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First Principles: Diffusion of Knowledge and Virtue Secures Our Liberty

“If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security.” – Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1779        

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Mercury In Retrograde

Mercury In Retrograde by Michael Romani With a nose outside of my usual encyclopedia I took a look out into the social media It seems that astrology has become a meme But, I ask myself, what does that really mean … Continue reading

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Seven Points of Beatitude (Sapientia)

Seven Points of Beatitude by Michael Romani As the ghosts of one year floated by to be received In a clarity of slumber of one refusing to be self-deceived I had turned on the television intending to rest a moment … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day: When Books Are Allowed To Burn, Men Burn Next

“Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned.” – Heinrich Heine, poet, journalist, and essayist (13 Dec 1797-1856)        

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Berkeley – Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous, et al

Born on March 12, 1685 and passing on January 14, 173, Bishop George Berkeley was an Irish philosopher who advanced the theory of immaterialism or subjective idealism.  This theory is much like the Hindu concept of maya (as I understand … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Freedom Leads To Prosperity

“There stands before the entire world one great and inescapable conclusion: Freedom leads to prosperity.” – Ronald Reagan      

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First Principles: Freedom Is Kept Through Virtue and Knowledge

“If Virtue & Knowledge are diffus’d among the People, they will never be enslav’d. This will be their great Security.”  – Samuel Adams, in a Letter to James Warren (February 12, 1779) That is perhaps the striking oddity of so … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Irrelevant

It is irrelevant who might strive to be king If a place of ignorance is all that he will bring To raise the people to their proper height Requires freedom to debate what is right No one man can ever … Continue reading

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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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