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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 Bible Teaches Us How To Best Regulate Our Lives

“The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Unlimited Power To Tax Is the Power to Destroy

“An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.”  – John Marshall, in  McCullough v. Maryland, 1819 This landmark decision may be read … Continue reading

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First Principles: Constitutional Law Is A Noble Inheritance

“If these Commentaries shall but inspire in the rising generation a more ardent love of their country, an unquenchable thirst for liberty, and a profound reverence for the constitution and the union, then they will have accomplished all that their … Continue reading

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First Principles: On Understanding the Balance Between Liberty and Power

“[I]n the mouths of some [Liberty] means anything, which enervate a necessary government; excite a jealousy of the rulers who are our own choice, and keep society in confusion for want of a power sufficiently concentered to promote good.” – … Continue reading

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