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First Principles: The Great Principles of Right and Wrong Are Knowable By All Persons

“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 consists in the art of being honest.” – Thomas Jefferson (1775)    

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First Principles: Republics Are Created By the Virtue, Public Spirit and Intelligence of Their Citizens

“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Art of Good Government Consists of Honestly Doing One’s Duties

“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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Thought For the Day: Wisdom Is Out There To Be Thought On and Made Our Own

“All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)    

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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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