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First Principles: People and Nations Are Forged In the Fires of Adversity

“People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity.” – John Adams    

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First Principles: It Is the Duty of All Nations To Acknowledge God, Obey His Will, Be Grateful and Humbly Ask His Protection and Favor

“(I)t is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor …” – George Washington, in establishing a day … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Defense of Oneself and Others Is the Primary Law Of Nature and Cannot Be Abrogated

“The defense of one’s self, justly called the primary law of nature, is not, nor can it be abrogated by any regulation of municipal law. This principle of defense is not confined merely to the person; it extends to the … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is The Duty of All Nations To Acknowledge the Providence of God With Gratitude and Obedience

“It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.” – George Washington (1789)      

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First Principles: America’s Bosom Is Open To Those With Merit and Act Decent and Have Proper Conduct

“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by … Continue reading

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First Principles: To Give Trade A Stable Course, Commercial Policy Should Hold An Equal and Impartial Hand

“Harmony, liberal intercourse with all Nations, are recommended by policy, humanity and interest. But even our commercial policy should hold an equal and impartial hand: neither seeking nor granting exclusive favors or preferences; consulting the natural course of things; diffusing … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Iron

The whispered rumor says the ways of humanity Rest on gold, silver, iron and a heated vanity Doing onto others has become the golden rule Serving takes strength, not the rage of fools This sense of sacred teases in its … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Respect Due the United States Is Lost If It’s Reputation Is of Weakness

“There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness.” – George Washington      

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First Principles: The Promotion of Trade Offers Stability

“Harmony, liberal intercourse with all Nations, are recommended by policy, humanity and interest. But even our commercial policy should hold an equal and impartial hand: neither seeking nor granting exclusive favors or preferences; consulting the natural course of things; diffusing … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Reputation For Weakness Gains Hostility Among Nations, Not Peace

“There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire … Continue reading

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