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First Principles: Nothing Is More Essential To the Establishment of Manners In State Than All Persons Employed In Places of Power and Trust Must Be Men of Unexceptional Characters

“Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of unexceptionable characters.” – Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775

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First Principles: Without Justice Being Freely, Fully, and Impartially Administered, Neither Our Persons, Nor Our Rights, Nor Our Property, Can Be Protected

“Without justice being freely, fully, and impartially administered, neither our persons, nor our rights, nor our property, can be protected. And if these, or either of them, are regulated by no certain laws, and are subject to no certain principles, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Everyone Wants To Live At the Expense of the State. They Forget That the State Lives At the Expense of Everyone

“Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone.” – Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850)

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First Principles: Facts Are Stubborn Things

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams (1770)

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First Principles: The Liberty of the Press Is Essential To the Security of the State

“The liberty of the press is essential to the security of the state.“ – John Adams

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Thought For the Day: Collectivism Holds That the Individual Has No Rights, That His Life and Work Belong to the Group…and That the Group May Sacrifice Him At Its Whim To Its Own Interests

“Collectivism holds that the individual has no rights, that his life and work belong to the group (to ‘society,’ to the tribe, the state, the nation) and that the group may sacrifice him at its own whim to its own … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Will Never Be A Really Free and Enlightened State until the State Comes To Recognize the Individual As A Higher and Independent Power

“There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.” – Henry … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: To the Size of the State There Is A Limit, As There Is To Plants, Animals and Implements For None of These Retain Their Facility When They Are Too Large

“To the size of the state there is a limit, as there is to plants, animals and implements, for none of these retain their facility when they are too large.” – Aristotle (384-322 BC)

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First Principles: Industry Is Increased, Commodities Are Multiplied, Agriculture and Manufacturers Flourish: and Herein Consist the True Wealth and Prosperity of A State

“Industry is increased, commodities are multiplied, agriculture and manufacturers flourish: and herein consists the true wealth and prosperity of a state.” – Alexander Hamilton (1790)

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