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First Principles: Fight Every Tyranny Over the Mind of Man

“I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” – Thomas Jefferson All ideas should be open for discussion in a free market place of ideas.  This is the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Resist the Tyranny That Would Attempt To Take Inalienable Rights

“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.”  – John … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Accumulation of Power Into the Hands of the Few Leads To Tyranny

“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. “ – James Madison, in Federalist … Continue reading

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First Principles: Liberty Is Rightfully Constrained By the Rights of Others

“… (R)ightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our own will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law,’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Democracy Leads To Tyranny

“It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed … Continue reading

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First Principles: Resistance To Tyranny Is Everyone’s Duty

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

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First Principles: Tyranny Is Not Easily Conquered

“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” —Thomas Paine, American Crisis, No. 1, 1776 Shortly before the Battle of Trenton, Thomas Paine wrote … Continue reading

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God Given Liberty

Based on the American Revolution and John Jay’s reflections on same: God Given Liberty by Michael Romani There before my eyes As I look And with really no surprise I see the words of John Jay Who was heard to … Continue reading

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