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Trump, "Fire the SOB." The Assault on Free Expression Continues

North Korea threatens nuclear war, Iran is testing missiles, hurricanes have destroyed parts of the U.S. and the President of the United States seems more concerned with getting athletes fired or disinviting them to the White House. 1,133 more words

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First Principles: Limiting Information In A Republic Leads To Ignorance and Failed Government

“A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” 270 more words

First Principles
  • “The eyes of the world being thus on our Country, it is put the more on its good behavior, and under the greater obligation also, to do justice to the Tree of Liberty by an exhibition of the fine fruits we gather from it.” ~
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The American Spirit

Madison argues that oligarchy is difficult in America because of our size and diversity… but critics consistently cited the House of Representatives as the most susceptible institution in the new government. 140 more words

History
  • “The ultimate authority … resides in the people alone. … The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition.” ~James Madison
James Madison
  • “A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” ~James Madison (1822)
James Madison