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First Principles: Persons In Places of Public Trust Must Be of Immaculate Character

“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 (1775)    

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First Principles: Our Leaders Should Possess Distinguished Character

“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 (1775)    

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First Principles: The Federal Government Is Limited In Its Powers

“All questions of power, arising under the constitution of the United States, whether they relate to the federal or a state government, must be considered of great importance. The federal government being formed for certain purposes, is limited in its … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Must Be Cautious Least Senators Become Citizens of the Capital and Not Their States

“Those gentlemen, who will be elected senators, will fix themselves in the federal town, and become citizens of that town more than of your state.” — George Mason (1788)      

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First Principles: Federal Government Grows In Times of War and Danger

“The operations of the federal government will be most extensive and important in times of war and danger; those of the State governments, in times of peace and security.”   – James Madison   With this in mind, I believe … Continue reading

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