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First Principles: Subduing Free Speech Begins the Overthrow of Liberty

“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”  –  Benjamin Franklin, Silence Dogood, The Busy Body and Early Writings        

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Thought For the Day: Wisdom Frames Knowledge Into Being Useful

“Wisdom is the central form which gives meaning and position to all the facts which are acquired by knowledge, the digestion and assimilation of whatever in the material world the man comes in contact with.”  – Northrop Frye, in Fearful Symmetry: … Continue reading

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First Principles: Acquiring Knowledge and Wisdom Is Necessary to Self-Government

“Nothing could be more irrational than to give the people power, and to withhold from them information without which power is abused.  A people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with power which knowledge gives.  A … Continue reading

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First Principles: Knowledge Is the Soul of the Republic

“I consider knowledge to be the soul of a republic, and as the weak and the wicked are generally in alliance, as much care should be taken to diminish the number of the former as of the latter.  Education is … Continue reading

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First Principles: Character Builds A Nation

“If men of wisdom and knowledge, of moderation and temperance, of patience, fortitude and perseverance, of sobriety and true republican simplicity of manners, of zeal for the honour of the Supreme Being and the welfare of the commonwealth; if men … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day: Beauty Is In Discovery

There is a beauty in discovery. There is mathematics in music, a kinship of science and poetry in the description of nature, and exquisite form in a molecule. Attempts to place different disciplines in different camps are revealed as artificial … Continue reading

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