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First Principles: The Ocean of Liberty Is Stormy and Always Has Waves

“The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.” – Thomas Jefferson (1820)        

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Globalization and Its Discontents

There is a struggle going on between those who seek to dominate the world under what started as the seemingly benign polices of globalization and those of us who get the need to foster cooperation but remain patriotic to our … Continue reading

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First Principles: Public Liberty Is the Most Precious Jewel For Mankind

“Is the relinquishment of the trial by jury and the liberty of the press necessary for your liberty? Will the abandonment of your most sacred rights tend to the security of your liberty? Liberty, the greatest of all earthly blessings … Continue reading

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First Principles: Arbitrary Power Rises From Liberty Ruined By Licentiousness

“Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.” – George Washington (1753)    

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Daily Prompt – Unfallen

Today’s challenge is yet another from a conversation with a friend.  I was explaining to Veri that years ago I had formed a guild in a fairly popular online game and called that guild The Unfallen.  The guild’s purpose was … Continue reading

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First Principles: Around the World, Liberty Is Granted By Power; In America Liberty Grants Charters of Power

“In Europe, charters of liberty have been granted by power. America has set the example … of charters of power granted by liberty. This revolution in the practice of the world, may, with an honest praise, be pronounced the most … Continue reading

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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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Ways of Freedom

From time to time, it seems necessary to think on choices made and principles kept. Ways of Freedom by Michael Romani “Times march on”, says the old soldier Remembering back on times bolder But some things are best and better … Continue reading

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Imagine Life If You Will

Psalms 90:12 Imagine Life If You Will by Michel Romani Numbering our days in adoration Gaining wisdom in our fascination Deep within our hearts it seems Is the keeper of our best dreams Imagine your worse nightmare Come to light … Continue reading

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First Principles: Love of Liberty Leads To Acts of Bravery and Heroism

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”  – Alexander Hamilton (1775)    

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