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First Principles: It Is the Responsibility of Every Citizen To Question Authority

“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” – Benjamin Franklin      

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The Beauty of Healing

Learning more about how belief shifts biology in connection between mind and body led to this spilling out on my notepad… The Beauty of Healing by Michael Romani The mind body connection Stimulates the immunity It’s a matter of chemistry … 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: It Is For the President Alone To Decide To Act Or Not Act Consistent Within the Bounds of the Constitution

“If, for instance, the president is required to do any act, he is not only authorized, but required, to decide for himself, whether, consistently with his constitutional duties, he can do the act.” – Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Religion and Law Are Twin Sisters

“Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other. The divine law, as discovered by reason and the moral sense, forms an essential part of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Deterioration of Any Government Begins With the Decay of Its Founding Principles

“The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.” – Charles de Montesquieu (1689-1755) If you have not yet read Spirit of Laws, I wish to highly recommend it.  An English translation … Continue reading

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Queen of Soul

I would like to propose that we declare the day on which Aretha Franklin passed, International Respect For Woman Day.  Anyone else agree? Queen of Soul by Michael Romani The time has come to be called home The lady has … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Federal Government Is Limited In Its Powers

“All questions of power, arising under the constitution of the United States, whether they relate to the federal or a state government, must be considered of great importance. The federal government being formed for certain purposes, is limited in its … Continue reading

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Learning and Knowing Jesus

Based in part on Philippians 3:10: Learning and Knowing Jesus by Michael Romani That we might know Him Moving this out past whim The questions start to run How to tell about the one What might one start to tell About … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Power of the People To Establish Government Presupposes the Duty of Individuals To Be Good Citizens

“The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established government.” – George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796 You may read the entirety of this address … Continue reading

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