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First Principles: Only Aim To Do Your Duty And Mankind Will Give You Credit Where You Fail

“It behooves you, therefore, to think and act for yourself and your people. The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors. The whole art of government … Continue reading

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To Bring the Stars Closer

There are those who walk into our lives to not simply touch and fadeaway.  There are those who from the moment met leave an indelible trace in your heart and soul.  It is to this which has left me so … Continue reading

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First Principles: National Defense Is One of the Cardinal Duties of A Statesman

“National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman.” – John Adams (1815) This bears repeating giving the hew and cry about the decision to take out a terroristic mastermind and a few of his cronies doesn’t it? … Continue reading

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First Principles: When War Is Required, We Must Meet Our Duty To Convince the World That We are Just Friends and Brave Enemies

“Whensoever hostile aggressions…require a resort to war, we must meet our duty and convince the world that we are just friends and brave enemies.” – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Andrew Jackson (December 3, 1806)   It’s been going on for quite some … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: When A Person Has Done Their Duty To Their People and Country, They Can Rest In Peace

“Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I … Continue reading

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While Yet I Live

Today is chosen by some as Still Need To Do Day.   There is a lot that I still need to do.  How about you readers on here?  Still have things to do?  On the page speaking about this day, … Continue reading

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The Hunting of the Wren

Around the world there are nations that share a thread of British heritage.  From this heritage, these nations still keep some semblance of International Boxing Day.  This day itself is preceded by the earlier tradition of the Hunting of the … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is the Duty of All Nations To Acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God

“What students would learn in American schools above all is the religion of Jesus Christ.  It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and … 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: Resistance To Tyranny Is the Christian and Social Duty of Each Individual

“Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual. … Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.” … Continue reading

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