Tag Archives: Moral

Antebellum Blues

It’s true that there’s a lot more to the Southern side of the story than I’ll cover in this poem.  But, with respect to American history, I would be amiss if I failed to cover this. Antebellum Blues by Michael … Continue reading

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Cursed Fate

Once upon a not so long ago, even words spoken could get you accused of all sorts of things.   Now it’s a new sort of dogma that we have to conform to or pay a wicked price.  Funny isn’t … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is No Government Capable of Contending With Human Passions Unbridled By Morality and Religion

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Have Staked the Future of All Our Political Constitutions On the Capacity of Ourselves To Act According to the Moral Principles of the Ten Commandments of God

“We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according … Continue reading

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First Principles: Endeavor Not Only To Be Learned But Virtuous

“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. It is therefore highly important that you should … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Constitution Is Made Only For A Moral and Religious People and Wholly Inadequate To the Government of Any Others

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams (1798) The choice in this pending election is liberty or socialism.  Choose wisely.    

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First Principles: We All Agree In the Obligation of the Moral Principles of Jesus and Nowhere Will They Be found Delivered In Greater Purity Than In His Discourses

“We all agree in the obligation of the moral principles of Jesus and Nowhere Will They Be Found Delivered In Greater Purity Than In His Discourses.” – Thomas Jefferson    

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First Principles: The Moral Principles and Precepts Contained In the Scripture Ought To Form the Basis of All Our Civil Constitutions and Laws

“The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scripture ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws.” – Noah Webster      

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First Principles: Public Liberty Will Not Long Survive the Total Extinction of Morals

“The diminution of public virtue is usually attended with that of public happiness, and the public liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals.” – Samuel Adams    

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First Principles: Our Constitution Is Wholly Inadequate For the Government of Any Other Than A Moral and Religious People

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams    

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