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First Principles: A Good Moral Character Is the First Essential In A Man

“A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life.” – George Washington (1790)

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First Principles: Man, When Perfected, Is the Best of Animals, But, When Separated From Law and Justice, He Is the Worst of All

 “For man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but, when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all; since armed injustice is the more dangerous, and he is equipped at birth with the arms of intelligence … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Wise and Frugal Government… Shall Restrain Men From Injuring One Another (and) Shall Leave Them Otherwise Leave Them Otherwise Free To Regulate Their Own Pursuits of Industry and Improvement

“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: It Does Not Take A Majority To Prevail… But Rather An Irate, Tireless Minority, Keen On Setting Brush Fires of Freedom In the Minds of Men

“It does not take a majority to prevail … but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men.” – Samuel Adams

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First Principles: In Regard To Religion, Mutual Toleration In the Different Professions There Is What All Good and Candid Minds In All Ages Have Ever Practiced and…Inculcated On Mankind

“In regard to religion, mutual toleration in the different professions thereof is what all good and candid minds in all ages have ever practised, and, both by precept and example, inculcated on mankind.” – Samuel Adams

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In Reverence For Life

In Reverence For Lifeby Michael DoyleFrom out of his humble life and thoughtA reverence for all life was truly soughtDoing his duty to a higher authoritySeeking the best for all of sacred humanityThe human spirit displayed at its bestWhen it … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Cause Is Noble; It Is the Cause of Mankind

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” – George Washington

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Thought For the Day: Make Mankind Wise and By That Very Operation You Make Them Free

“Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free. Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this; no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion.” – William Godwin (1756-1836)

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Thought For the Day: The Measure of A Man’s Real Character Is What He Would Do If He Knew He Would Never Be Found Out

“The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.”– Thomas Babington Macaulay, author and statesman (25 Oct 1800-1859)

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Thought For the Day: It Is Not the Business of Government To Make Men Virtuous Or Religious, Or to Preserve the Fool From the Consequences of His Own Folly

“It is not the business of government to make men virtuous or religious, or to preserve the fool from the consequences of his own folly. Government should be repressive no further than is necessary to secure liberty by protecting the … Continue reading

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