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First Principles: Rebellion To Tyrants Is Obedience To God

“Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God” – Benjamin Franklin    

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First Principles: The Longer We Live, the More Convincing Proofs Are Seen That God Governs In the Affairs of Men

“I have lived, Sir, a long time and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without … Continue reading

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First Principles: Be At War With Your Vices, At Peace With Your Neighbors and Let Every New Year Find You A Better Person

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin    

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First Principles: May Our List of Virtues Include Curing Ourselves of Pride and Becoming More Humble

“My List of Virtues contain’d at first but twelve: But a Quaker Friend having kindly inform’d me that I was generally thought proud; that my Pride show’d itself frequently in Conversation; that I was not content with being in the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Many Observe Christ’s Birthday; Few Follow His Precepts

“How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, His precepts!” – Benjamin Franklin  

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First Principles: Security Without Liberty Is Called Prison

“Security without liberty is called prison.” – Benjamin Franklin    

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First Principles: Be A Mortal Enemy To Arbitrary Government and Unlimited Power

“I am a mortal enemy to arbitrary government and unlimited power. I am naturally very jealous for the rights and liberties of my country, and the least encroachment of those invaluable privileges is apt to make my blood boil.” – Benjamin … Continue reading

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First Principles: God Governs In the Affairs of Men

“I have lived, Sir, a long time and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without … Continue reading

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First Principles A Bible, Newspaper and Good Schooling Are the Principal Supports of Virtue, Morality and Civil Liberty

“A Bible and a newspaper in every house, a good school in every district–all studied and appreciated as they merit–are the principal support of virtue, morality, and civil liberty“ – Benjamin Franklin    

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First Principles: Only A Virtuous People Are Capable of Freedom. As Nations Become Corrupt and Vicious, They Have More Need of Masters.

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.“ – Benjamin Franklin    

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