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First Principles: If By the Liberty of the Press Were Understood Merely the Liberty of Discussing the Propriety of Public Measures and Political Opinions, Let Us Have As Much of It As You Please

“If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of affronting, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Here Comes the Orator! With His Flood of Words, and His Drop of Reason

“Here comes the orator! With his flood of words, and his drop of reason.” – Benjamin Franklin (1735)

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First Principles: Without Freedom of Thought There Can Be No Such Thing As Wisdom; and No Such Thing As Public Liberty, Without Freedom of Speech

“Without Freedom of Thought there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as Public Liberty, without Freedom of Speech.” -Benjamin Franklin (1722)

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First Principles: Slavery Is Such An Atrocious Debasement of Human Nature, That Its Very Extirpation, If Not Performed With Solicitous Care, May Sometimes Open A Source of Serious Evils

“Slavery is such an atrocious debasement of human nature, that its very extirpation, if not performed with solicitous care, may sometimes open a source of serious evils.” -Benjamin Franklin (1789)

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First Principles: When the Well’s Dry, We Know the Worth of Water

“When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” – Benjamin Franklin

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First Principles: War Is When the Government Tells You Who the Bad Guy Is. Revolution Is When You Decide That For Yourself

” War Is When the Government Tells You Who the Bad Guy Is. Revolution Is When You Decide That For Yourself” – Benjamin Franklin

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First Principles: A Republic, If You Can Keep It.

 “A republic, if you can keep it.” – Benjamin Franklin After the Biden Administration has repetitively stressed calling the American way of life over and over again, it seems there is no better time to remind those misinformed to read … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Early To Bed and Early To Rise Makes A Man Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” –  Benjamin Franklin

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First Principles: Without Freedom of Thought There Can Be No Such Thing As Wisdom; and No Such Thing As Public Liberty, Without Freedom of Speech

“Without Freedom of Thought there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as Public Liberty, without Freedom of Speech.” – Benjamin Franklin (1722)

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First Principles: They Who Can Give Up Essential Liberty To Obtain A Little Temporary Safety Deserve Neither Liberty Nor Safety

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

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