Tag Archives: Reason

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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First Principles: Our Constitution Is Based On the Wisdom of the Ages

“In the formation of our constitution the wisdom of all ages is collected — the legislators of antiquity are consulted, as well as the opinions and interests of the millions who are concerned. It short, it is an empire of … Continue reading

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First Principles: Trying Times Take Courage To Facedown

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man … Continue reading

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Short Form Poetry Workshop: Pleaides – Conserve

The Short Form Poetry Workshop this evening pertained to a New Zealand form of poetry called a Pleiades. What is a Pleiades? • Invented in 1999 by Craig Tigerman, Sol Magazine’s Lead Editor. • a single seven-line stanza. • Only … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Republic Is Predicated on Christian Tolerance

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Good Books With Purpose Should Be Censored With Care

“As good, almost, kill a man as kill a good book.” – John Milton   This work may be read in its entirety here: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~milton/reading_room/areopagitica/text.html Or listened to here:      

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Thought For The Day: God Endowed Us With Reason; Use It

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” – Galileo Galilei   A lot of people assume, and probably because they … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Importance of Resting Questions On Available Evidence

“In disquisitions of every kind there are certain primary truths, or first principles, upon which all subsequent reasoning must depend.”  – Alexander Hamilton (1788) Relevant discussion of any allegations made against anyone else depends on first obtaining the primary evidence … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day: Authority Through Reason

The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason. -Mary Wollstonecraft, reformer and writer (27 Apr 1759-1797) The above quote is taken from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792).  This book may … Continue reading

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