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Thought For the Day: Conscience Is A Man’s Compass, and Though the Needle Sometimes Deviates… One Must Still Try To Follow Its Direction

“Conscience is a man’s compass, and though the needle sometimes deviates, though one often perceives irregularities when directing one’s course by it, one must still try to follow its direction.” – Vincent van Gogh, painter (1853-1890)

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First Principles: Man, Once Surrendering His Reason, Has No Remaining Guard Against Absurdities

“Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Latent Causes of Faction Are Thus Sown In the Nature of Man

“The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man.” – James Madison (1787)

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Thought For the Day: A Man Always Has Two Reasons For What He Does – A Good One and the Real One

“A man always has two reasons for what he does — a good one, and the real one.” – J. P. Morgan (1837-1913)

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First Principles: No Experiment Can Be More Interesting Than That We Are Now Trying, And Which We Trust Will End In Establishing the Fact, That Man May Be Governed By Reason and Truth

“No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #12: No More Sense Than the Ancient Mariner

Na/GloPoWriMo #12: No More Sense Than the Ancient Mariner by Michael Doyle The river grew as it pushed Outward with its rich sediment Yet still, in this modern age, mankind Though too often willfully blind Fancies itself some sort of … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Consider Trial by Jury As the Only Anchor Ever Yet Imagined By Man, By Which A Government Can Be Held To the Principles of Its Constitution

“I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.” – Thomas Jefferson

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Thought For the Day: If We Encounter A Man of Rare Intellect, We Should Ask Him What Books He Reads

“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Thought For the Day: It Will Be Found An Unjust and Unwise Jealousy To Deprive A Man of His Natural Liberty Upon the Supposition He May Abuse It

“It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.” – Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658)

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First Principles: Government Is Instituted For the Common Good; For the Protections, Safety, Prosperity and Happiness of the People; and Not for Profit, Honor or Private Interest of Any One Man, Family or Class of Men

“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an … Continue reading

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