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First Principles: America Should Be A Land of Safe and Agreeable Asylum To the Virtuous and Persecuted, Whatever Nation They May Come From

“I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong.” – George Washington      

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First Principles: Endeavor Not Only To Be Learned But Virtuous

“A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Life of the Nation Is Secure Only While The Nation Is Honest, Truthful and Virtuous

“The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.” – Frederick Douglass      

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First Principles: Only A Virtuous People Are Capable of Freedom. As Nations Become Corrupt and Vicious, They Have More Need of Masters.

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.“ – Benjamin Franklin    

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First Principles: A Good Moral Character For Life Is The First Essential of Mankind and Formed By Habits Contracted Early On

“A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life.” – George Washington (1790)    

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First Principles: The Good Moral Character Needed To Lead A Republic Requires Being Both Learned and Virtuous

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First Principles: A Virtuous People Cannot Be Subdued

“While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.” – Samuel Adams (1779)      

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First Principles: Only A Virtuous People Are Capable of Freedom

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.” – Benjamin Franklin, Letter to the Abbes Chalut and Arnoux, 1787      

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First Principles: A Good Moral Character Is the First Essential In A Man

“[A] good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should … Continue reading

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First Principles: From Youth We Must Strive To Be Learned and Virtuous

“A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should … Continue reading

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