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First Principles: Honesty Will Be Found On Every Experiment, To Be the Best and Only True Policy; Let Us Then As A Nation Be Just

“Honesty will be found on every experiment, to be the best and only true policy; let us then as a Nation be just.” – George Washington (1783)

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First Principles: A Person May Cause Evil To Others Not Only By His Actions But By His Inaction, and In Either Case He Is Justly Accountable To Them For the Injury

“A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.” -John Stuart Mill, philosopher and economist (1806-1873)

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First Principles: It Is An Object of Vast Magnitude That Systems of Education Should Be Adopted…Which…May…Diffuse A Knowledge of the Sciences But May Implant…the Principles of Virtue and of Liberty

“It is an object of vast magnitude that systems of education should be adopted and pursued which may not only diffuse a knowledge of the sciences but may implant in the minds of the American youth the principles of virtue … Continue reading

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First Principles: God Who Gave Us Life Gave Us Liberty

“God who gave us life gave us Liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that … Continue reading

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In the Providence of Seneca

In the Providence of Senecaby Michael DoyleIn the age of ancient tyrannyWhen Rome had lost its libertyEven a good man might compromiseFor the partial good seen in his eyesThough at times, it took its tollTo hide his better angels in … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Tremble For My Country When I Reflect That God Is Just (and) That His Justice Cannot Sleep Forever

“Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever…. The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest.” – Thomas Jefferson, in Notes … Continue reading

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First Principles: God Who Gave Us Life Gave Us Liberty

“God who gave us life gave us Liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that … Continue reading

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21st Century Goings On

Dedicated to George Floyd and all victims of brutality in hope that we may yet find our way to a more just and less cruel world shared in our walk of humanity.  Marvin Gaye would probably be rolling over in … Continue reading

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First Principles: Laws, To Be Just, Must Give A Reciprocation of Right. Without This, They Are Mere Arbitrary Rules of Conduct

“We lay it down as a fundamental, that laws, to be just, must give a reciprocation of right; that, without this, they are mere arbitrary rules of conduct, founded in force, and not in conscience.” – Thomas Jefferson (1782)   … Continue reading

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In An Argument For Union

In  a further look at American history, let’s take a poetic look at the foundations of federating our republic: In An Argument For Union by Michael Doyle Each of these concerns had the attention Of our Founding Fathers with keen … Continue reading

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