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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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First Principles: The Necessity of Any Government Is A Misfortune

“It has been said that all Government is an evil. It would be more proper to say that the necessity of any Government is a misfortune.”  – James Madison, 1833      

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Dystopian Masses

Looking at the headlines on my homepage, it sure seems the world is increasingly a dark place with too much wrongfulness going on.  In part, this was written in reply to what seems to happening. Dystopian Masses by Michael Romani … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Index

She asked me to index the reasons why Clear evidence for God seems in short supply But she should believe in Him anyhow And though patient, she wanted these reasons now She told me of her friend who was her … Continue reading

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First Principles: Neutrality Is Only Respected Through Strength

“The rights of neutrality will only be respected when they are defended by an adequate power. A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral.”  – Alexander Hamilton (1787)            

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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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Thought For the Day: The Tale of Global Socialism Is One of Ruination

“The young Democrats swooning for Sanders appear unfamiliar with socialism’s century-long career, a dismal tale of ruination from Russia to Cuba to Venezuela. Indeed, are they even aware that China’s greatest reduction in poverty in human history correlates precisely with … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Muscle

There is something in her free form tussle That is stronger than any sort of muscle The love she feels and the love she brings Is powerful enough to make me want to sing From the day she danced up … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Spirit of Encroachment Tends To Consolidate Power In Government Into Despotism

“The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create whatever the form of government, a real despotism.” — George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796    

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