Tag Archives: The People

First Principles: Government Is Instituted For the Common Good; For the Protections, Safety, Prosperity and Happiness of the People; and Not for Profit, Honor or Private Interest of Any One Man, Family or Class of Men

“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an … Continue reading

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First Principles: Educate and Inform the Whole Mass of the People. Enable Them To See That It Is Their Interest To Preserve Peace and Order and They Will Preserve Them

“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. Enable them to see that it is their interest to preserve peace and order, and they will preserve them.” -Thomas Jefferson

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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: 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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