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First Principles: The Revolution Was Fought For Freedom and Honest Persons

“We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in.” —Thomas Paine (1777), in The American Crisis No. 4 This essay may be read in its entirety … Continue reading

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Thought For The Day: Free Society Resists Interference With Others

“A society is free when its members resist the tendency to interfere by force with the lives of others.  In this kind of society, justice is established as each person is given his clue and no man has a politically … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Free Thought Protects Against the Rise of Dictatorship

“Freedom of thought is the only guarantee against an infection of people by mass myths, which, in the hands of treacherous hypocrites and demagogues, can be transformed into bloody dictatorships.” —Andrei Sakharov (1921-1989) Andrei D. Sakharov was the Russian designer … Continue reading

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First Principles: Freedom Requires the Will To Fight For It

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.”  – Thomas Paine The series of The American Crisis essays can be read in their entirety here: http://www.ushistory.org/Paine/crisis/index.htm

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Happy Bastille Day!

In remembrance of the assistance France gave to the United States in securing our freedom and that we have been allies and friends since then, I wish the people of France and the lovers and admirers of France, a… Saluting … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Person’s Home Is Their Castle

“One of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one’s house. A man’s house is his castle.”–  James Otis, On the Writs of Assistance (1761)

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First Principles: Good Morals Are the Only True Support of Good Government

“For avoiding the extremes of despotism or anarchy… the only ground of hope must be on the morals of the people.  I believe that religion is the only solid base of morals and that morals are the only possible support … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Free Speech Is the Greatest Freedom

“I have always been among those who believed that the greatest freedom of speech was the greatest safety, because if a man is a fool, the best thing to do is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking.”  … Continue reading

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Freedom 1776 – 2017

Freedom 1776-2017 by Michael Romani In thinking on America’s revolution In the quest for sweet freedom’s contribution Each man willing to die to be free I confess puzzlement at this mystery That a people who sought so hard for liberty … Continue reading

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First Principles: Bad Men Cannot Be Good Citizens

“Bad men cannot make good citizens. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience are incompatible with freedom.” – Patrick Henry Those who say that what a person does in private does not concern the public square might want … Continue reading

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