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First Principles: Slavery Was Introduced Into United States By England and Prevented From Abolishing It During Colonial Days

“He [King George III] has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day, America!

Wherever life may find you, be blessed and happy, my fellow Americans and those who love America around the world!  Today marks the first Brexit in favor of freedom and liberty!!  Celebrate this day in memory of the fine Americans … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Hang Together Or All Hang Separately

“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” – Benjamin Franklin (1776)      

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First Principles: Conflict Overcome Make the Spirit Stronger

“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.”  – William Ellery      

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First Principles: A Flourishing Nation Depends On Virtue

“It is certainly true that a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people.”  – Richard Henry Lee (1786), Signer of the Declaration of Independence and President of the Continental Congress  

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WordPress #Daily Prompt – July 15 – Moxie

56 men stepped forward and signed their names to the Declaration of Independence. Having heard that perhaps King George III lacked vision, John Hancock signed his name especially large.  He had perhaps the most to lose.  That took a lot … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The United States Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence declared this on behalf of the rebellious thirteen American colonies from the Kingdom of Great Britain as thirteen sovereign states that joined together as the United States of America.  Most of us celebrate this on July 4, 1776.  … Continue reading

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First Principles: All Are Created Equal With Inalienable Rights

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”   – Thomas Jefferson Time … Continue reading

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First Principles: United We Stand

“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”  – Benjamin Franklin        

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First Principles: Happiness and Dignity Rest On Virtue

“The happiness and dignity of man I admit consists in the practice of private virtues, and to this he is stimulated by the rewards promised to such conduct. In this he acts for himself, and with a view of promoting … Continue reading

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