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First Principles: Moderate Taxes Produce Greater Revenue Than Excessive Taxation

“If duties are too high, they lessen the consumption; the collection is eluded; and the product to the treasury is not so great as when they are confined within proper and moderate bounds.” – Alexander Hamilton (1787)       … Continue reading

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First Principles: Some Assimilation of Culture, Law and Tradition Is Required To Remain One People

“The policy or advantage of [immigration] taking place in a body may be much questioned; for, by so doing, they retain the Language, habits and principles which they bring with them. Whereas by an intermixture with our people, they, or … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Holinshed’s Chronicles – Church of England

Aloha Promises Forever has previously discussed the Holinshed Chronicles and its authors .   Please see these to learn more.  Otherwise, please know that you may read Chapter 5, Of the Ancient and Present Estate of the Church of England here: … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Importance of Assimilation

“I often note with equal pleasure that God gave this one connected country to one united people — a people descended from the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in manners … Continue reading

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