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First Principles: Laws Are Made For Men of Ordinary Understanding To Be Construed By Ordinary Rules of Common Sense

“Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Committee

Rumor had it that they were there to greet me That ghoulish sort of ghastly welcoming committee And though I wished them no sense of hostility I would certain some things just shouldn’t be Run, run, runaway to fight another … Continue reading

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First Principles: Laws Are Made For Ordinary People To Be Defined By Common Sense Not The Metaphysical

“Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at … Continue reading

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First Principles: Laws Are Made For Men of Ordinary Understanding

“Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Cause of America Is the Cause of All Mankind

“The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind.” – Thomas Paine (1776) You may read Common Sense by Thomas Paine here: http://www.bartleby.com/133/ …and you should… 😉            

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First Principles: An Honest Man Is Worth More To Society Than Crowned Criminals

“Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived.” – Thomas Paine, in Common Sense (1776)        

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Government Is At Best A Necessary Evil

“Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, … Continue reading

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Short Form Poetry Workshop: Pleaides – Conserve

The Short Form Poetry Workshop this evening pertained to a New Zealand form of poetry called a Pleiades. What is a Pleiades? • Invented in 1999 by Craig Tigerman, Sol Magazine’s Lead Editor. • a single seven-line stanza. • Only … Continue reading

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First Principles: Government Is A Necessary Evil At Best

“Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” – Thomas Paine        

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