflower Compact serves as the rudimentary model for the governance of the United States of America. As a document, it also served as a model for both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution itself. This year … Continue reading

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Covid and the Constitution

Covid and the Constitutionby Michael DoyleVoices arrayed together against an institutionOut of control of the reining in by the ConstitutionChecks and balances swept away along with our rightsStill, we ride forward like beleaguered knightsStay at home orders meant for communicable … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Happy Independence Day!!

Happy Fourth of July!! On this Independence Day 2020, may Freedom ring from sea to shining sea!! #ProudAmerican (if you’re a proud American may I suggest we unite as one from our many though the use of this hashtag in honor … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Ordaining of Law In Favor of One Part of the Nation To the Prejudice and Oppression Of Another Is Certainly …Mistaken Policy

“The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: In the End It’s Only A Passing Thing, This Shadow

“I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want … Continue reading

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Guarding Against Faction

Today’s poem about American history speaks on some basic principles as set out in largely in Federalist Paper Number 10 in which we choose to become a republic and not a democracy to protection of nation from the encroachment of … Continue reading

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