Tag Archives: The People

First Principles: Before A Standing Army Can Rule, The People Must Be Disarmed

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe.” – Noah Webster (1787) Clearly, the intention of the Founders was that the People’s arms capacity should at a minimum … Continue reading

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First Principles: Disarming the People Is the Most Effectual Way of Enslaving the People

“To disarm the people… was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” – George Mason    

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First Principles: When the Government Violates the People’s Rights, Insurrection Is the Most Sacred of Rights and Most Indispensable of Duties

“When the government violates the people’s rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties.” – Marquis de Lafayette      

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First Principles: Popular Government Cannot Flourish Without Virtue In the People

“It is certainly true that a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people.” – Richard Henry Lee    

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Those Who Have To Shower

How did the alleged party of the working man in my country become so elitist and based on class division?  Go watch the last Democratic debates and see how many references were made to those who have to shower after … Continue reading

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First Principles: Religion Is Of Public Concern and In Great Measure Fosters the Peace and Good Order of Government

“Religion is of general and public concern, and on its support depend, in great measure, the peace and good order of government, the safety and happiness of the people.” – Samuel Chase    

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First Principles: When Legislators Take and Destroy the Property of the People or Reduce the People To Slavery, the People Are Absolved From Further Obedience

“Whenever legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Right To Freely Examine Public Persons and Measures and Freely Communicate Is the Only Effectual Guardian of Every Other Right

“The right of freely examining public characters and measures, and of free communication among the people thereon … has ever been justly deemed the only effectual guardian of every other right.”– James Madison (1798)    

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Thought For the Day: Whether Prince or Pauper, All Are Prone To Abuse Power If Not Guided By Love of Truth and Virtue

“Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people.” – Jean de la Fontaine, poet and fabulist (8 Jul … Continue reading

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First Principles: Nothing Impels Regard of Constituents As the Certainty of Participating In Their Burdens

“Nothing so strongly impels a man to regard the interests of his constituents, as the certainty of returning to the general mass of the people, from whence he was taken, where he must participate in their burdens.” – George Mason … Continue reading

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