Tag Archives: Duty

Happy Birthday, US Navy!

In 1775 the US Navy was birthed to help take on tyranny.  It’s still on mission today.  October 13, 2018 was its anniversary.  We would be remiss if we didn’t show our gratitude for all that’s been done on behalf … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Duty of Judges Is to Interpret and Apply Law and Not To Create Law

“Every prudent and cautious judge … will remember, that his duty and his business is, not to make the law, but to interpret and apply it.” – James Wilson (1742-1798)      

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First Principles: National Defense Is A Cardinal Duty

“National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman.” – John Adams, 1815    

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First Principles: It is Our Duty To Resist Wrongful Force Exerted For Bad Purposes

“Has force, exerted for the purposes of malevolance, a right to command? Can it impose an obligation to obey? No. Resistance to such force is a right, and, if resistance can prove effectual, it is a duty also.” – James … Continue reading

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First Principles: Parents Have A Duty To Maintain Children Decently In Accordance With Their Circumstances

“It is the duty of parents to maintain their children decently, and according to their circumstances; to protect them according to the dictates of prudence; and to educate them according to the suggestions of a judicious and zealous regard for … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is An Indissoluble Union Between Virtue and Happiness

“There exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity.” – … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is A Direct Correlation Between Doing Good and Receiving Good

“[T]here exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity.” – … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Thoughts On Reaching 50

A blend of bits of reality mixed with a column that I read: A Woman’s Thoughts On Reaching 50 by Michael Romani At risk and at torment of feeling superficial She looks in the mirror, feeling somehow less special Weight … Continue reading

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First Principles: Resistance To Malevolence Is A Right and Duty

“Has force, exerted for the purposes of malevolence, a right to command? Can it impose an obligation to obey? No. Resistance to such force is a right, and, if resistance can prove effectual, it is a duty also.”  – James … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is No Greater Duty Than One’s God, Country and Family

“Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have grown not only gray, but almost blind in the service of my country.” – George Washington, 1783    

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