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First Principles: Self Defense Is A Natural Right

“Self-defence is a part of the law of nature; nor can it be denied the community, even against the king himself.” – John Locke (1632-1704)          

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Thought For the Day: The True Heroes of This World Share Responsibility For Caring For Our Children

“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I … Continue reading

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How Darkness Wins

How Darkness Wins by Michael Romani Sometimes it feels like “it’s a bad day” Has somehow become our last best way It’s hard to move forward with the feeling That our whole world keeps on reeling Life lives with way … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Our Christian Commitment Must Be Turned Into Action

“… (O)ur commitment must be translated into action — in our homes, in our neighborhoods, and in our society. Jesus taught there are only two roads in life. One is the broad road that is easy and well-traveled, but which … Continue reading

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First Principles: Where There Is No Law, There Is No Liberty

“[W]here there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.” – Benjamin Rush, 1788       … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Communal

The man looked and his head tilted Seeing the world as just a little stilted It seems that we find what we wish Depending on the selection of choice dish And life rolls on with a certain angled spin Finding … Continue reading

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First Principles: Where There Is No Law, There Is No Liberty

“Where there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.” — Benjamin Rush, letter to David Ramsay, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Promote the Well Being of Your Community

“I have always, from my earliest youth, rejoiced in the felicity of my fellow-men; and have ever considered it as the indispensable able duty of every member of society to promote, as far as in him lies, the prosperity of … Continue reading

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Sense of Place

Sense of Place by Michael Romani You see it in her x-ray eyes There is really no disguise She feels her sense of place She wears it on her smiling face It’s an attachment to things past These that endure … Continue reading

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First Principles: Good and Wise Government Is Dependent On Family

“[T]hat important and respectable, though small and sometimes neglected establishment, which is denominated a family…[The family is] the principle of the community; it is that seminary, on which the commonwealth, for its manners as well as its numbers, must ultimately … Continue reading

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