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Thought For the Day: The Real Index of Civilization Is When People Are Kinder Than They Need To Be

“The real index of civilization is when people are kinder than they need to be.” – Louis de Bernieres, novelist (b. 8 Dec 1954)

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Thought For the Day: A People Who Extend Civil Liberties Only To Preferred Groups Start Down the Path Either to Dictatorship of the Right Or the Left

“A people who extend civil liberties only to preferred groups start down the path either to dictatorship of the right or the left.” – Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980)

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First Principles: Our Constitution Was Made Only For A Moral and Religious People. It Is Wholly Inadequate To the Government of Any Other.

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams

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First Principles: Providence Has Given To Our People the Choice of Their Rulers, and It Is the Duty, As Well As the Privilege and Interest of Our Christian Nation, To Select and Prefer Christians For Their Rulers

“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation, to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” – John Jay

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First Principles: All Tyranny Needs To Gain A Foothold Is For People of Good Conscience To Remain Silent

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” – Thomas Jefferson

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Thought For the Day: The Liberties of A People Never Were, Nor Ever Were, Nor Ever Will Be, Secure, When the Transactions of Their Rulers May Be Concealed From Them

“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.” – Patrick Henry (1736-1799)

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First Principles: Natural Liberty Is A Gift of the Beneficent Creator To the Whole Human Race

“The fundamental source of all your errors, sophisms and false reasonings is a total ignorance of the natural rights of mankind. Were you once to become acquainted with these, you could never entertain a thought, that all men are not, … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day: Will the People Ever Be Wise Enough To Refuse To Follow Bad Leaders Or To Take Away the Freedom of Other People?

Will people ever be wise enough to refuse to follow bad leaders or to take away the freedom of other people? -Eleanor Roosevelt, diplomat, author, and lecturer (11 Oct 1884-1962)

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Thought For the Day: Government Is Really Nothing But A Group of Men and Usually They Are Very Inferior Men

“People constantly speak of ‘the government’ doing this or that, as they might speak of God doing it. But the government is really nothing but a group of men, and usually they are very inferior men.” – H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)

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To Feel Again

To Feel Againby Michael DoyleI admire people who are unafraid to feelWho know the danger and yet keep it realIt is scary to feel that compulsive somethingBut it beats the feeling of nothingAs life hands us our challenging handA fate … Continue reading

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