Tag Archives: Abigail Adams

First Principles: The Founders of America Intended Women To Have A Full and Co-Equal Voice In Our Government

“If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.” – Abigail Adams Oddly, it’s … Continue reading

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First Principles: Beware of Too Many High Sounding Words Absent Accompanying Actions

“We have too many high sounding words and too few actions that correspond with them.” – Abigail Adams    

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First Principles: Learning Is Gained Through Ardor and Diligence, Not Chance

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams    

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First Principles: To Be Good and Do Good Is the Entire Duty of Mankind

“To be good, and do good, is the whole duty of man comprised in a few words.” – Abigail Adams    

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First Principles: Allowing Only the Judiciary To Decide What Is Constitutional Leads To Despotism

“[T]he opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves, in their, own sphere of action, but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo Day 24: Elegy For A Matriarch

The Na/GloPoWriMo Day 24 challenge is to write an elegy of some sort.  Presently, one person comes to mind that despite her good influence on the world probably won’t get have the recognition that she richly deserves. This elegy is … Continue reading

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