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First Principles: There Is A Certain Enthusiasm In Liberty That Makes Human Nature Rise Above Itself In Acts of Bravery and Heroism

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” – Alexander Hamilton, in The Farmer Refuted (February 23, 1775)    

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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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First Principles: A Certain Enthusiasm In Liberty Makes Human Nature Rise Above Itself In Acts of Bravery and Heroism

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” – Alexander Hamilton      

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First Principles: Ambition Must Be Made To Counteract Ambition

“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses … Continue reading

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First Principles: Despite Humanity’s Imperfections, We Must Take Human Nature As We Find It

“We must take human nature as we find it, perfection falls not to the share of mortals.” – -George Washington, Aug. 15, 1786 (letter to John Jay)      

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First Principles: Liberty’s Enthusiasm Makes Humanity Rise In Acts of Bravery and Heroism

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”– Alexander Hamilton    

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Thought For the Day: The Deepest Craving of Human Nature Is To Be Appreciated

“The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.” –  WIlliam James      

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An Obsession of Shadow

The challenge for the 13th day of Na/GloPoWriMo is to write something spooky or somewhat creepy.  To me, there is maybe nothing more creepy than the shadowed, dark side of human nature. An Obsession of Shadow by Michael Romani Hiding … Continue reading

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Filthy Habits

It seems to me that most of humans have a little duality in our nature.  I could be wrong.  I often am. Filthy Habits by Michael Romani The beast seeks the dark The angel seeks the light The physician said … Continue reading

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First Principles: Slavery Was Introduced Into United States By England and Prevented From Abolishing It During Colonial Days

“He [King George III] has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another … Continue reading

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