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First Principles: National and Individual Happiness Comes From Love of Liberty; Respect For Laws; Habits of Industry; and Practice of Moral and Religious Obligations

“Your love of liberty — your respect for the laws — your habits of industry — and your practice of the moral and religious obligations, are the strongest claims to national and individual happiness.” – George Washington (1789)    

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First Principles: Our Obligation To America Ends Only With Our Lives

“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.” – John Adams (1808)      

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First Principles: It is Our Duty To Resist Wrongful Force Exerted For Bad Purposes

“Has force, exerted for the purposes of malevolance, a right to command? Can it impose an obligation to obey? No. Resistance to such force is a right, and, if resistance can prove effectual, it is a duty also.” – James … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Obligation To America Ends At Our Death

“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.” —John Adams (1808) Forever faithful to this principle, I proudly continue to serve my country even in a civilian status.  This is the way of patriots.  This is my … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Eyes of the World Cause the US To Be A Better Nation

“The eyes of the world being thus on our Country, it is put the more on its good behavior, and under the greater obligation also, to do justice to the Tree of Liberty by an exhibition of the fine fruits … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Universe Is Under No Obligation To Us

A man said to the universe: “Sir I exist!” “However,” replied the universe, “The fact has not created in me a sense of obligation.” – Stephen Crane, writer Mr. Crane’s lasting legacy is largely found in one work, The Red Badge … Continue reading

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