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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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The Death Head of Night

The Death Head of Nightby Michael DoyleThere in the darkest of the 20th CenturyWere pages to learn from in our historySuch evil as was darker than the nightWhere our traditions still bring us lightNo matter what the king tells usTruth … Continue reading

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First Principles: If We Can Prevent the Government From Wasting the Labors of the People, Under the Pretense of Taking Care of Them, They Must Become Happy

“If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy.” – Thomas Jefferson (1802)

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First Principle: The Ultimate Authority Resides In 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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Thought For the Day: Through Blood, Sweat and Tears, Americans Did More Than Any Other Nation To Bring A Swift End To Slavery

“Through blood, sweat, and tears, Americans did more than any nation ever had to bring a swift end to slavery,” – Thomas Krannawitter, creator of many civics study programs/clubs including the10-month program titled “Tragedy & Triumph: The Story of Slavery … Continue reading

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Texas 1836

I have always found American history fascinating in all of our legends and tales, tall or not. Texas 1836 by Michael Doyle Texas, Eighteen Hundred Thirty Six Thousands of Americans invited in Finding their place in desert sand and sticks … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: We Remember With Pride and Are Always Prepared So We May Always Be Free

“We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free.” – Ronald Reagan      

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First Principles: Americans Combine Christianity and Liberty So Intimately That It Is Impossible to Conceive One Without the Other

“The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other.” – Alexis de Tocqueville    

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First Principles: States and Their Militias Serve A Powerful Check To the Ambition and Power of the Federal Government

“Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Nation Must Maintain Its Character and Ideals By Regulating Reasonable Immigration

“No country can maintain its character and purpose if it has what amounts to open borders. A common language is lost, there are fewer incentives to assimilate and immigrants can bring with them their own agendas and objectives. The hyphenating … Continue reading

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