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First Principles: Beware That Two Passions Strongly Influence Politics – Love of Power and Love of Money

“(T)here are two passions which have a powerful influence in the affairs of men. These are ambition and avarice—the love of power and the love of money. Separately, each of these has great force in prompting men to action; but, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Constitution Was Made For A Moral and Religious People and Is Inadequate To Govern Otherwise

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution … Continue reading

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Your Best You

If it’s going to be in your life, it’s up to you.  That’s maybe trite, but, could not be truer. Your Best You by Michael Romani To be the best you Control your impulses Learn to do as must do … Continue reading

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Neon Century

Neon came and mostly went in the 20th Century.  Neon lights and even neon knights have made their mark.  But, like some other things in this age of rapid change, their time appears to have come and gone. Neon Century … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Bulk of Mankind Have In Turn Been the Prey of Ambition

“The bulk of mankind have indeed, in all countries in their turn, been made the prey of ambition.”  – Mercy Otis Warren    

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The Whiskey Priest

Based on Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory.. seemed suitable for Lent on the dark side.. Read the novel to see why more accurately…. The Whiskey Priest by Michael Romani Anger has replaced ambition With the drive to drink Even … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Ultimate Authority Rests With the People Alone

“The ultimate authority … resides in the people alone. … The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any…” … Continue reading

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First Principles: An Active Executive Is Essential To Good Government

“Energy in the executive is a leading character in the definition of good government. It is essential to the protection of the community against foreign attacks; it is not less essential to the steady administration of the laws; to the … Continue reading

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Price of Pride

Love of power breed ambition and that’s really not what we need in leaders.  What we need is those who have vision and come to serve the people. Yet, that’s rarely the way of those interested in politics is it? … Continue reading

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First Principles: Dependence Begets Subservience In the Design of Ambition

“Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.”  – Thomas Jefferson (1781)      

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