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First Principles: The People Are Responsible For the Character of Their Congress, Senate and President

“Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption.” – James A. Garfield    

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Dracul’s Prey

The real Dracul was as deadly perhaps as the Bram Stoker monster.  But what if they were one in the same? Dracul’s Prey by Michael Romani The clan of the dragon Is one founded in corruption Dracul meaning the dragon … Continue reading

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First Principles: Neither the Wisest Constitution Nor the Wisest Laws Will Secure the Liberty and Happiness of A People Whose Manners Are Universally Corrupt

“Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” – Samuel Adams (1749)    

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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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First Principles: Neither the Wisest Constitution Nor the Wisest Laws Will Secure Liberty and Happiness of A People Whose Manners Are Universally Corrupt

“Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” – Samuel Adams    

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Art and the Box Office

Is the art of Broadway or a movie measured by box office or by other standards? Art and the Box Office by Michael Romani It may seem a bit of artifice To say that art isn’t measured by the box … Continue reading

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First Principles: Once A Republic Is Corrupted, The Only Remedy Is to Remove the Corruption and Restore Its Lost Principles

“When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.” – Thomas Jefferson   … Continue reading

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Retribution For Frailty

Sadists like to kick people when they’re down.   Turn to multiple forums from Facebook to otherwise and you see people constantly tearing at each other and doing this for the good of the other.  Interesting how we convince ourselves … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Corrupt Press Deceives, Inflames, Dishonors Virtue, Stokes the Flames of Faction and Ends Its Own Enemy

“We are, heart and soul, friends to the freedom of the press. It is however, the prostituted companion of liberty, and somehow or other, we know not how, its efficient auxiliary. It follows the substance like its shade; but while … Continue reading

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First Principles: When the Press Corrupts Politics, It is the Press That Is The Means of Our Political Regeneration

“It is the press which has corrupted our political morals — and it is to the press we must look for the means of our political regeneration.”– Alexander Hamilton, 1804 Yes, Virginia, this is not the first time that the … Continue reading

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