Tag Archives: Roger Sherman

A Federation Begins

In the formation of the American Constitution, the world’s political  republican theory took a leap into reality despite some downsides. A Federation Begins by Michael Doyle The extending of institutionalized slavery Remains a bleak mark in American history Kicking the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Congress Has No Power To Make Any Religious Establishments

“Congress has no power to make any religious establishments.” – Roger Sherman    

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First Principles: It Isn’t A Question of What Mankind’s Natural Rights Are, But, How These Are To Be Guarded

“The question is, not what rights naturally belong to man, but how they may be most equally and effectually guarded in society.” – Roger Sherman    

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First Principles: Sad Will Be the Day When Americans Forget Their Traditions and Their History

“Sad will be the day when the American people forget their traditions and their history, and so longer remember that the country they love, the institutions they cherish, and the freedom they hope to preserve, were born from the throes … Continue reading

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First Principles: Executive Nominees Are Subject To Congressional Approval To Weed Out the Bad Seed

“If the president alone was vested with the power of appointing all officers, and was left to select a council for himself, he would be liable to be deceived by flatterers and pretenders to patriotism.”  – Roger Sherman, to John … Continue reading

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