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First Principles: Power Is of An Encroaching Nature That 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 (1788)      

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First Principles: Our Leaders Should Possess Distinguished Character

“Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of unexceptionable characters.” – Samuel Adams (1775)    

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First Principles: The Possibilities of Mischief In the Governance of Man Should Remain Bound By the Constitution

“In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” – Thomas Jefferson (1798)    

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The Gentleness In Us

Based in part on Philippians 4:5: The Gentleness In Us by Michael Romani The Wizard announced his greatness Dorothy responded with her meekness Not a cowering bit of quiver But with the strength to make evil shiver This thing we … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Deterioration of Any Government Begins With the Decay of Its Founding Principles

“The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.” – Charles de Montesquieu (1689-1755) If you have not yet read Spirit of Laws, I wish to highly recommend it.  An English translation … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Words Following Words Are Power

“A word after a word after a word is power. ”  -Margaret Atwood, poet and novelist (b. 18 Nov 1939)      

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Lessons From A Ring of Power

Talking Tolkien can teach one a lot and not just about alliteration… Lessons From A Ring of Power by Michael Romani It seemed wise like a wizard might say That one doesn’t just walk into Mordor Then again it might … Continue reading

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A Witch’s Power

Which witch is which? Or, it merely a switch of power in the name of femininity empowered? Just in time for Halloween, Netflix releases a series in which Sabrina becomes a more powerful character than in the Archie comics… A … Continue reading

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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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