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First Principles: There Is But One Straight Course and That Is To Seek Truth and Pursue It Steadily

“There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.” -George Washington (1795)    

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First Principles: Every Man Ought To Be Protected In Worshipping the Deity According to the Dictates of His Own Conscience

“I have often expressed my sentiments, that every man, conducting himself as a good citizen, and being accountable to God alone for his religious opinions, ought to be protected in worshipping the Deity according to the dictates of his own … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Wish From My Soul That the Legislature of This State Could See A Policy of A Gradual Abolition of Slavery

“I wish from my soul that the legislature of this State could see a policy of a gradual Abolition of Slavery.”  – George Washington Unlike the simplistic retelling of pieces of history that the 1619 Project managed to pull over … Continue reading

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First Principles: Securing Peace Is One of the Most Powerful Instruments Is Our Rising Prosperity

“If we desire to insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Primary Object Should Be the Education of Our Youth In the Science of Government

“A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing… than … communicating it to those who are to … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Liberty Enjoyed By the People of Worshipping God To Their Conscience Is Among the Choices of Their Blessings

“The liberty enjoyed by the people of these states of worshiping Almighty God agreeably to their conscience, is not only among the choicest of their blessings, but also of their rights.” – George Washington      

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A Federation Begins

In the formation of the American Constitution, the world’s political  republican theory took a leap into reality despite some downsides. A Federation Begins by Michael Doyle The extending of institutionalized slavery Remains a bleak mark in American history Kicking the … Continue reading

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A New Nation Born Pt II

The American story series continues… A New Nation Born Pt II by Michael Doyle In the haphazard wake of 1776 There were so many constructs to fix The ancients had always taught Only a smallish sized republic should be sought … Continue reading

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A New Nation Born Pt I

In a continuing cycle on America, we look at the Revolutionary War through England’s defeat at Yorktown: A New Nation Born Pt I by Michael Doyle Let’s have no sense of delusion The united states were but illusion Or, perhaps … Continue reading

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