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First Principles: It Is A Happy Circumstance In Human Affairs That Evils Which Are Not Cured In One Way Will Cure Themselves In Some Other

“It is a happy circumstance in human affairs that evils which are not cured in one way will cure themselves in some other.” – Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Sinclair, 1791

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Thought For the Day: As Knowledge Spreads, Wealth Spreads. To Diffuse Knowledge Is to Diffuse Wealth

“General education is the best preventive of the evils now most dreaded. In the civilized countries of the world, the question is how to distribute most generally and equally the property of the world. As a rule where education is most general the distribution … Continue reading

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First Principles: False Is the Idea of Utility That Sacrifices A Thousand Real Advantages For One Imaginary or Trifling Inconvenience; That Would Take Fire From Men Because It Burns, and Water Because One May Drown In It; That Has No Remedy For Evils Except Destruction

“False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages for one imaginary or trifling inconvenience; that would take fire from men because it burns, and water because one may drown in it; that has no remedy for … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Evils of Tyranny Are Rarely Seen But By Him Who Resists it

 “The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.” – John Hay (1838-1905)

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First Principles: To Right Our Republic’s Course We Must Restore Our First Principles

“When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.” – Montesquieu, in … Continue reading

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