Tag Archives: Ignorance

Misunderstanding Of A Little House

There is a massive campaign to distort historical reality.  It seemingly stops at nothing to turn history on its head to achieve this moment’s agenda.  I believe it cannot be more wrong.  Where possible I attempt to reasonably act against … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Known Propensity of Democracy Is Toward Licentiousness

“The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty.”  – Fisher Ames, speech in the Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788  

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Thought For the Day: Contempt Prior To Investigation Will Keep Mankind Ignorant

“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance – that principle is contempt prior to investigation.” – Herbert Spencer, philosopher … Continue reading

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First Principles: Universal Ignorance and Lack of Virtue Will Sink This Nation Faster Than Any Foreign Invader

“No people will tamely surrender their liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and virtue is preserved. On the contrary, when people are universally ignorant, and debauched in their manners, they will sink under their own … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Where Possible Give Credit For Virtue To All Sides of An Issue

“A man must be excessively stupid, as well as uncharitable, who believes there is no virtue but on his own side.” – Joseph Addison, essayist and poet (1 May 1672-1719)    

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Explore

In an age that plays too fast and too loose And every moment is expected to be the golden goose The crack in the cosmic egg seems a little poorer As facts mutate instantly and we continue to explore The … Continue reading

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On Idealism and Its Defeat

On Idealism and Its Defeat by Michael Romani Too often the rebuke of idealism Can seem like only so much tribalism Each convinced of an abstraction of right Though differently seen in its perspective of light Lives of practical politics … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Good Government Supports Education and the Spread of Knowledge and Wisdom

“A nation under a well regulated government, should permit none to remain uninstructed. It is monarchical and aristocratical government only that requires ignorance for its support.”  – Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1792          

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Congregate

In my life, I have seen many come to congregate Waiting with bated breath as it fascinates That only a handful gather to pursue wisdom While ignorance more often rules the kingdom It seems we need a smattering of deeper … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Never Let Your Schooling Get In the Way of Your Education

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain              

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