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First Principles: We Claim the Rights Essential To Happiness Not From Government But From God

” Kings or parliaments could not give the rights essential to happiness… We claim them from a higher source – from the King of kings, and Lord of all the earth. They are not annexed to us by parchments and … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Must Never Be A Separation of Religious Values From the Lives of Public Servants

“We need to remember that the separation of church and state must never mean the separation of religious values from the lives of public servants. . . If we who serve free men today are to differ from the tyrants … Continue reading

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First Principles: Liberty Is One of the Most Precious Gifts Which Heaven Bestows On Mankind

“Liberty is one of the most precious gifts which heaven has bestowed on man; with it we cannot compare the treasures which the earth contains or the sea conceals; for liberty, as for honor, we can and ought to risk … Continue reading

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I’m Not Saying…

A little something that I just felt onto paper before putting here. I’m Not Saying… I’m not saying That I need you But, what if I did And wasn’t playing About always being true It’s something I can’t keep hid … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: More Powerful Than American Arms Is the Strength of American Hearts

“More powerful than the strength of American arms was the strength of American hearts.” – Donald Trump, commemorating D-Day Also, noteworthy in his remarks: “We are gathered here on Freedom’s Altar. On these shores, on these bluffs, on this day … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Obligation To America Ends Only With Our Lives

“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.” – John Adams (1808)      

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First Principles: Every Effort Should Be Made To Encourage and Exalt the Children To Become Their Best Potential

“It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Great Book Should Leave You With Many Experiences

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.” – William Styron, novelist (11 Jun 1925-2006)      

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Thought of the Day: Every Life Has A Point of No Return

“There is a point of no return, unremarked at the time, in most lives.” –  Graham Greene, in The Comedians (1966) It does seem this way doesn’t it?  That there comes a point when you have burned your bridges and there is … Continue reading

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