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First Principles: The 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 Republican Governments

“[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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Thought For the Day: The Primacy of the Individual – That We Judge People Not By Their Lineage But By Their Deeds – Is At the Very Foundation of A Free Society and of the American Experiment

“The primacy of the individual—that we judge people not by their lineage but by their deeds—is at the very foundation of a free society and of the American experiment.” – Zaid Jilani

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Walking With the Giants

Walking With the Giantsby Michael DoyleWalking with the giantsWe stand in our defianceCalling out the holy namesKnown with the mark of God’s fameWalking in the faith that’s knownConfidence that has grownThough the future remains unseenIn this assurance, we find new … Continue reading

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Empty Jar

Empty Jarby Michael DoyleIt’s an empty jar that we fillGiven the many choices of our free willIt’s best to live with full intentionLooking back, we’ll see what’s had our attentionThis jar of ours, might just shatterIf we fill it with … Continue reading

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From the Perspective of the Rus

From the Perspective of the Rusby Michael DoyleStanding on the shoulders of wisdomBy each step we build separate kingdomsThe Brothers Karamazov built on a grain of wheatThat life comes from death and death is not defeatAll the suffering that we … Continue reading

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First Principles: Is It Not That the Declaration of Independence First Organized the Social Compact On the Foundation of the Redeemer’s Mission Upon Earth? – That It Laid the Cornerstone of Human Government On the First Precepts of Christianity

“Is it not that in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? – that it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation? Is it … Continue reading

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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.” – John Adams (1778)

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Thought For the Day: There Can Be No Public Or Private Virtue Unless the Foundation of Action Is the Practice of Truth

“There can be no public or private virtue unless the foundation of action is the practice of truth.” – George Jacob Holyoake (1817-1906)

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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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