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First Principles: If We Desire To Avoid Insult, We Must Be Able To Repel It

“There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: In the United States There Is No Phenomenon More Threatening To Popular Government Than the Unwillingness of Newspapers To Give the Facts To Their Readers

“In the United States there is no phenomenon more threatening to popular government than the unwillingness of newspapers to give the facts to their readers.” – Nelson Antrim Crawford (1888-1963)

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First Principles: I Consider the Foundation of the Constitution As Laid On This Ground That ‘All Powers Not Delegated To the United States, By the Constitution, Nor Prohibited By It To the States, Are Reserved To the States Or To the People

“I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that ‘all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people.’ … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Freedom Is Never More Than One Generation Away From Extinction

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will … Continue reading

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First Principles: Before A Standing Army Can Rule, the People Must Be Disarmed

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: If Children Do Not Understand the Constitution, They Cannot Understand How Our Government Functions, Or What Their Rights and Responsibilities Are As Citizens of the United States

“If children do not understand the Constitution, they cannot understand how our government functions, or what their rights and responsibilities are as citizens of the United States.” – Chief Justice John Roberts

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First Principles: There Is A Rank Due to the United States, Among Nations, Which Will Be Withheld, If Not Absolutely Lost, By the Reputation of Weakness

“There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness.” – George Washington (1793)

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On the Influence of Mass and Social Media

Mass Media Shaping of Culture and Perceptions of Self, Others and the World:             Where once Gutenberg’s printing press led the way in shaping the world, the driving technology in the modern world is mass media in its many and … Continue reading

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First Principles: No Religious Test Shall Ever Be Required As A Qualification To Any Office Or Public Trust Under the United States

“No religious test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” – United States Constitution, Article VI, Clause 3

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First Principles: Every Measure of Prudence…Ought To Be Assumed For the Eventual Extirpation of Slavery From the United States

“Every measure of prudence, therefore, ought to be assumed for the eventual total extirpation of slavery from the United States. … I have, throughout my whole life, held the practice of slavery in … abhorrence.” – John Adams (1819) For … Continue reading

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