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First Principle: At Special Times and After Cool, Deliberate Thinking, The Real Voice of the People May Be Known

“It is on great occasions only, and after time has been given for cool and deliberate reflection, that the real voice of the people can be known.” – George Washington, letter to Edward Carrington, 1796      

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First Principles: The Known Propensity of Democracy Is Toward Licentiousness

“The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty.”  – Fisher Ames, speech in the Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788  

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Na/GloPoWriMo Day 18: Love Revealed

Yesterday’s poetry challenge for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 18 was to take a poem from someone else, flip it upside down in responsive lines and then make it your own.  I don’t spend a lot of time in revision.  But, okay.   … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Dishonest People Are Often So With Straight Faces

“I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don’t trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance, any day in the week, if there is anything to … Continue reading

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