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Thought For the Day: Half the Harm In the World Is Caused By People Who Want To Be Important

“Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm but the harm does not interest them.” – T.S. Eliot, poet (26 Sep 1888-1965)   … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Freedom of Speech Is For All Or It Is For None

“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” – Noam Chomsky, linguistics professor and political activist (b. 7 Dec 1928)      

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Thought For the Day: People Love and Hate Unreasonably

“People hate as they love, unreasonably.” – William Makepeace Thackeray, novelist (18 Jul 1811-1863)      

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First Principles: Freedom Is More Usually Taken Through Gradual and Silent Encroachments

“There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” – James Madison, speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788     … Continue reading

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First Principles: Even the Best Constitution Will Not Be Effectual For A Corrupted People

“Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: There Is Less Competition To Be Among Those Who Do the Work

“My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there.” – Indira Gandhi … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: People Only Have Their Kind of Love To Give; Not Our Kind

“The hardest-learned lesson: that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind.” – Mignon McLaughlin, journalist and author (6 Jun 1913-1983)    

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First Principles: Nothing Is More Certain Than That Licentiousness and Corruption Make A People Ripe For Destruction

“Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the … Continue reading

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Casting Away Our Sins

Genesis Casting Away Our Sin by Michael Romani The Word of God is for His People All of us who gather in his steeple And so it is that we need again To adhere to remove our sins It doesn’t … Continue reading

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First Principles: Only A Virtuous People Are Capable of Freedom

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.” – Benjamin Franklin, Letter to the Abbes Chalut and Arnoux, 1787      

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