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First Principles: Do Not Be Defeated By False Politeness, Effected Delicacy Or Feigned Decency

“Be not intimidated … nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice.” -John Adams … Continue reading

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First Principles: Be Vigilant Of Our Rights Against Even Those Political Leaders We Least Suspect

“[T]he people are always most in danger when the means of injuring their rights are in the possession of those of whom they entertain the least suspicion.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 25, 1787 If anyone has any doubt about … Continue reading

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First Principles: The People Must Be Vigilant of Their Rights At All Times

“For it is a truth which the experience of all ages has attested, that the people are always most in danger, when the means of injuring their rights are in the possession of those of whom they entertain the least … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Main Purpose of the Constitution Is To Bind Government From Mischief

“In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” — Thomas Jefferson (1798) If Jefferson had been alive during the Obama Administration in … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Right To Bear Arms Is Essential In the Preservation of Liberty

“Whereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into … Continue reading

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First Principles: Guard Public Liberty Attentively

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel.  Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” –Patrick Henry, in a speech at the Virginia … Continue reading

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First Principles – A Republic Must Guard Against Undue Foreign Influence

“Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence, the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government.”   – George Washington … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Cacophony

Madmen hear music that is heard like a symphony To rest of us it plays unwell as a sort of cacophony Something majoring in the key of clashing dissonance That we swear that in the future we will have vigilance … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Exceptional

Thinking in terms of the national There are few things as exceptional Than the gifts of freedom and liberty Paid for at the foot of that given tree Where mankind pines for freedom Safe from the tyrannical kingdoms And where … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day: Good Governance Requires Vigilance

“Abuse of power isn’t limited to bad guys in other nations. It happens in our own country if we’re not vigilant.” — Clint Eastwood        

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