Tag Archives: Rule of Law

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: 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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First Principles: The Chart of America’s Present and Future Is Written In the Constitution

“We may be tossed upon an ocean where we can see no land — nor, perhaps, the sun or stars. But there is a chart and a compass for us to study, to consult, and to obey. That chart is … Continue reading

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First Thoughts: America’s Fundamental Principle Amounts To Equal Treatment Under the Law for All Persons

“[I]t is proper you should understand what I deem the essential principles of our Government… Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever persuasion, religious or political.” – Thomas Jefferson (1801)        

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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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Thought For the Day: Liberty Is In the Hearts of the People

“Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it. While it lies there it … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Must Be Equal Before the Law or Equally Enslaved

“In republican governments, men are all equal; equal they are also in despotic governments: in the former, because they are everything; in the latter, because they are nothing.” –┬áBaron de Montesquieu (1689-1755)    

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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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First Principles: The Constitution Is Not Written On Blank Pages

“Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written Constitution. Let us not make it a blank paper by construction.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to Wilson Nicholas, 1803 Every word in the Constitution either means something of particular intent or … Continue reading

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