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First Principles: To Preserve Liberty, It Is Necessary That People Keep Arms and Are Trained In Using These

“Whereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – To Be Scared of the Dark

Every child knows what it is like to be scared of the dark.  As do many, adult still.  Some for more real reasons than others.  But, fear is an emotion not reason, right? To Be Scared of the Dark by … Continue reading

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First Principles: Public Liberty Is the Most Precious Jewel For Mankind

“Is the relinquishment of the trial by jury and the liberty of the press necessary for your liberty? Will the abandonment of your most sacred rights tend to the security of your liberty? Liberty, the greatest of all earthly blessings … Continue reading

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First Principles: Reason Is the Guard Against Humanity’s Absurdities

“Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the spot of every wind. With such persons, gullability, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand … Continue reading

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First Principles: Beware the Bluster of Feigned Patriotism

“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” – George Washington (1796)      

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First Principles: Reason Is the Guard Against Absurdities

“Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Guard Well Your Treasure of Kindness

“Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.” – George Sand [pen name of Amantine-Aurore-Lucile Dupin], novelist (1 Jul 1804-1876)      

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First Principles: Beware of Fake Patriots

“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”  – George Washington      

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First Principles: Never Abandon Reason

“Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the spot of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand … Continue reading

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First Principles: Guard Against the Impostures of False Patriotism

“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” – George Washington (1796)    

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