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First Principles: When Taxes Go So Far As To Entrench On the Subsistence of the People, These Become Burdensome and Oppressive

“Taxation to a certain point is not only proper but useful, because by stimulating the industry of individuals it increases the wealth of the Community. But when Taxes go so far as to intrench on the subsistence of the people … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: If You Want Your Children To Turn Out Well, Spend Twice As Much Time With Them and Half As Much Money

“If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money.” – Abigail Van Buren      

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End of the Frontier

Between the 1870s to the early 1900s, American society became a vast sea of sea change in matters of all forms of transformation going on at once. End of the Frontier by Michael Doyle The travesty of the Civil War … Continue reading

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Leaving Yesterdays Behind

What matters profit if it has cost your soul? Leaving Yesterdays Behind by Michael Doyle What it is that seems fit Is often enough a matter Devoted entirely to profit All other arguments shatter The implication is clear That neither … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Make Sure That You Haven’t Lost the Things That Money Can’t Buy

“It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.” – George H. Lorimer, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Give Up the Earth and All It Contains Rather Than Do An Immoral Act

“Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act.” – Thomas Jefferson (1785)      

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In A Honeyed Land

Every biome or space in nature or land has a particular carrying capacity for what can be taken from it without removing the stability found there.  Also, for how much life and of what kinds it can support.  But, for … Continue reading

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First Principles: Public Fund Expenditures Must Be Fully Accounted For

“The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.” – Thomas Jefferson (1808)      

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First Principles: The End of Our Republic Is Heralded By People Voting Themselves Money

“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” – Benjamin Franklin    

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Thought For the Day: Government Does Nothing As Well Or Economically As the Private Sector

“Public servants say, always with the best of intentions, ‘What greater service we could render if only we had a little more money and a little more power.’ But the truth is that outside of its legitimate function, government does … Continue reading

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