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First Principles: There Is A Degree of Depravity In Mankind Which Requires A Certain Degree of Circumspection and Distrust

“As there is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 55 (1788)

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Born In the Dawn

Tales of magic and the quests that invariably accompany these always tug at my soul. Born In the Dawn by Michael Doyle In the mists of time, there is a story Of the sword of power and it’s full glory … Continue reading

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The Moral Imagination

It is not enough to give to our children and our society definitions of right and wrong or normless stories and books leading to an inability to make the profound decisions needed for the better world we so desperately need. … Continue reading

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First Principles: Government Is Instituted For the Protection, Safety, Prosperity and Happiness of the People, Not One Man, Family Or Class of Men

“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an … Continue reading

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First Principles: When War Is Required, We Must Meet Our Duty To Convince the World That We are Just Friends and Brave Enemies

“Whensoever hostile aggressions…require a resort to war, we must meet our duty and convince the world that we are just friends and brave enemies.” – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Andrew Jackson (December 3, 1806)   It’s been going on for quite some … Continue reading

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While Yet I Live

Today is chosen by some as Still Need To Do Day.   There is a lot that I still need to do.  How about you readers on here?  Still have things to do?  On the page speaking about this day, … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is For the President Alone To Decide To Act Or Not Act Consistent Within the Bounds of the Constitution

“If, for instance, the president is required to do any act, he is not only authorized, but required, to decide for himself, whether, consistently with his constitutional duties, he can do the act.” – Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, … Continue reading

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