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First Principles: Once A Republic Is Corrupted, There Is No Possibility of Remedying Any of the Growing Evils But By Removing the Corruption and Restoring Its Lost Principles; Every Other Correction Is Either Useless Or A New Evil

” When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.” – Thomas … Continue reading

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First Principles: Once A Republic Is Corrupted, The Only Remedy Is to Remove the Corruption and Restore Its Lost Principles

“When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.” – Thomas Jefferson   … Continue reading

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First Principles: Useless Laws Weaken the Necessary Laws

“Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.” – Charles de Montesquieu, in The Spirit of the Laws (1748)    

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Thought For the Day: Integrity Without Knowledge Is Weak; Knowledge Without Integrity Is Dreadful

“Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.” —Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)              

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First Principles: Avoiding Fraud, Waste and Abuse Is Paramount to Honest Government

“A rigid economy of the public contributions and absolute interdiction of all useless expenses will go far towards keeping the government honest and unoppressive.” — Thomas Jefferson (1823) We can always think of more things to spend money on right?  … Continue reading

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