Tag Archives: Oppression

First Principles: Let Knowledge and Virtue Enable Your Motives Through Life In Acting To Relieve the Distressed, Detect Fraud, Defeat Oppression and Diffuse Happiness

“Learning is not virtue but the means to bring us an acquaintance with it. Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. Let these be your motives to action through life, the relief … Continue reading

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First Principles: Without Liberty, Law Becomes Oppression

“Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.” – James Wilson (1790)      

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First Principles: God Has Planted the Love of Freedom In Every Human That Is Impatient of Oppression and Seeks Deliverance

“In every human Beast, God has implanted a Principle, which we call Love of Freedom; it is impatient of Oppression, and pants for Deliverance.“ –  Phillis Wheatley    

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Article 19 (The Burden of Secularism)

I have been reading through a series of works by Yuval Noah Harai that seems topical and a historian’s blend of philosophy and history projecting into humanity’s future.  It’s been challenging and is spawning a few poems that are often … Continue reading

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First Principles: A General Education of the People Will End Tyranny and Oppression of Mind and Body

“Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day.” – Thomas Jefferson (1816)      

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First Principles: Racism Has No Proper Place Except An Oppressive Error To Be Learned About From History

“We have seen the mere distinction of color made in the most enlightened period of time, a ground of the most oppressive dominion ever exercised by man over man.” – James Madison (1787)    

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Daily Prompt – Criticism

There are places in this world where pessimism Is more than the flip side of joyful optimism And where harsh words of vehement criticism Erases every positive element of humanism When we look down these dark alleys of pallor We … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Most Productive Finance System Will Always Be The Least Burdensome

“There is no part of the administration of government that requires extensive information and a thorough knowledge of the principles of political economy, so much as the business of taxation. The man who understands those principles best will be least … Continue reading

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First Principles: Without Liberty, Law Becomes Oppression; Without Law Liberty Become Licentiousness

“Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.”  – James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1790 An excellent resource with respect to this work … Continue reading

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First Principles: Tyranny and Oppression Will Come To America In the Name of Fighting Some Foreign Enemy

“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” -James Madison, fourth US president (16 Mar 1751-1836) Power corrupts, right?  There is no greater time that those in power have … Continue reading

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