Our Constitution

Safety: Securing Our Constitutional Republic

April 25, 2018 Guest Writer 1

Safety… The Path of Freedom and Safety   “To secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” – The Declaration of Independence On February 15, 2018, Nikolas Cruz committed an act of unspeakable evil. He ventured back to his former high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, in Parkland, Florida, to shoot and kill 17 people. He wounded at least a dozen more. Whether he was flagged as a threat to students in the past remains to be confirmed. The Miami Herald reported that Cruz, who was expelled from the school, was the subject of a warning email last year from the administration, flagging him as a […]

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As our president bears no resemblance to a king so we shall see the Senate has no similitude to nobles. First, not being hereditary, their collective knowledge, wisdom, and virtue are not precarious. For by these qualities alone are they to obtain their offices, and they will have none of the peculiar qualities and vices of those men who possess power merely because their father held it before them. – Tench Coxe, An American Citizen, No.2, September 28, 1787 I trust that the proposed Constitution afford a genuine specimen of representative government and republican government; and that it will answer, in an eminent degree, all the beneficial purposes of society. – Alexander Hamilton, speech to […]

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It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow. – Alexander Hamilton and Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 62, 1788 Bear in mind that brains and learning, like muscle and physical skill, are articles of commerce. They are bought and sold. You can hire them by the year or by the hour. The only […]

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Why courage for freedom?

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A feeble executive implies a feeble execution of the government. A feeble execution is but another phrase for a bad execution; and a government ill executed, whatever may be its theory, must be, in practice, a bad government. – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 70, 1788 The reformation was preceded by the discovery of America, as if the Almighty graciously meant to open a sanctuary to the persecuted in future years, when home should afford neither friendship nor safety. – Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

Our Founders

Button, The Most Valuable Signature

April 5, 2018 thefpAdmin 0

Button and the His Record-Breaking Signature Button Gwinnett – April circa 1735 to May 19, 1777 – Politics, rivalry and a duel Button was one of three Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence. He served in Georgia’s colonial legislature in the Second Continental Congress and as president of the Revolutionary Council of Safety.  His life, though short, followed a varied path than ultimately led to politics. From The Beginning Gwinnett was born in Down Hatherly, England in 1735.  He married Ann Bourne in 1757 and the couple had three daughters.  The couple moved from England to America in 1762. Prior to his involvement in government service, Button was an unsuccessful merchant. His retail attempts […]

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Def of State

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April 1, 2018 PJ 0

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. – Nathan Hale, before being hanged by the British, September 22, 1776 I love my country, not my government. – Jesse Ventura