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First Principles: Honest Persons Feel No Pleasure Over Controlling Fellow Citizens

“An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.” – Thomas Jefferson (1813)      

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First Principles: The Whole Art of Government Consists of Being Honest and Doing Your Duty

“It behooves you, therefore, to think and act for yourself and your people. The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors. The whole art of government … Continue reading

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First Principles: May Only the Honest and Wise Ever Be President

“May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.” – John Adams, 2nd US President, and the first one to live in the White House (30 Oct 1735-1826) Now, there’s a prayer for the ages if ever … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Value

Thinking on all these things that I value Like the air that I breathe And the honest love given by you Never one to deceive You have danced with me slowly Walking, not running, to know me We’re working on … Continue reading

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Short Poetry Workshop – Crystalline – Crystalline Hope (Small Town Life)

Indiana is filled with small towns and with these people of the earth who remind us of what it means to be neighbors and community. Crystalline Hope (Small Town Life) by Michael Romani Down the way on a country highway … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is A Direct Correlation Between Doing Good and Receiving Good

“[T]here exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity.” – … Continue reading

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Beckoned By Her Fire

This poem transpired based on multiple pieces of conversations overheard or spoken to me that a friend then challenged me to turn into a poem: Beckoned By Her Fire by Michael Romani Her voice beckoned to me Like that moth … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Founders of the United States Believed Our Leaders Would Always Be Honest and Honorable

“The drafters of the Constitution had made on simple but far reaching error.  They’d assumed the people selected by the People to manage the nation would be as honest and honorable as they’d been.  One could almost hear the “Oops!” … Continue reading

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First Principles: Honest Friendship With All, Entanglements With None

“Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations…entangling alliances with none”  – Thomas Jefferson Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address can be read in its entirety here: http://www.bartleby.com/124/pres16.html

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Thought of the Day: One Less Scoundrel

“Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one less scoundrel in the world.” – Thomas Carlysle

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