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First Principles: An Independent Judiciary Protects the Interests of the People

“So long as we may have an independent Judiciary, the great interests of the people will be safe.” – John Rutledge When the Democrats attempt to pack the USSC as with FDR and the current move in Congress, we need to … Continue reading

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First Principles: Republics Are Created By the Virtue, Public Spirit and Intelligence of the Citizens

“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Oppressors Can Only Tyrannize When They Achieve A Standing Army, An Enslaved Press and A Disarmed Populace

“Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.” – James Madison      

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First Principles: Of Those Who Have Overturned Republican Liberty, Most Have Begun By Courting the People and Ending Tyrants

“Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants.” – Alexander Hamilton (1787)      

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First Principles: The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms Shall Not Be Infringed Upon. Period.

“The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period.” – Donald Trump    

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First Principles: Public Information Should Be Provided To the People To Keep Them Capable of Determining Their Own Destiny

“When information which properly belongs to the public is systematically withheld by those in power, the people soon become ignorant of their own affairs, distrustful of those who manage them, and — eventually — incapable of determining their own destinies.” … Continue reading

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First Principles: We, The People, Elect Leaders Not To Rule But To Serve

“We the people, elect leaders not to rule but to serve.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower    

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First Principles: The Fundamental Trouble With the People of the United States Is That We Have Gotten Too Far Away From God

“I have been thinking a lot about these things as I have come to the realization of the tremendous responsibilities which rest upon me. It is my conviction that the fundamental trouble with the people of the United States is … Continue reading

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First Principles: Officeholders Are the Agents of the People, Not Their Masters

“Officeholders are the agents of the people, not their masters. Not only is their time and labor due to the government, but they should scrupulously avoid in their political action, as well as in the discharge of their official duty, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Extravagant Spending of Public Money Is An Evil Exceeding the Value of the Money To the People Taxed For It

“The extravagant expenditure of public money is an evil not to be measured by the value of that money to the people who are taxed for it.” – Chester A. Arthur    

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