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First Principles: Our Liberty Depends On Our Education, Law and Habits and Is Founded On Morality and Religion

“Our liberty depends on our education, our laws, and habits . . . it is founded on morals and religion, whose authority reigns in the heart, and on the influence all these produce on public opinion before that opinion governs … Continue reading

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First Principles: Beware That Two Passions Strongly Influence Politics – Love of Power and Love of Money

“(T)here are two passions which have a powerful influence in the affairs of men. These are ambition and avarice—the love of power and the love of money. Separately, each of these has great force in prompting men to action; but, … Continue reading

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A Prayer For the Healing

No use whining about life’s complications really, right?  So let me just encourage everyone to love when they can and cry when you feel it’s needed. Keep your hearts open and find that bit of truth that works to make … Continue reading

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The Dissolution of Liberal Democracy

Not so long ago, it was announced with great fanfare that history had ended and Liberal Democracy had won.  The globalists believed there was no most struggle and that it made little difference with we made microchips or potato chips. … Continue reading

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First Principles: Good Political Leadership Requires the Influence of Personal Character In Moderating Political Divisions

“The influence of your personal character moderates the divisions of political parties…” – George Washington            

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Daily Prompt – Pebble

In looking through time we see the pebble of consequence Rippled through all the universe in its muted evidence Too often felt like a fork in the road that might confuse In the choice of two more paths on which … Continue reading

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First Principles: Be Honorable By Being Necessary For the Public Good

“I am not influenced by the expectation of promotion or pecuniary reward. I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary for the public good, become honorable by being necessary.” – Nathan Hale (1776)    

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Daily Prompt – First

Seems to me at first glance That a lot is left to chance When you study the past You find what didn’t last Wondering how it connects Into the future and directs The paths yet to be Flowing into our … Continue reading

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Chinese Shelf Help

Some say that the change in Chinese away from satire and critique is just the chase of the almighty dollar.  That seems a deficit explanation given the official statements by the Chinese government.  I am no expert.  But, this poem … Continue reading

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Legends Persist

Legends persist throughout our culture.  They always have.  I believe they always will. Legends Persist by Michael Romani Choking on the information age Where everything is instantly all the rage Be it Britney Spears or history The internet is here … Continue reading

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