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First Principles: Our Liberty Depends On Our Education, Law and Habits and Is Founded On Morality and Religion

“Our liberty depends on our education, our laws, and habits . . . it is founded on morals and religion, whose authority reigns in the heart, and on the influence all these produce on public opinion before that opinion governs … Continue reading

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Webster’s Calling

At one time, Noah Webster called for a unifying national language of American English.  On learning that the English were buying his dictionary, he decided instead it was a better thing to recognize that English is English with more in … Continue reading

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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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