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Precedent—the Pathway to Sin, Suffering and Slavery

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, THOMAS JEFFERSON A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so...

John G. Palfrey: On the Slave Power

Background of the Civil War During the year 1846, historian John G. Palfrey publishes a series of papers in the Boston Whig.   It is often wisdom,...

Sam Adams: Duty to Declare & Maintain Our Rights at All Times

Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, 1771 We cannot think the doctrine of the right of Parliament to tax us is given up, while an act remains...

Sam Adams: Duty to Declare & Maintain Our Rights at All Times

Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, 1771 We cannot think the doctrine of the right of Parliament to tax us is given up, while an act remains...

Momentary Passions and Fatal Precedents

Liberty Letters, Alexander Hamilton Nothing is more common than for a free people, in times of heat and violence, to gratify momentary passions, by letting...

Thomas Jefferson: Departing from principle in one instance

Liberty Letters, Thomas Jefferson A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on,...

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