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First Principles: It Is Necessary To Have the Principles of Virtue Early Inculcated On the Minds of Children and Morality Kept Alive

“Since private and publick Vices, are in Reality, though not always apparently, so nearly connected, of how much Importance, how necessary is it, that the utmost Pains be taken by the Publick, to have the Principles of Virtue early inculcated … Continue reading

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Dealing With the New Deal

American history continues into the 1930s and the Great Depression. Dealing With the New Deal by Michael Doyle Had Coolidge been in power for Wall Street’s fall The safe bet is he would have done little or nothing at all … Continue reading

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First Principles: No People Will Tamely Surrender Their Liberties…When Knowledge Is Diffused and Virtue Preserved

“Since private and publick Vices, are in Reality, though not always apparently, so nearly connected, of how much Importance, how necessary is it, that the utmost Pains be taken by the Publick, to have the Principles of Virtue early inculcated … Continue reading

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Dewey and the Progressive Era

Turning next in American History, we have the Progressive Era with all that it meant for how we do things today and it’s challenges to the Constitution’s meaning to our society. Dewey and the Progressive Era by Michael Doyle All … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Those To Whom Evil Is Done, Do Evil In Return

“I and the public know / What all schoolchildren learn, / Those to whom evil is done / Do evil in return.” – W.H. Auden, poet (21 Feb 1907-1973) It might be better phrased that it’s best to act and … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Exists In the Economy and Course of Nature, An Indissoluble Union Between Virtue and Happiness

“There exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity.” – … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is An Indissoluble Union Between Virtue and Happiness

“There exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity.”  – … Continue reading

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Thought For Today: There Can Be No Public Or Private Virtue Unless the Foundation of Action Is the Practice of Truth

“There can be no public or private virtue unless the foundation of action is the practice of truth.” – George Jacob Holyoake (1817-1906) I disagree with most of what this man stood for without some compromise of his root beliefs … Continue reading

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First Principles: Public Information Should Be Provided To the People To Keep Them Capable of Determining Their Own Destiny

“When information which properly belongs to the public is systematically withheld by those in power, the people soon become ignorant of their own affairs, distrustful of those who manage them, and — eventually — incapable of determining their own destinies.” … Continue reading

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First Principles: Religion Is Of Public Concern and In Great Measure Fosters the Peace and Good Order of Government

“Religion is of general and public concern, and on its support depend, in great measure, the peace and good order of government, the safety and happiness of the people.” – Samuel Chase    

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