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First Principles: Our Obligations To Our Country Never Cease But With Our Lives

“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.” – John Adams, letter to Benjamin Rush, 1808

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First Principles: Our Obligations To Our Country Never Cease But With Our Lives

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

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First Principles: Our Obligations To Our Country Never Cease But With Our Lives

“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.” – John Adams In Remembrance of those who gave their lives so that we might live free. Here is hoping that you all are having a blessed Memorial Day

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First Principles: A Change in Religious Sentiments, Duties and Obligations of the People Was the Real American Revolution

“But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Obligations To Our Country Never Cease But With Our Lives

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

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Our Finest Hour

At this stage of American history, we advanced onto the world stage having no real choice but to fight a war on multiple fronts in World War II and rather self consciously becoming a, if not the, world leader in … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Excessive Taxation Is Little More Than Extortion

“When more of the people’s sustenance is exacted through the form of taxation than is necessary to meet the just obligations of government, such exaction becomes ruthless extortion and a violation of the fundamental principles of a free government.” –President … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Ways and Means Should Balance Our Promises

“There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises.” —James Madison in a … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Qur’an – The Medina Suras

Mohammed arrived at Kuba after “The Flight”  on September 20, 622. Although not my faith, it is important that we understand the beliefs of others.  This particular part of the Qur’an, the al-Nisa has a few themes in which we … Continue reading

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Thought For The Day: God Endowed Us With Reason; Use It

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” – Galileo Galilei   A lot of people assume, and probably because they … Continue reading

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