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First Principles: Were We Directed From Washington When To Sow, and When To Reap, We Should Soon Want Bread

“Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread.” – Thomas Jefferson (1821)

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Thought For the Day: Liberty, Or the Absence of Coercion, Or the Leaving People To Think, Speak, and Act As They Please, Is In Itself A Good Thing

“Liberty, or the absence of coercion, or the leaving people to think, speak, and act as they please, is in itself a good thing. It is the object of a favourable presumption. The burden of proving it inexpedient always lies, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Anyone Who Wishes To Become A Good Writer Should Endeavor, Before He (Or She) Allows Himself/Herself To Be Tempted By the More Showy Qualities, To Be Direct, Simple, Brief, Vigorous and Lucid

“Anyone who wishes to become a good writer should endeavour, before he allows himself to be tempted by the more showy qualities, to be direct, simple, brief, vigorous, and lucid.” – H.W. Fowler, lexicographer (10 Mar 1858-1933)

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Thought For the Day: It Is Easier To Lead Men To Combat, Stirring Up Their Passion, Than To Restrain Them and Direct Them Toward the Patient Labors of Peace

“It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.” – Andre Gide, author, Nobel laureate (1869-1951)

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Thought for the Day: May Each of You Have the Heart To Conceive, the Understanding to Direct and the Hand To Execute the Works That Will Make the World A Little Better For You Having Been Here

“My fondest hope for each one of you — and especially for the young people here — is that you will love your country, not for her power or wealth, but for her selflessness and her idealism. May each of … Continue reading

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In A Relevance of Universal Mind

A rose by any other name is still a rose.  That’s the proposition of Shakespeare, correct?  All the same no matter how inspired or inspiring it is still simply part of the created.  God known by any other name is … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Pledge of American Allegiance Should Be Directed At the Constitution and Bill of Rights

“I also wish that the Pledge of Allegiance were directed at the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as it is when the President takes his oath of office, rather than to the flag and the nation” – Carl Sagan   … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: To Be A Good Writer Be Direct, Clear and Simple First

“Anyone who wishes to become a good writer should endeavour, before he allows himself to be tempted by the more showy qualities, to be direct, simple, brief, vigorous, and lucid.” – H.W. Fowler, lexicographer (10 Mar 1858-1933)    

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First Principles: The True God Exists As Father, Son and Holy Ghost and the Scriptures Are His Revelation

” I believe that there is one only living and true God, existing in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, the same in substance equal in power and glory. That the scriptures of the old and … Continue reading

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First Principles: Practical Planning Should Occur On A Local Level To Best Meet Local Needs

“Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread.” – Thomas Jefferson (1821)    

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