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First Principles: Public Virtue Cannot Exist In A Nation Without Private, and Public Virtue Is the Only Foundation of Republics

“Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Many Problems That Our Nation Faces Begin With the Absence of Awe For the Miracle of Life

“In 2020, 39.2% of abortions were on Black women, who represent just 14% of the childbearing population. The data also shows that 86% of abortions are done on unmarried women, which points to the critical link between this destructive behavior … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: If I Knew of Something That Could Serve My Nation But Would Ruin Another, I Would Not Propose It To My Prince, For I Am First A Man

“If I knew of something that could serve my nation but would ruin another, I would not propose it to my prince, for I am first a man and only then a Frenchman … because I am necessarily a man, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: This Nation Was Conceived In Liberty and Dedicated To the Principle…That Honest Men May Honestly Disagree

“This nation was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the principle — among others — that honest men may honestly disagree; that if they all say what they think, a majority of the people will be able to distinguish truth … Continue reading

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Jack’s Winter Glory

Jack’s Winter Gloryby Michael DoyleOnce upon a winter’s snowflakeThere was a Christmas wish to makeThere in that distant time and placeThere was magic for all to embraceAs tyranny suppressed simple peasantsUntil they could not afford Christmas presentsThe czar took every … Continue reading

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Angelic Choirs Sing

Angelic Choirs Singby Michael DoyleThe angelic chorus became distortionEven mountains felt small in proportionStill the choir sang songs giving evil warningThat Jesus Christ was born that blessed morningJoy to the world came with this first NoelHere came the gifted blessing … Continue reading

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First Principles: Can the Liberties of A Nation Be Thought Secure When We Have Removed Their Only Firm Basis, A Conviction…That These Liberties Are the Gift of God?

“And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Are Either A United People, Or We Are Not. If the Former, Let Us, In All Matters of General Concern Act As A Nation

“We are either a united people, or we are not. If the former, let us, in all matters of general concern act as a nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support. If we are … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Little Matter Will Move A Party, But It Must Be Something Great That Moves A Nation

“A little matter will move a party, but it must be something great that moves a nation.” – Thomas Paine (1792)

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First Principles: To Cherish and Stimulate the Activity of the Human Mind, By Multiplying the Objects of Enterprise, Is Not Among the Least Considerable of the Expedients

“To cherish and stimulate the activity of the human mind, by multiplying the objects of enterprise, is not among the least considerable of the expedients, by which the wealth of a nation may be promoted.” -Alexander Hamilton (1791)

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