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First Principles: Heresies In Politics and Religion Are Rarely Cured By Persecution

“In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.” – Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 1 (1787)           … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Will Always Be Much Error In Politics

“Necessity, especially in politics, often occasions false hopes, false reasonings and a system of measures, correspondently erroneous.”  – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 35, 1788        

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First Principles: Political Conversion Is Best Done Through Persuasion

“In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 1, 1787 Federalist No. 1 may be read … Continue reading

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Coral Vanity of Man

Watching Chasing Coral a troubling thought keeps going through my mind.  I seem to recall lots of bleach coral in some spots in the Philippines when I was in approximately kindergarten.  I don’t want to give my age completely away.  But, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Let Us Be A People of Virtue

“He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of this country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office … Continue reading

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