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First Principles: Arbitrary Power Rises From Liberty Ruined By Licentiousness

“Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.” – George Washington (1753)    

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First Principles: Power’s Encroaching Nature Must Be Restrained

“It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it.” – James Madison, in Federalist 48    

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First Principles: Around the World, Liberty Is Granted By Power; In America Liberty Grants Charters of Power

“In Europe, charters of liberty have been granted by power. America has set the example … of charters of power granted by liberty. This revolution in the practice of the world, may, with an honest praise, be pronounced the most … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: We Are Empowered To Transform Hurts and Wants Into Living Wisdom

“We all have the power to change our story, transforming past hurts and wants into the living wisdom they are.” – Mags MacKean      

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First Principles: The United States Will Continue Richly Blessed As Long As We Follow God

“No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange, then, and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and to depart from … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Allowing Small Things To Anger You Indicates the Size of Your Soul

“If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?” – Sydney J. Harris    

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Redemption Of A Clown

Some things just aren’t funny.  Like someone who abuses their power and position to coerce others into things otherwise unimaginable to them.  Less funny still is when that same comedian thinks he can excuse away his or her lewd and … Continue reading

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Finding the Extraordinary

Based in part on 1 Samuel 16:13 Finding the Extraordinary by Michael Romani Love burns like a blazing white light Bringing soul shine into my night The hallelujah in your bright eyes Offers it’s brilliant sense of surprise Lifted up … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Federal Government Is Limited In Its Powers

“All questions of power, arising under the constitution of the United States, whether they relate to the federal or a state government, must be considered of great importance. The federal government being formed for certain purposes, is limited in its … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Kindness Is In Our Power Even When Fondness Is Not

“Kindness is in our power even when fondness is not.” –  Henry James      

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