Tag Archives: Liberty

First Principles: Liberty Is To Faction What Air Is To Fire, An Ailment Without Which It Instantly Expires

“Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an aliment without which it instantly expires.”– James Madison

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First Principles: The Liberty of the Press Is Essential To the Security of the State

“The liberty of the press is essential to the security of the state.“ – John Adams

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First Principles: A Diffusion of Knowledge Is the Only Guardian of True Liberty

A diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.” -James Madison

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First Principles: I Think All the World Would Gain By Setting Commerce At Perfect Liberty

“I think all the world would gain by setting commerce at perfect liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson (1785)

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First Principles: The Only Foundation For A Useful Education In A Republic Is To Be Laid On the Foundation of Religion…Without This There Can Be No Virtue, and Without Virtue There Is No Liberty

“I proceed … to inquire what mode of education we shall adopt so as to secure to the state all of the advantages that are to be derived from the proper instruction of the youth; and here I beg leave to … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #28: Posing A Serious Question

Na/GloPoWriMo #28: Posing A Serious Questionby Michael Doyle Looking at the increased polarizationNoted as widespread across this nationThere is a serious question to be askedOne for which thinkers are now taskedWhat will it take in educationTo return civility to our … Continue reading

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First Principles: Happily For Mankind, Liberty Is not…Confined…But Lies Within Extremes, Which Afford Sufficient Latitude For All the Variations Which May Be Required

“Happily for mankind, liberty is not, in this respect, confined to any single point of time, but lies within extremes, which afford sufficient latitude for all the variations which may be required by the various situations and circumstances of civil … Continue reading

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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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