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First Principles: This I Hope Will Be the Age of Experiments In Government, and That Their Basis Will Be Founded In Principles of Honesty, Not of Mere Force

“This I hope will be the age of experiments in government, and that their basis will be founded in principles of honesty, not of mere force.” – Thomas Jefferson (1796)

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First Principles: Children Should Be Educated and Instructed In the Principles of Freedom

“Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.” – John Adams (1787)

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First Principles: The Foundations of Our National Policy Will Be Laid In the Pure and Immutable Principles of Private Morality

“The foundations of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality, and the preeminence of free government be exemplified by all the attributes which can win the affections of its citizens, and command … Continue reading

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The Importance of Keeping Our History

The Importance of Keeping Our Historyby Michael DoyleMoving back the veil of mysteryWe remember the truths of historyTelling the truth as truth is meantAnd so providing the roots of our governmentFramed within moments of vivid reflectionTo take us back to … Continue reading

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First Principles: ‘Tis the Business of Little Minds To Shrink; But He Whose Heart Is Firm, and Whose Conscience Approves His Conduct, Will Pursue His Principles Unto 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: It Is An Object of Vast Magnitude That Systems of Education Should Be Adopted…Which…May…Diffuse A Knowledge of the Sciences But May Implant…the Principles of Virtue and of Liberty

“It is an object of vast magnitude that systems of education should be adopted and pursued which may not only diffuse a knowledge of the sciences but may implant in the minds of the American youth the principles of virtue … Continue reading

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First Principles: Systems of Education Should Be Adopted…Which May Not Only Diffuse A Knowledge of the Sciences But…Implant…the Principles of Virtue and Liberty

“It is an object of vast magnitude that systems of education should be adopted and pursued which may not only diffuse a knowledge of the sciences but may implant in the minds of the American youth the principles of virtue … Continue reading

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First Principles: He Whose Heart Is Firm, and Whose Conscience Approves His Conduct, Will Pursue His Principles Unto 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: 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

“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

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Effective Communications Competence

Ineffective Communications: Everyone knows that there is a great deal of truth to that adage about the proverbial age gap between parents and children.  Imagine if you would having two budding teenagers – ages 11 and 13 and being 57 … Continue reading

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