Tag Archives: Justice

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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First Principles: Where There Is No Law, There Is No Liberty

“Where there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.” — Benjamin Rush, letter to David Ramsay, … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Eyes of the World Cause the US To Be A Better Nation

“The eyes of the world being thus on our Country, it is put the more on its good behavior, and under the greater obligation also, to do justice to the Tree of Liberty by an exhibition of the fine fruits … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Particular

There was really something quietly particular That made this revolution a bit irregular The idea that the people should live Freely with all the rights God does give No longer shackled to a rule of man But given the right … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Two Years Before the Mast, Ch XXI – Dana

We have previously discussed Dana’s life as well as Two Years Before the Mast fairly thoroughly.    Another look at Dana’s actual voyage as well as other maritime heritage information can be found here: http://www.maritimeheritage.org/ You may read Chapter XXI of … Continue reading

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First Principles: Value Our Veterans

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” –  George … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Agamemnon – Aeschylus

The ancient Greek Aeschylus is often called the father of tragedy.  He is also credited by, among others, Aristotle with bringing more characters into theater to allow for the conflicts that lead to character development. Among the most famous poems … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Liberties Are Secured As A Gift From God, Not Government

“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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WordPress – #Weekly Photo Challenge – Scale

The Sword of Justice Scales Offers up its own tales And maybe that’s just as well As time itself as it’s own scale Like hurrying to catch up Hoping to drink from the winner’s cup After a busy day fighting … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Strong Must Be Just

“Justice without force is impotent. Force without justice is tyranny. Unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just.” —Blaise Pascal (1623- 1662) And so it is as it must be, we must be both … Continue reading

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