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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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First Principles: Heavy Taxation Leads To Wretchedness and Oppression

“The fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follow that, and in its turn wretchedness and oppression.”  – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Samuel Kerchival, 1816 The correct thing to do about many of the issues touted as … Continue reading

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First Principles: Public Debt Is the Biggest Danger To Our Republic

“I … place economy among the first and most important of republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared. … Taxation follows that, and in its turn wretchedness and oppression.” — Thomas Jefferson, in … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Ruin of Many Nations Comes Through Unjust Favoritism

“History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice … Continue reading

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Happy Bastille Day!

In remembrance of the assistance France gave to the United States in securing our freedom and that we have been allies and friends since then, I wish the people of France and the lovers and admirers of France, a… Saluting … Continue reading

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