Monthly Archives: January 2021

Thought For the Day: The Ultimate Good Desired Is Better Reached By Free Trade In Ideas

“The ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade in ideas.” – Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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Thought For the Day: Do Not Hold the Delusion That Your Advancement Is Accomplished By Crushing Others

 “Do not hold the delusion that your advancement is accomplished by crushing others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC)

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First Principles: There Is But One Straight Course and That Is To Seek Truth and Pursue It Steadily

“There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.” – George Washington (1795)

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Thought For the Day: The Power of Authority Is Never More Subtle and Effective Than When It Produces A Psychological Atmosphere Or Climate Favorable To the Life of Certain Modes of Belief, Unfavorable, and Even Fatal, To the Life of Others

“The power of authority is never more subtle and effective than when it produces a psychological ‘atmosphere’ or ‘climate’ favorable to the life of certain modes of belief, unfavorable, and even fatal, to the life of others.” – Arthur Balfour … Continue reading

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First Principles: Guard With Jealous Attention the Public Liberty. Suspect Every one Who Approaches That Jewel

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel.” – Patrick Henry (1788)

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First Principles: It Is the Madness of Folly, To Expect Mercy From Those Who Have Refused To Do Justice

“It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice.” — Thomas Paine (1776)

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Thought For the Day: Early To Bed and Early To Rise Makes A Man Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” –  Benjamin Franklin

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Carnival of Ordinary Love

Carnival of Ordinary Loveby Michael DoyleI guess you could say That I’m nothing extraordinaryThat my life has been livedLike a carnival of the ordinaryAlways keeping my eye on the prizeThat had yet to be wonA life lived with no alibisUntil … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Since When Have We Americans Been Expected To Bow Submissively To Authority and Speak With Awe and Reverence To Those Who Represent Us

“Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?” – Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980)

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First Principles: The Greatest Good We Can Do Our Country Is To Heal Its Party Divisions and Make Them One People

“The greatest good we can do our country is to heal its party divisions and make them one people.” – Thomas Jefferson (1801)

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