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First Principles: A President of the United States Should Be Mindful That He Serves His Party Best Who Serves His Country Best

“The President of the United States should strive to be always mindful of the fact that he serves his party best who serves his country best.” – Rutherford B. Hayes    

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First Principles: Weep For Liberty When You See Corruption Imputed To Many Member of the House of Representatives

“I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been … Continue reading

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First Principles: Be A Mortal Enemy To Arbitrary Government and Unlimited Power

“I am a mortal enemy to arbitrary government and unlimited power. I am naturally very jealous for the rights and liberties of my country, and the least encroachment of those invaluable privileges is apt to make my blood boil.” – Benjamin … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Liberties of Our Nation Are Secured By the Conviction These Are the Gift of God

“And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be … Continue reading

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Spoons Full of Memories

A good man was laid to rest today, as good a man as men are these days.  I offer this attempt of a poem to honor his memory in a final salute of sorts.  Master Sargent Charles Oliver Brooks, boss, … Continue reading

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First Principles: May We Never Sacrifice Our Liberties

“However weak our country may be, I hope we shall never sacrifice our liberties.” – Alexander Hamilton (1790) Wouldn’t it be great if the Democrats would remember this?    

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Walking Talk of Talking Walk

Some say that a nice walk is the best time and way to observe, think and observe.  I see the point of this.  For me, it use to be to go on a nice 10-15 mile run.   Those days … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Rest, Nature, Books, Music and Love For One’s Neighbor Bring Happiness

“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is Wiser To Govern Through Sound Principles Than Events

“Every friend to the liberty of his country is bound to reflect, and step forward to prevent the dreadful consequences which shall result from a government of events.” – Henry Knox    

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First Principles: It Is the Small Business Owners Who Have the Most Stake In Our Country and Community and Are Its Best Citizens

“The more people who own little businesses of their own, the safer our country will be, and the better off its cities and towns; for the people who have a stake in their country and their community are its best … Continue reading

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