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First Principles: The Best of All Government Is That Which Teaches Us To Govern Ourselves

“The best of all government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832

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Thought For the Day: Concentrate All Your Thoughts Upon the Work At Hand. The Sun’s Rays Do Not Burn Until Brought To A Focus.

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell, inventor (3 Mar 1847-1922)

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First Principles: The Cause of America Is In A Great Measure the Cause of All Mankind

“The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind.” – Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776)

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First Principles: Nil Desperandium – Never Despair…Where There Is A Spark of Patriotic Fire, We Will Rekindle It

“Nil desperandum, — Never Despair. That is a motto for you and me. All are not dead; and where there is a spark of patriotic fire, we will rekindle it.” – Samuel Adams

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Thought For the Day: The Great Thing About Getting Older Is That You Don’t Lose All the Other Ages You’ve Been

“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” –Madeleine L’Engle, writer (29 Nov 1918-2007)

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Thought For the Day: For All Sad Words of Tongue and Pen, the Saddest Are These, ‘It Might Have Been’

“For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.” – John Greenleaf Whittier, poet (17 Dec 1807-1892)

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First Principles: I Think All the World Would Gain By Setting Commerce At Perfect Liberty

“I think all the world would gain by setting commerce at perfect liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson (1785)

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Thought For the Day: All Great Human Deeds Both Consume and Transform Their Doers

“All great human deeds both consume and transform their doers. Consider an athlete, or a scientist, or an artist, or an independent business creator. In the service of their goals they lay down time and energy and many other choices … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Think All the World Would Gain By Setting Commerce At Perfect Liberty

“I think all the world would gain by setting commerce at perfect liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson (1785)

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First Principles: The Most Sacred of the Duties of a Government is To Do Equal and Impartial Justice To All Its Citizens

“[T]he most sacred of the duties of a government [is] to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens.” – Thomas Jefferson (1816)

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