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First Principles: Tyranny, Like Hell, Is Not Easily Conquered, Yet We Have This Consolation With Us, That the Harder the Conflict, the More Glorious the Triumph

“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 in “American Crisis” (1776)

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First Principles: The Accumulation of All Powers, Legislative, Executive and Judiciary, In the Same Hands…May Justly Be Pronounced the Very Definition of 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 (1788)

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First Principles: I Am A Friend To Righteous Government, To A Government Founded Upon the Principles of Reason and Justice. But I Glory In Publicly Avowing My Eternal Enmity To Tyranny

“I am a friend to righteous government, to a government founded upon the principles of reason and justice. But I glory in publicly avowing my eternal enmity to tyranny.”  – John Hancock

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Thought For the Day: The Evils of Tyranny Are Rarely Seen But By Him Who Resists it

 “The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.” – John Hay (1838-1905)

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Thought For the Day: The Tyranny of the Many Would Be When One Body Takes Over the Rights of Others, and Then Exercises Its Power To Change the Laws In Its Favor

“The tyranny of the many would be when one body takes over the rights of others, and then exercises its power to change the laws in its favor.” – Voltaire (1694-1778)

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First Principles: Who Is John Galt? We Are John Galt!

“In planning, forming, and arranging laws, deliberation is always becoming, and always useful.” -James Wilson (1791) Today’s First Principles will be slightly different than usual. I will encourage that you think on what the Father of American Law has stated … Continue reading

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For Bill of Rights Day

For Bill of Rights Dayby Michael DoyleTo embark on teaching history of the pastEngages us with the things that lastThe best way of doing this of courseIs to teach things right from the sourceBefore going further, let me just sayHappy … Continue reading

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In the Truth of Poetry

In the Truth of Poetryby Michael DoyleLife, it seems in as far as it is reachableIs filled with those moments that are teachableOne of the most powerful of lessons to learnIs the ability to quick study, determine and discernA poem … Continue reading

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

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” – Thomas Jefferson

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