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First Principles: The Instrument By Which It (Government) Must Act Is Either the Authority of the Laws or Force. If the First Is Destroyed, the Last Must Be Substituted

“The instrument by which it [government] must act are either the AUTHORITY of the laws or FORCE. If the first be destroyed, the last must be substituted; and where this becomes the ordinary instrument of government there is an end … Continue reading

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First Principles: If the Federal Government Should Overpass the Just Bounds of Its Authority and Make A Tyrannical Use of Its powers, the People,…Must Appeal to the Standard They Have Formed

“If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers, the people, whose creature it is, must appeal to the standard they have formed, and take such measures to redress … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: On Organizational Leadership

Five Characteristics That Define An Outstanding Leader: There are more than five characteristics that define what makes an outstanding leader.  Of the many that do, some of the most valuable include continued growth throughout career and life; purpose and passion … Continue reading

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First Principles: This Was the Object of the Declaration of Independence…To Place Before Mankind…the Common Sense of…the American Mind…Harmonizing the Sentiments of the Day

“This was the object of the Declaration of Independence. Not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of, not merely to say things which had never been said before; but to place before mankind the common … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Authority Without Wisdom Is Like A Heavy Axe Without An Edge, Fitter To Bruise Than Polish

“Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.” – Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672)

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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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From the Perspective of the Rus

From the Perspective of the Rusby Michael DoyleStanding on the shoulders of wisdomBy each step we build separate kingdomsThe Brothers Karamazov built on a grain of wheatThat life comes from death and death is not defeatAll the suffering that we … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Declaration of Independence Rests … On The Harmonizing Sentiments of the Day, Whether Expressed In Conversation, In Letters, Printed Essays, Or In the Elementary Books of Public Right, As Aristotle, Cicero, Locke, Sidney, Et al.

“All [the] authority [of the Declaration of Independence] rests … on the harmonizing sentiments of the day, whether expressed in conversation, in letters, printed essays, or in the elementary books of public right, as Aristotle, Cicero, Locke, Sidney, &c.” – Thomas Jefferson, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Vilest Form of Self-Abasement and Self-Destruction Is the Subordination of Your Mind To the Mind of Another

“Independence is the recognition of the fact that yours is the responsibility of judgment and nothing can help you escape it—that no substitute can do your thinking—that the vilest form of self-abasement and self-destruction is the subordination of your mind … Continue reading

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In His Faithfulness

Based in part on Romans 6:   In His Faithfulness by Michael Doyle For all our fears and all of our doubt The Lord will guard us faithfully Established as guard that we might work out That the Lord has … Continue reading

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