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Thought For the Day: Is It Even Possible To Simply Acknowledge Both the Flaws and Accomplishments of the Heroes of Our Past Without Treating Them As Villains At This Point?

“Is it even possible to simply acknowledge both the flaws and accomplishments of the heroes of our past without treating them as villains at this point? Apparently, they must be torn down and their achievements portrayed as no more than … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: There Is No Frigate Like A Book To Take Us Lands Away, Nor Any Coursers Like Page of Prancing Poetry

“There is no frigate like a book / To take us lands away, / Nor any coursers like a page / Of prancing poetry.” -Emily Dickinson, poet (10 Dec 1830-1886

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First Principles: Give All the Power To the Many, They Will Oppress the Few. Give All the Power To the Few, They Will Oppress the Many

“Give all the power to the many, they will oppress the few. Give all the power to the few, they will oppress the many.” – Alexander Hamilton      

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First Principles: One Great Object of the Constitution Was To Restrain Majorities From Oppressing Minorities or Encroaching On Their Just Rights

“One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.” – James K. Polk    

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First Principles: No Type of Property Is Secure Under Excessive or Inequitable Taxes

“A just security to property is not afforded by that government, under which unequal taxes oppress one species of property and reward another species.” – James Madison (1792)    

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