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First Principles: The Ordaining of Laws In Favor of One Part of the Nation, To the Prejudice and Oppression of Another, Is Certainly the Most Erroneous and Mistaken Policy

“The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy.” – Benjamin Franklin (1774)

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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: Freedom of Speech Is A Principal Pillar of A Free Government: When This Support Is Taken Away, the Constitution of A Free Society Is Dissolved

“Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government: When this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved.”– Benjamin Franklin

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First Principles: Hide Not Your Talents, They For Use Were Made, What’s A Sundial In the Shade

“Hide not your talents, they for use were made,What’s a sundial in the shade?”– Benjamin Franklin

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

“They that can give up Essential Liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

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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: They That Can Give Up Essential Liberty To Purchase A Little Temporary Safety, Deserve Neither Liberty Nor Safety

“They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin (1759)

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First Principles: They That Can Give Up Essential Liberty To Purchase A Little Temporary Safety, Deserve Neither Liberty Nor Safety

“They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin (1759)

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First Principles: Repeal That Welfare Law, and You Will Soon See A Change In their Manners. Industry Will Increase

“Repeal that [welfare] law, and you will soon see a change in their manners. [I]ndustry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circumstances will mend, and more will be done for their happiness by inuring them … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Lie Stands On One Leg, A Truth On Two

“A lie stands on one leg, a truth on two.” – Benjamin Franklin (1735)

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