Tag Archives: Reason

First Principles: National Morality Cannot Prevail When Belief Is Excluded

“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality … Continue reading

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First Principles: Everyone Has the Right To Worship According To Their Conscience

“As neither reason requires, nor religion permits the contrary, every man living in or out of a state of civil society, has a right peaceably and quietly to worship God according to the dictates of his conscience.” –Samuel Adams, A … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Restart

It’s those sleepless moments along the way When I lie awake before restart of the day Flowing to the windmills in my simple mind Looking at my eyelids and hoping to find Some logic behind all my false reason Some … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Right To Freedom Is God Given and Cannot Be Given Up

“If men … give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Speeches Should Be Given For Reason Not Word Count

“Here comes the orator! With his flood of words, and his drop of reason.” –  Benjamin Franklin (1735) Just ask Nancy Pelosi.. or anyone forced to listen that eight hours of nothing….    

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First Principles: Man Without Reason Is Like A Ship Without A Rudder

“Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind.” — Thomas Jefferson (1822)        

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Thought For the Day: Success Is Found In What You Do For Others

“All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.” — Danny … Continue reading

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First Principles: All Truth Needs Is the Ability To Be

“Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: ‘Liberals’ Are Not So Open Minded

“Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.”  — William F. Buckley Jr. (1925-2008), founder of National Review       

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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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