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First Principles: Freedom of the Press Does Not Include Freedom to Endlessly Insult, Accuse and Defame Others

“If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of affronting, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Love of Power Is Natural and Often Abused

“A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when acquired.” – Alexander Hamilton (1775)      

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First Principles: Avoiding Fraud, Waste and Abuse Is Paramount to Honest Government

“A rigid economy of the public contributions and absolute interdiction of all useless expenses will go far towards keeping the government honest and unoppressive.” — Thomas Jefferson (1823) We can always think of more things to spend money on right?  … Continue reading

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First Principles: Love of Power Is Natural and Often Abused

“A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when acquired.” – Alexander Hamilton (1775) I hasten to add that therein is the reason we have so carefully guarded against this human proclivity … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: There Cannot Be Too Much Liberty

“It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.”  — Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658)

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I Still Stand

I Still Stand by Michael Romani We are no longer family I know this brutally And with finality You are my bitter enemy There is no closure To us being over You keep sticking the knife in Until I bleed … Continue reading

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