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Thought For the Day: Liberty Is Not A Means To A Higher Political End. It Is the Highest Political End.

“Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is the highest political end.” – Lord Acton (1834-1902)

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First Principles: Liberty Can Have Nothing To Fear From the Judiciary Alone, But Would Have Everything To Fear From Its Union With Either of the Other Departments

“Liberty can have nothing to fear from the judiciary alone, but would have everything to fear from its union with either of the other departments.” – Alexander Hamilton (1788)

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Thought For the Day: If Liberty Means Anything At All, It Means the Right To Tell People What They Do Not Want To Hear

 “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell (1903-1950)

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First Principles: If By the Liberty of the Press Were Understood Merely the Liberty of Discussing the Propriety of Public Measures and Political Opinions, Let Us Have As Much of It As You Please

“If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of affronting, … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Only Foundation For A Useful Education In A Republic Is To Be Laid In Religion. Without This There Can Be No Virtue and Without Virtue, There Can Be No Liberty and Liberty Is the Object and Life of All Republican Governments

“[T]he only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all … Continue reading

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First Principles: Neither the Wisest Constitution Nor the Wisest Laws Will Secure the Liberty and Happiness of A People Whose Manners Are Universally Corrupt

“Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” – Samuel Adams (1749)

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First Principles: I Know Not What Course Others May Take; But As For Me, Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death

“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Liberty Is Meaningless Where the Right To Utter One’s Thoughts and Opinions Has Ceased To Exist

 “Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one’s thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down.” – Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)

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The Not So Cooked Goose of Dr. Seuss

The Not So Cooked Goose of Dr. Seussby Michael DoyleThis is not what it means to be wokeSomething inside must be truly brokeThese sinister snowflakes in reactivitySeek to search and destroy all creativityFor generations we have lived and learnedFrom lessons … Continue reading

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