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First Principles: Without A Foundation In Religion, Education Offers No Lessons In Virtue and Essential Liberty

“[T]he only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Noble Inheritance of America Should Be Taught, Guarded and Only Wisely Improved On

“Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial … Continue reading

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First Principles: No Government Can Restrain Humanity Set Free By Morality and Religion

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.”  – John Adams (1798) .. But GQ thinks you should read smutty fiction instead…    

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Thought For the Day: Illiberalism Breeds the Conditions Ripe For Mob Rule

“The tendency of liberals is to create bodies of men and women — of all classes — detached from tradition, alienated from religion, and susceptible to mass suggestion — mob rule. And a mob will be no less a mob … Continue reading

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First Principles: May We Ever Endeavor To Be Friends Despite Our Differences

“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas Jefferson (1800)        

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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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The Howling Man

In a continuation of my promise to my eldest princess and based on The Twilight Zone, Season 2: Episode 5: The Howling Man by Michael Romani It seems that life will always have its frustrations Some that lead us into … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Daniel Defoe – The Shortest Way with the Dissenters

Born on September 13, 1660, the English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy Daniel Defoe fka as Daniel Foe became famous popularizing the writing form known as a novel with his works including Robinson Crusoe prior to his passing on … Continue reading

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First Principles: Heresies In Politics and Religion Are Rarely Cured By Persecution

“In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.” – Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 1 (1787)           … Continue reading

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