Tag Archives: Tyranny

First Principles: We In America Do Not Have Government By the Majority – We Have Government By the Majority Who Participate

“We in America do not have government by the majority—we have government by the majority who participate…. All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” – Thomas Jefferson      

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First Principles: The Strongest Reason For the People To Retain the Right To Keep and Bear Arms Is, As A Last Resort, To Protect Themselves Against Tyranny In Government

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.“ – Thomas Jefferson    

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First Principles: I Have Sworn On the Alter of God Eternal Hostility Against Every Form of Tyranny Over the Mind of Man

“I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” – Thomas Jefferson, in Letter To Benjamin Rush (September 23, 1800)    

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Guarding Against Faction

Today’s poem about American history speaks on some basic principles as set out in largely in Federalist Paper Number 10 in which we choose to become a republic and not a democracy to protection of nation from the encroachment of … Continue reading

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Consent of the Governed

Continuing in a series of poems about the establishment of our republican form of government and life under the rule of law as set out in our constitution: Consent of the Governed by Michael Doyle The standards are set by … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Very Definition of Tyranny Is When All Powers Are Gathered Under One Place

“The very definition of tyranny is when all powers are gathered under one place.” – James Madison in The Federalist No. 47      

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On the Articles of Confederation

In these down times, I am taking a moment to reexamine and better understand the Constitution.   The following is a look at the deficiencies of the Articles of Confederation under which America arose as a nation. On the Articles … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: There Is No Crueler Tyranny Than That Which Is Perpetuated Under the Shield of Law and In the Name of Justice

“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” – Baron de Montesquieu      

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First Principles: All Tyranny Needs To Gain A Foothold Is For People of Good Conscience To Remain Silent

“We in America do not have government by the majority—we have government by the majority who participate…. All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” – Thomas Jefferson    

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First Principles: Resistance To Tyranny Is the Christian and Social Duty of Each Individual

“Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual. … Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.” … Continue reading

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