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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Particular

There was really something quietly particular That made this revolution a bit irregular The idea that the people should live Freely with all the rights God does give No longer shackled to a rule of man But given the right … Continue reading

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First Principles – Our Children Should Be Taught Our History

“Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Sir Walter Scott – Thomas Carlyle

Born on December 4, 1795, Thomas Carlyle was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, translator, historian, and mathematician before passing on  February 5, 1881.   He was a gifted lecturer who provided many varied insights during the Victorian age.  One … Continue reading

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First Principles: Peace Requires Strength and The Willingness To Use It

“These people are either too superstitiously religious, or too cowardly for arms; they either can not or dare not defend ; their property is open to anyone who has the courage to attack them… The supposed quietude of a good man … Continue reading

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Washington’s Legacy

Washington’s Legacy by Michael Romani Looking back on the edges of history Today, I am thinking how Washington Aided by others acted to save his legacy Like most creatures, born of necessity Sown were the bitter fruits of American victory … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Success Means To Keep On Going With Enthusiasm

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”  – Winston Churchill Keep the inner fire burning regardless of how many times you need to keep working on accomplishing your goals.  That’s the secret to success.  Failure … Continue reading

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First Principles: Mankind Has A Propensity Toward Despotism

“How prone all human institutions have been to decay; how subject the best-formed and most wisely organized governments have been to lose their check and totally dissolve; how difficult it has been for mankind, in all ages and countries, to … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Life of Thomas More – William Roper

William Roper was an English lawyer and member of Parliament who also happened to be the son-in-law of Sir Thomas More.  He lived until January 4, 1578.  During his life, he was in a good position to gain insight into … Continue reading

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First Principles: Love Liberty Enough To Guard and Defend It

“God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.”  – Daniel Webster, in Speech (3 June 1834); reported in Edward Everett, ed., The Works of Daniel Webster (1851), volume iv, page 47 … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Pliny’s Letters

This was to be blogged yesterday.  Unfortunately, sometimes not feeling well gets the better of me.  I chose sleep over blogging.  Okay, truth be told, my body did.  I had duly set an alarm.  Better living through chemicals and a … Continue reading

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