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First Principles: There Is A Degree of Depravity In Mankind Which Requires A Certain Degree of Circumspection and Distrust

“As there is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 55 (1788)

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First Principles: All Men Having Power Ought To Be Distrusted To A Certain Degree

“All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.” – James Madison (1787)      

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First Principles: Public Information Should Be Provided To the People To Keep Them Capable of Determining Their Own Destiny

“When information which properly belongs to the public is systematically withheld by those in power, the people soon become ignorant of their own affairs, distrustful of those who manage them, and — eventually — incapable of determining their own destinies.” … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Distrust All In Whom The Impulse To Punish Is Powerful

“Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.” – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, philosopher (15 Oct 1844-1900)    

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First Principles: Nothing Is So Contagious As Opinion Formed In the Mind of Distrust

“Nothing is so contagious as opinion, especially on questions which, being susceptible of very different glosses, beget in the mind a distrust of itself.” – James Madison (1790)      

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Thought For the Day: The Tale of Global Socialism Is One of Ruination

“The young Democrats swooning for Sanders appear unfamiliar with socialism’s century-long career, a dismal tale of ruination from Russia to Cuba to Venezuela. Indeed, are they even aware that China’s greatest reduction in poverty in human history correlates precisely with … Continue reading

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