Tag Archives: Freedom

First Principles: Sad Will Be the Day When Americans Forget Their Traditions and Their History

“Sad will be the day when the American people forget their traditions and their history, and so longer remember that the country they love, the institutions they cherish, and the freedom they hope to preserve, were born from the throes … Continue reading

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American Dream

In this day and age, so many tear at the foundations of America.  They do so with an almost willful ignorance of what came before and what’s happened since.  There is an insistence that perfection be from the beginning when … Continue reading

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First Principles: Liberty Consists In Freedom To Do All Desired That Injures No One Without Limit Except To Assure This Right To Everyone Else

“Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else; hence the exercise of the natural rights of each man has no limits except those which assure to the other members of the society the enjoyment of … Continue reading

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Heartland United

Tales of the American Heartland… Heartland United by Michael Romani We have one heartland united In a nation too divided Filled with hop and our heartbreak The nation’s heart awakes From Nebraska to the Central Valley There is a flavor … Continue reading

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First Principles: Liberty, Once Lost, Is Lost Forever

“But a constitution of government once changed from freedom can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.””– John Adams      

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Thoughts On Arlington (Memorial Day 2019)

America has never been so seemingly divided since our Civil War. Thoughts On Arlington by Michael Romani With so many jokes out to rewrite history It really isn’t much of a mystery That our nation barely stands divided With too … Continue reading

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First Principles: Freedom Requires Those Willing to Undergo the Rigors of Supporting It

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 4, September 11, 1777    

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First Principles: Freedom, Not Servitude, Is the Cure For Anarchy; True Faith Is the Cure For Superstition

“Freedom and not servitude is the cure of anarchy; as religion, and not atheism, is the true remedy for superstition.” – Edmund Burke, Second Speech on Conciliation with America, The Thirteen Resolutions (3/22/1775)      

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First Principles: It Is the Dearness of Freedom That Makes It So Valued and Valuable

“What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an … Continue reading

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First Principles: The End of Law Is To Preserve and Enlarge Freedom

“The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom.”  – John Locke        

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