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First Principles: Without Justice Being Freely, Fully, and Impartially Administered, Neither Our Persons, Nor Our Rights, Nor Our Property, Can Be Protected

“Without justice being freely, fully, and impartially administered, neither our persons, nor our rights, nor our property, can be protected. And if these, or either of them, are regulated by no certain laws, and are subject to no certain principles, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Old Poets Little Knew What Comfort They Could Be To A Man

“The old poets little knew what comfort they could be to a man.” -Sarah Orne Jewett, poet and novelist (3 Sep 1849-1909)

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First Principles: A Wise and Frugal Government…Shall Restrain Men From Injuring One Another

“[A] wise and frugal government … shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has … Continue reading

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First Principles: Men, To Act With Vigor and Effect, Must Have Time To Mature Measures…As To the Best Method of Applying Them

“Men, to act with vigor and effect, must have time to mature measures, and judgment and experience, as to the best method of applying them. They must not be hurried on to their conclusions by the passions, or the fears … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Whereas Each Man Claims His Freedom As A Matter of Right, the Freedom He Accords To Other Men Is A Matter of Toleration

“Whereas each man claims his freedom as a matter of right, the freedom he accords to other men is a matter of toleration.” – Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

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Thought For the Day: A Certain Amount of Opposition Is A Great Help To A Man. Kites Rise Against, Not With, the Wind

“A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.” – John Neal, author and critic (25 Aug 1793-1876)

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Thought For the Day: The True Civilization Is Where Every Man Gives To Every Other Every Right That He Claims For Himself

“The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself.” -Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer and orator (11 Aug 1833-1899)

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscopeby Michael DoyleIndia offers her vast diversitySimply put, a wealth of complexityFilled with peace within her kaleidoscopeAs harmonious coexistence offers hopeSlumdog lords are opulent in a historyOf a people struggling with povertyPluralistic in a free market democracyAs a metaphor lived … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Solitude, Though It May Be Silent As Light, Is Like Light, the Mightiest of Agencies; For Solitude Is Essential To Man

“Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone; all leave it alone.” – Thomas De Quincey, writer (15 Aug 1785-1859)

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First Principles: The Virtues of Men Are of More Consequence To Society Than Their Abilities; and For This Reason, the Heart Should Be Cultivated With More Assiduity Than the Head

“The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities; and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head.” – Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America, 1788

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