Tag Archives: Rulers

First Principles: The Only Foundation of A Free Constitution Is Pure Virtue

“The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People, in a greater Measure than they have it now, they may change their Rulers, and the forms of Government, but they … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Right of the Citizens To Keep and Bear Arms Has Justly Been Considered As the Palladium of the Liberties of the Republic

“The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of the republic; since it offers a strong moral check against usurpation and arbitrary power of the rulers; and will … Continue reading

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Manuscripts Don’t Burn

Day 22 of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020!  The optional prompt being to use an idiomatic phrase from another language or popular in another country as a starting point. Manuscripts Don’t Burn by Michael Doyle Years ago when I was younger Words ate … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Must Not Let Our Rulers Load Us With Perpetual Debt

“We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.” – Thomas Jefferson, in Letter to Samuel Kercheval (July 12, 1816)   All of these trillions of dollars of debt we are currently incurring… When does the payment come … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Must Not Let Our Rulers Load Us With Perpetual Debt

“We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.” – Thomas Jefferson (1816)     Regardless of which side of the divide in politics we sit on, we should each recognize that leaving perpetual debt on our children’s … Continue reading

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First Principles: The First Maxim of Those Who Love Liberty Is To Never Grant Rulers An Atom of Power That Is Not Indispensably Necessary

“The first maxim of a man who loves liberty, should be never to grant to rulers an atom of power that is not most clearly and indispensably necessary for the safety and well being of society.” – Richard Henry Lee   … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Liberties of A People Are Never Secure When the Transactions of Their Rulers May Be Concealed From Them

“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.” – Patrick Henry    

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First Principles: Our Liberty Depends On Our Education, Law and Habits and Is Founded On Morality and Religion

“Our liberty depends on our education, our laws, and habits . . . it is founded on morals and religion, whose authority reigns in the heart, and on the influence all these produce on public opinion before that opinion governs … Continue reading

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First Principles: Constitutions For Free Persons Should Aim At Common Advantage of the Community

“Constitutions which aim at the common advantage are correct and just without qualification, whereas those which aim only at the advantage of the rulers are deviant and unjust, because they involve despotic rule, which is inappropriate for a community of … Continue reading

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First Principles: Liberties of the People Will Never Be Secure With Transparency In the Actions Taken By Their Rulers

“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.”  – Patrick Henry If you do, perhaps 2020, is the time to have clear hindsight and vote … Continue reading

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