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First Principles: Where An Excess of Power Prevails, Property of No Sort Is Duly Respected

“Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.” – James Madison (1792)

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Thought For the Day: An Expert Is A Man Who Has Made All the Mistakes Which Can Be Made In A Very Narrow Field

“An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.”– Niels Bohr, physicist, Nobel laureate (7 Oct 1885-1962)

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Thought For the Day: A Prudent Person Foresees Danger and Takes Precautions, A Simpleton Goes Blindly On and Suffers the Consequences

“A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions, a simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences” (Proverbs 22:3, NLT)

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First Principles: A Man Who Has Nothing For Which He Is Willing To Fight, Nothing Which Is More Important Than His Own Personal Safety, Is A Miserable Creature and Has No Chance of Being Free Unless Made and Kept So By the Exertions of Better Men

“War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Difference Between the Impossible and the Possible Lies In A Person’s Determination

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda      

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Thought For the Day: You Just Can’t Beat the Person Who Never Gives Up

“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth   Remember this in the days ahead.  Keep encouraged.  Be strong.  Keep following the necessary sanitation rules.   In this case more than ever cleanliness is next to … Continue reading

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First Principles: Arguing With Persons Lacking Reason Is Like Giving Medicine To the Dead

“To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.” – Thomas Paine      

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First Principles: It Is Better That Ten Guilty Persons Escape Than That One Innocent Suffer

“For the law holds, that it is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.” – Sir William Blackstone (Commentaries on the Laws of England, 9th ed., book 4, chapter 27, p. 358 (1783) It is seldom … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: You Can Learn A Lot About A Person By the Way They Handle Rainy Days, Lost Luggage and Tangled Christmas Tree Lights

“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.” – Maya Angelou      

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Thought For the Day: God’s Hands Formed You and Me To Be the Persons That We Are

“Just think, you’re here not by chance, but by God’s choosing. His hand formed you and made you the person you are. He compares you to no one else – You are one of a kind. You lack nothing that … Continue reading

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