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First Principles: The First Maxim of Those Who Love Liberty Is To Never Grant Rulers An Atom of Power That Is Not Indispensably Necessary

“The first maxim of a man who loves liberty, should be never to grant to rulers an atom of power that is not most clearly and indispensably necessary for the safety and well being of society.” – Richard Henry Lee   … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is Absolutely Necessary That the President Should Have the Power of Removing His Subordinates From Office

“I think it absolutely necessary that the President should have the power of removing his subordinates from office; it will make him, in a peculiar manner, responsible for their conduct, and subject him to impeachment himself, if he suffers them … Continue reading

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First Principles: Religion, Morality and Knowledge Are Necessary To Good Government and the Happiness of Mankind

“Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.” – Mananasseh Cutler, in Article III of the Northwest Ordinance    

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First Principles: We Have More Machinery of Government Than Is Necessary and Too Many Parasites Living On the Labor of the Industrious

“I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.” – Thomas Jefferson    

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Thought For the Day: Government Has No Right To Control Individual Liberty Beyond What Is Necessary To the Safety and Well-Being of Society

“Government has no right to control individual liberty beyond what is necessary to the safety and well-being of society. Such is the boundary which separates the power of the government and the liberty of the citizen or subject in the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Useless Laws Weaken the Necessary Laws

“Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.” – Charles de Montesquieu, in The Spirit of the Laws (1748)    

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Thought For the Day: Art Is To Be Loved Not Always Understood

“Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.” – Claude Monet, painter (14 Nov 1840-1926)        

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First Principles: Be Honorable By Being Necessary For the Public Good

“I am not influenced by the expectation of promotion or pecuniary reward. I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary for the public good, become honorable by being necessary.” – Nathan Hale (1776)    

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Invisible

Out there on that shameful toxic corner So many stand around being mourners Always out to seek their wanted for own Or having lost it, they turn their hearts to stone The things that make us feel good maybe invincible … Continue reading

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First Principles: Better Too Much Liberty Than Too Little

“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.” — Thomas Jefferson (Letter to Archibald Stuart – 1791)

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