Tag Archives: Freedom

WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Brave

This is still the land of the free and the brave No matter how many among us are knaves A land with its allegiance made to freedom Where the people rule, not a kingdom Where we salute the Old Glory … Continue reading

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First Principles: True Liberty Cannot Exist Without Restraint On the Violent

“Liberty is not to be enjoyed, indeed it cannot exist, without the habits of just subordination; it consists, not so much in removing all restraint from the orderly, as in imposing it on the violent.” — Fisher Ames (1801) The … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Freedom To Criticize Brings True Praise As Well

“Without the freedom to criticize, there is no true praise”. -Pierre Beaumarchais, playwright (1732-1799)      

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Exceptional

Thinking in terms of the national There are few things as exceptional Than the gifts of freedom and liberty Paid for at the foot of that given tree Where mankind pines for freedom Safe from the tyrannical kingdoms And where … Continue reading

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First Principles: To Have Freedom, You Must Defend It

“The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought.” – Samuel Adams, writing as Candidus in The Boston Gazette (October 14, 1771) Other writings by Samuel Adams may be read here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2092Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Irrelevant

It is irrelevant who might strive to be king If a place of ignorance is all that he will bring To raise the people to their proper height Requires freedom to debate what is right No one man can ever … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of POW/MIA Day 2017

Some gave all so that we might have our freedom. Others, have sat in POW camps.. if they were able to sit. Some … we may never know what happened to them… May we keep them all in our thoughts … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is Better To Die Free Than Live As Slaves

“With hearts fortified with these animating reflections, we most solemnly, before God and the world, declare, that, exerting the utmost energy of those powers, which our beneficent Creator hath graciously bestowed upon us, the arms we have compelled by our … Continue reading

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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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