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First Principles: Natural Liberty Is A Gift of the Beneficent Creator To the Whole Human Race

“The fundamental source of all your errors, sophisms and false reasonings is a total ignorance of the natural rights of mankind. Were you once to become acquainted with these, you could never entertain a thought, that all men are not, … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is A Degree of Depravity In Mankind Which Requires A Certain Degree of Circumspection and Distrust

“As there is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 55 (1788)

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Covid and the Constitution

Covid and the Constitutionby Michael DoyleVoices arrayed together against an institutionOut of control of the reining in by the ConstitutionChecks and balances swept away along with our rightsStill, we ride forward like beleaguered knightsStay at home orders meant for communicable … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Cause of America Is In A Great Measure the Cause of All Mankind

“The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind.” – Thomas Paine (1776)

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In the Providence of Seneca

In the Providence of Senecaby Michael DoyleIn the age of ancient tyrannyWhen Rome had lost its libertyEven a good man might compromiseFor the partial good seen in his eyesThough at times, it took its tollTo hide his better angels in … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Does Not Take A Majority To Prevail… But An Irate, Tireless Minority …Keen On Setting the Brush Fires of Freedom

“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: The Cause of America Is In A Great Measure the Cause of All Mankind

“The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind.” – Thomas Paine, in Common Sense      

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First Principles: Our Contest Is Not Only Whether We…Shall Be Free, But Whether There Shall Be Left To Mankind An Asylum On Earth For Civil and Religious Liberty

“Courage, then, my countrymen, our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.” – Samuel Adams, in Speech at the State … Continue reading

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First Principles: In A Public Life, A Man Whose Political Principles Have Any Decided Character and…Energy…To Give Them Effect Must Expect Political Hostility

“I suppose, indeed, that in public life, a man whose political principles have any decided character and who has energy enough to give them effect must always expect to encounter political hostility from those of adverse principles.” – Thomas Jefferson … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Out of Every Crisis, Every Tribulation, Every Disaster, Mankind Rises With Some Share of Greater Knowledge, of Higher Decency and of Purer Purpose

“Out of every crisis, every tribulation, every disaster, mankind rises with some share of greater knowledge, of higher decency and of purer purpose.” –  Franklin Delano Roosevelt    

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