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First Principles: Those Who Expect To Reap the Blessings of Freedom, Must, Like Men, Undergo the Fatigues of Supporting It

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine (1777)

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First Principles: It Does Not Take A Majority To Prevail… But Rather An Irate, Tireless Minority, Keen On Setting Brush Fires of Freedom In the Minds of Men

“It does not take a majority to prevail … but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men.” – Samuel Adams

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Thought For the Day: The Moment Men Obtain Perfect Freedom, That Moment They Erect A Stage For the Manifestation of Their Faults

 “The moment men obtain perfect freedom, that moment they erect a stage for the manifestation of their faults. The strong characters begin to go wrong by excess of energy; the weak by remissness of action.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe … Continue reading

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First Principles: If the Freedom of Speech Is Taken Away Then Dumb and Silent We May Be Led, Like Sheep, To Slaughter

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to slaughter.” – George Washington

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The Greater the Miracles

The Greater the Miraclesby Michael DoyleReligion it seems is love’s emotionPersonified and adhered to with devotionFor a person who lives life without reasonHas committed the most personal of treasonsIn the Grand Inquisitor we find rarified poetryIn which passions are taken … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day: Will the People Ever Be Wise Enough To Refuse To Follow Bad Leaders Or To Take Away the Freedom of Other People?

Will people ever be wise enough to refuse to follow bad leaders or to take away the freedom of other people? -Eleanor Roosevelt, diplomat, author, and lecturer (11 Oct 1884-1962)

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Thought For the Day: The Preservation of Freedom Is the Protective Reason For Limiting and Decentralizing Governmental Power

“The preservation of freedom is the protective reason for limiting and decentralizing governmental power. But there is also a constructive reason. The great advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science or in literature, in industry or agriculture, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: We are not just flesh, bone and blood, we are human beings with souls. Our republic was formed on the basis that freedom is not a gift from government but that freedom is a gift from God!

“We are not just flesh, bone and blood, we are human beings with souls. Our republic was formed on the basis that freedom is not a gift from government but that freedom is a gift from God!” – President Donald … Continue reading

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First Principles: Children Should Be Educated and Instructed In the Principles of Freedom

“Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.” – John Adams (1787)

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Covid and the Constitution

Covid and the Constitutionby Michael DoyleVoices arrayed together against an institutionOut of control of the reining in by the ConstitutionChecks and balances swept away along with our rightsStill, we ride forward like beleaguered knightsStay at home orders meant for communicable … Continue reading

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