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First Principles: The Freedom and Happiness of Man…(Are) the Sole Objects of All Legitimate Government

“The freedom and happiness of man…[are] the sole objects of all legitimate government.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thaddeus Kosciusko, 1810

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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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For Fear That We Will Fall

For Fear That We Will Fallby Michael DoyleListen to the world as you doBut in the end to yourself be trueNeither a borrower or lender beBecause debt destroys harmonyWords of wisdom to follow farAs true as truth is the northern … Continue reading

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Holding On to Legacy

Holding On to Legacyby Michael DoyleThere are some things to be saidThat keep rolling around in my headOne of which must be said preciseThat extremism in defense of liberty is no viceModeration in pursuit of justice is not a virtueNor … Continue reading

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First Principles: Honor, Justice, and Humanity, Forbid Us Tamely To Surrender That Freedom Which We Received From Our Gallant Ancestors

“Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Freedom Means Trusting the American People and Equipping Them With Information To Assess Risks and Make the Best Decisions for Themselves and Their Families

“Instead of COVID-19 vaccine mandates, policymakers should focus on providing more clear and timely data on vaccine risks and benefits so Americans can make their own informed decisions along with the help of their doctors. Freedom means trusting the American … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Dustbin of History Is Littered With Remains of Those Countries That Relied On Diplomacy To Secure Their Freedom

“The dustbin of history is littered with remains of those countries that relied on diplomacy to secure their freedom. We must never forget … in the final analysis … that it is our military, industrial and economic strength that offers … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Whereas Each Man Claims His Freedom As A Matter of Right, the Freedom He Accords To Other Men Is A Matter of Toleration

“Whereas each man claims his freedom as a matter of right, the freedom he accords to other men is a matter of toleration.” – Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

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First Principles: In Short, Is Not Liberty the Freedom of Every Person To Make Full Use of His Faculties, So Long As He Does Not Harm Other Persons While Doing So?

“In short, is not liberty the freedom of every person to make full use of his faculties, so long as he does not harm other persons while doing so? Is not liberty the destruction of all despotism — including, of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Spirit of Truth and the Spirit of Freedom – They Are the Pillars of Society

“The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom — they are the pillars of society.” – Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)

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