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First Principles: To Say That A Bad Government Must Be Established For Fear of Anarchy Is To Say We Should Kill Ourselves For Fear of Dying

“To say that a bad government must be established for fear of anarchy is really saying that we should kill ourselves for fear of dying.” – Richard Henry Lee    

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Thought For the Day: Out of Love and the Quarrel With Ourselves, We Make Poetry

“Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.” – William Butler Yeats, writer, Nobel laureate (13 Jun 1865-1939)    

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First Principles: Civilization Teaches Us To Respect The Right For Women To Enjoy Their Natural Equality To Men

“It is civilization alone which replaces women in the enjoyment of their natural equality. That first teaches us to subdue the selfish passions, and to respect those rights in others which we value in ourselves.” – Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Congregate

In my life, I have seen many come to congregate Waiting with bated breath as it fascinates That only a handful gather to pursue wisdom While ignorance more often rules the kingdom It seems we need a smattering of deeper … Continue reading

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First Principles: To Love Liberty Is To Love Others

“The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.” —William Hazlitt (1778-1830) This writer, though as British as John Locke, may be much overlooked these days, but he is on point … Continue reading

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