Tag Archives: Morality

Thought For the Day: Government Should Be A Referee, Not An Active Player

“When government — in pursuit of good intentions — tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost come in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active … Continue reading

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First Principles: Virtue and Morality Are Necessary For Popular Free Government

“Virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule indeed extends with more or less force to every species of free Government.”  – George Washington (1796)        

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Word Prompt – Angel

Better men than me have caved to adversity Losing their way in life’s forms of perversity But, I may be among the first to openly agree That the angel on my back gets the best of me As she speaks … Continue reading

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First Principles: No Government Can Restrain Humanity Set Free By Morality and Religion

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.”  – John Adams (1798) .. But GQ thinks you should read smutty fiction instead…    

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Authentic

It’s a daily sort of hectic struggle In the midst of this half mast jungle Trying to keep our world true and real In a place that devalues the think of our feel At the risk of sounding a bit … Continue reading

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First Principles: National Morality Cannot Prevail When Belief Is Excluded

“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality … Continue reading

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First Principles: An Objective Standard of Right and Wrong Morality Is Best Applied To the Affairs of Mankind

“If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what better principle can the friends of mankind apply than to the sense of this difference?” – … Continue reading

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First Principles: Democracy Degenerates Into Anarchy Without Subordination to Morality

“Democracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man’s life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these … Continue reading

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First Principles: Faith Mitigates the Wickedness of Humanity

“If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be if without it?” —Benjamin Franklin    

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First Principles: Aim Toward Your Honest Duty In Governance

“It behooves you, therefore, to think and act for yourself and your people. The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors. The whole art of government … Continue reading

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