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First Principles: Universal Ignorance and Lack of Virtue Will Sink This Nation Faster Than Any Foreign Invader

“No people will tamely surrender their liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and virtue is preserved. On the contrary, when people are universally ignorant, and debauched in their manners, they will sink under their own … Continue reading

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First Principles: Without A Foundation In Religion, Education Offers No Lessons In Virtue and Essential Liberty

“[T]he only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is Essential That Public Opinion Be Enlightened

“In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.” – George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796      

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Thought For the Day: Excellence Demands Competition

“Excellence demands competition. Without a race there can be no champion, no records broken, no excellence — in education or in any other walk of life.” – Ronald Reagan    

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First Principles: The Safe Depository of Constitutional Powers Are the People

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Noble Inheritance of America Should Be Taught, Guarded and Only Wisely Improved On

“Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Teacher Influences Eternity

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Adams, historian and teacher (1838-1918)        

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First Principles: National Morality Cannot Prevail When Belief Is Excluded

“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality … Continue reading

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Scribble and A Scratch

Scribble and A Scratch by Michael Romani With a scribble and a scratch My words flow together Sometimes in prose; sometimes in verse Hopefully, for the better Always filled with hope That I might have something to say Just keep … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Propaganda Infused On Children Is Difficult To Uproot

“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”  – Lenin        

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