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First Principles: Pursue Your Principles To Your Death

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Stay Strong Even In Distress

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, … Continue reading

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First Principles: To All Persons – Exact and Equal Justice

“It is proper you should understand what I deem the essential principles of our government… Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever persuasion, religious or political.” – Thomas Jefferson (1801)          

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First Principles: The Foundations of National Morality Rests In the Family

“The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families. … In vain are Schools, Academies, and Universities instituted, if loose principles and licentious habits are impressed upon children in their earliest years. … The vices and examples of … Continue reading

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First Principles: Children Should Be Educated In The Principles of Freedom

“Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.” –John Adams They aren’t any more.  That’s why so many problems are festering until they reach the surface.  So may of these are based on sheer ignorance of what … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Good Foreign Policy Begins With Good Government At Home

“Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home.” – William Ewart Gladstone, British prime minister (29 Dec 1809-1898) Thinking on this and bringing it to its modern conclusion, my question is do we find American citizens … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Popular

Many is the misbegotten moments in time When things popular were not for the good And good deeds were mistreated as if a crime With either the populace or the rulers misunderstood But truth, as such, as a way of … Continue reading

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First Principles: Seek To Friend A Righteous Government; Be An Enemy To Tyranny

“Some boast of being friends to government; I am a friend to righteous government, to a government founded upon the principles of reason and justice; but I glory in publicly avowing my eternal enmity to tyranny.”    John Hancock, in … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Better To Be Politically Buried Than Hypocritically Immortalized

“I have always supported measures and principles and not men. I have acted fearless and independent and I never will regret my course. I would rather be politically buried than to be hypocritically immortalized.” – Davy Crockett, frontiersman, soldier, and … Continue reading

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Proactive Health: Establishing Your Core Principles II – Self Care In Eight

In all this recent talk about healthcare reform and so on, there seems to be one huge component overlooked in the discussion, time and again.  That is that self-care is perhaps the most important component of all.  It is, as … Continue reading

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