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To Find Peace

So many movies and books predict nothing but darkness and gloom in our future.   Maybe that’s easy enough to understand with the fact that we so often seek force rather than reason to overcome past and present hurts.  But, maybe … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Whenever We Take Away the Liberties of Those Whom We Hate, We Are Opening the Way To Loss of Liberty For Those We Love

 “Whenever we take away the liberties of those whom we hate, we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love.” – Wendell L. Willkie (1892-1944)    

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Sustaining Liberty

In this election year and in the midst of the pandemic, it makes at least me want to review those things that America is supposed to stand for as our moral compass. Sustaining Liberty by Michael Doyle Inherent as sisters … Continue reading

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First Principles: Laws That Forbid the Carrying of Arms Disarm Only Those Who Are Neither Inclined Nor Determined To Commit Crimes

“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Best Form of Government Is That Which Most Likely Prevents the Greatest Sum of Evil

“The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.” – James Monroe    

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First Principle: Laws That Forbid Bearing of Arms Serve To Encourage Not Prevent Homicides

“The laws that forbid the carrying of arms… serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” – Cesare Beccaria    

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First Principles: It Is Wiser To Govern Through Sound Principles Than Events

“Every friend to the liberty of his country is bound to reflect, and step forward to prevent the dreadful consequences which shall result from a government of events.” – Henry Knox    

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First Principles: Nothing Is of More Importance For Our Nation’s Well-Being Than To Form and Train Up Youth In Wisdom and Virtue

“… (N)othing is of more importance for the public weal, than to form and train up youth in wisdom and virtue…. I think also, general virtue is more probably to be expected and obtained from the education of youth, than … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Is Better To Prevent Crimes Than To Punish Them

“It is better to prevent crimes than to punish them.”  – Cesare Beccaria, philosopher and politician (15 Mar 1738-1794)    

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Thought For the Day: The Only Way To Win A War Is To Prevent It

“The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it.” – George Marshall, US Army Chief, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Nobel laureate (31 Dec 1880-1959)    

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