Tag Archives: Form

What Is Art?

I was sitting on a swing in a virtual world and thinking on how beautiful the build was that had been designed to evoke and memorialize my dead family members and close friends who had died before their time and … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Best Form of Government Is That Which Most Likely Prevents the Greatest Sum of Evil

“The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.” – James Monroe    

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Sunrise Calling

This planet of ours exists in just the right pocket for the life giving waters to be present in all of its necessary forms.  Odd how some don’t see the miracle in that… Sunrise Calling by Michael Romani Slippery as … Continue reading

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First Principles: Nothing Is of More Importance For Our Nation’s Well-Being Than To Form and Train Up Youth In Wisdom and Virtue

“… (N)othing is of more importance for the public weal, than to form and train up youth in wisdom and virtue…. I think also, general virtue is more probably to be expected and obtained from the education of youth, than … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Much of What Forms Our Customs Is An Accident of Birth

“I see too plainly custom forms us all. Our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed belief, are consequences of our place of birth. “– Aaron Hill, dramatist and writer (10 Feb 1685-1750)    

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First Principles: Government Is Made Safe Through the Virtue of the People

“Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks-no form of government can render us secure. To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Patience Is Also A Form of Action

“Patience is also a form of action.” – Auguste Rodin, sculptor (12 Nov 1840-1917)    

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A Gentle Heart At Christmas

The message of Christmas is one that is amply brought to mind by the life lived by the Nikolas who became a bishop and the touted as saint watched the stories of his saintly life turn into the legendary Santa … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: True Honor Is Formed In Our Hearts Not In Other People’s Opinions

“Our own heart, and not other men’s opinions, form our true honor.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)        

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First Principles: Careful Discussion of Proposed Legislation Is the Proper Way To Legislate

“In planning, forming, and arranging laws, deliberation is always becoming, and always useful.” – James Wilson (1791)          

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