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First Principles: An Honest Man Is Worth More To Society Than Crowned Criminals

“Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived.” – Thomas Paine, in Common Sense (1776)        

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First Principles: Honest Persons Find No Pleasure In Coercive Power

“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: Security and Private Property Rest On A Just Court

“Personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice.” —Joseph Story (1833)    

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Thought For the Day: Be Willing To Bear Ridicule and Reproach For Truth’s Sake

“If I can do no more, let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth’s sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.” – Louisa May Alcott, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: To See Truthfully Takes Effort

“To see what is in front of one’s nose requires a constant struggle.” – George Orwell            

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Thought For the Day: Refuse To Be Compromised

“One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.” – Chinua Achebe, writer and professor (16 Nov 1930-2013) Learn more about the man whom many call the Father of Modern African literature here: https://pen.org/event/a-tribute-to-chinua-achebe/ Remember … Continue reading

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Substance Over Form

Based on a sermon based on 1 Samuel 16:7 Substance Over Form by Michael Romani I’ll say this with great reluctance Samuel might have been king But he was all style, no substance Israel waited for David to bring Those … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Life of Thomas More – William Roper

William Roper was an English lawyer and member of Parliament who also happened to be the son-in-law of Sir Thomas More.  He lived until January 4, 1578.  During his life, he was in a good position to gain insight into … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Proxy

There is no sort of proxy for the things you do to me There is nothing that can replace our integrity All of the things that you have come to mean to me Forming the bounds of all of my … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Should Endeavor To Be Honest In All We Do

“In our private pursuits it is a great advantage that every honest employment is deemed honorable.” —Thomas Jefferson (1795) It’s somewhat fitting that the witch hunt has thus far calumniated not in any finding of collusion but past crimes committed … Continue reading

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