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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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Thought For the Day: When Our Divisions Become So Deep That Civil Discourse Can No Longer Mend What Has Unraveled, We Need To Tread Carefully

“When our divisions become so deep that civil discourse can no longer mend what has unraveled, we need to tread carefully. … How can a nation remain intact when large parts of the population have absolutely nothing in common with … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Are Either A United People, Or We Are Not

“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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Thought For the Day: Our Nation Has Always Sought To Form A More Perfect Union, and Though Not Flawless, It Has Done Better Than Any Other In the History of Mankind

“If you are looking for systemic racism, don’t look in the American story; it can be found in an educational system that has yet to teach true history in its entirety. Our nation has always sought to form a more … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Human Kindness Has Never Weakened the Stamina or Softened the Fiber of A Free People. A Nation Does Not Have To Be Cruel To Be Tough

“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd US President (1882-1945)

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Thought For the Day: The American Dream Is Not Something Handed To Us, Like A Gift, By Government. It Is Something We Alone Can Create and Realize

“The American Dream is not something handed to us, like a gift, by government. It is something we alone can create and realize — and we can only do so in a nation that safeguards the God-given freedoms with which … Continue reading

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First Principles: God Who Gave Us Life Gave Us Liberty

“God who gave us life gave us Liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that … Continue reading

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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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