Tag Archives: Safety

First Principles: The First Line of Safety Is People Helping People

“The ingredients which constitute safety in the republican sense are, first, a due dependence on the people, secondly, a due responsibility.” —Alexander Hamilton (1788) One need only look at how people of walks in life have come together and helped … Continue reading

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First Principles: Good Government Protects Labor From Injury and Theft

“A wise and frugal government… shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. … Continue reading

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First Principles: American Character Is Our Anchor

“The steady character of our countrymen is a rock to which we may safely moor.” —Thomas Jefferson (1801) Don’t wait for help.  Be the help! I am so proud of the Cajun Navy right now. And I want to know … Continue reading

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First Principles: America Is A Republic Not A Democracy

“Pure democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Free Speech Is the Greatest Freedom

“I have always been among those who believed that the greatest freedom of speech was the greatest safety, because if a man is a fool, the best thing to do is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking.”  … Continue reading

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