Tag Archives: The People

First Principles: It Will Be of Little Avail To the People If the Laws Are So Voluminous That They Cannot Be Read Or So Incoherent That They Cannot Be Understood

“It will be of little avail to the people if the laws are so voluminous that they cannot be read or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.” – James Madison

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First Principles: I Know No Safe Depository of the Ultimate Power of the Society But the People Themselves

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from … Continue reading

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Together We Will Stand

Together We Will Standby Michael DoyleThere is now in this time of historyA grain going against the orthodoxyThat states that the power rests in populismDespite the modern move against nationalismToday, a certain set wishes our knees to bowAs if to … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Must Never Be Forgotten That the Liberties of the People Are Not So Safe Under the Gracious Manner of Government As By the Limitation of Power

“It must never be forgotten…that the liberties of the people are not so safe under the gracious manner of government as by the limitation of power.” – Richard Henry Lee

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Covid and the Constitution

Covid and the Constitutionby Michael DoyleVoices arrayed together against an institutionOut of control of the reining in by the ConstitutionChecks and balances swept away along with our rightsStill, we ride forward like beleaguered knightsStay at home orders meant for communicable … Continue reading

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First Principles: If We Can Prevent the Government From Wasting the Labors of the People, Under the Pretense of Taking Care of Them, They Must Become Happy

“If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy.” – Thomas Jefferson (1802)

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First Principles: The Whole People Are the Militia. Whenever Governments Mean To Invade the Rights and Liberties of the People, They Always Attempt To Destroy the Militia

“The Whole People Are the Militia. Whenever Governments Mean To Invade the Rights and Liberties of the People, They Always Attempt To Destroy the Militia.” – Elbridge Gerry

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Thought For the Day: True Conservation Provides For Wise Use By the General Public…and People of All Income Levels Should Have Easy Access To Them

“True conservation provides for wise use by the general public. The American people do not want our resources preserved for the exclusive use of the wealthy. These land and water resources belong to the people, and people of all income … Continue reading

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First Principle: The Ultimate Authority Resides In the People Alone

“The ultimate authority … resides in the people alone. … The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any…” … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Only Foundation of A Free Constitution Is Pure Virtue

“The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People, in a greater Measure than they have it now, they may change their Rulers, and the forms of Government, but they … Continue reading

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