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First Principles: The Only Foundation of A Free Constitution Is Pure Virtue

“The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People, in a greater Measure than they have it now, they may change their Rulers, and the forms of Government, but they … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Foundation On Which All Constitutions Are Build Is the Natural Equality of Man, the Denial of Every Preeminence But That Annexed To Legal Office and Particularly the Denial of A Preeminence By Birth

“The foundation on which all [constitutions] are built is the natural equality of man, the denial of every preeminence but that annexed to legal office, and particularly the denial of a preeminence by birth.” – Thomas Jefferson (1784)    

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First Principles: The Foundation of National Morality Must Be Laid In Private Families

“The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families. … In vain are schools, academies, and universities instituted, if loose principles and licentious habits are impressed upon children in their earliest years.” – John Adams (1778)     … Continue reading

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Depths of Me and You

It’s all about connection.  The deeper I dig in, the deeper I want this to go.  Every moment is a new revelation to cherish. Depths of Me and You by Michael Doyle Taking our time To build our foundation It … Continue reading

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In An Argument For Union

In  a further look at American history, let’s take a poetic look at the foundations of federating our republic: In An Argument For Union by Michael Doyle Each of these concerns had the attention Of our Founding Fathers with keen … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Grateful Heart Is A Beginning of Greatness

“A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.”  – James E. Faust      

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How To Live the Bible

Based in part on Deuteronomy 11:18-21: How To Live the Bible by Michael Doyle Thank you Father for our salvation Certain of our coming final destination Please hear our prayers on Palm Sunday As we worship and praise all of … Continue reading

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Dewey and the Progressive Era

Turning next in American History, we have the Progressive Era with all that it meant for how we do things today and it’s challenges to the Constitution’s meaning to our society. Dewey and the Progressive Era by Michael Doyle All … Continue reading

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First Principles: Those Decrying Christianity…Are Undermining the Solid Foundation of Morals, the Best Security For the Duration of Free Governments

“Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure (and) which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Fear Is the Foundation of Most Governments

“Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve of any political institution … Continue reading

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