Tag Archives: Respect

First Principles: Neutrality Is Only Respected Through Strength

“The rights of neutrality will only be respected when they are defended by an adequate power. A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral.”  – Alexander Hamilton (1787)            

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Thought For the Day: What Matters Is To Be Respected, Not If We Are Liked

“What liberals don’t understand is that it matters very little whether or not the rest of the world likes us, as long as they respect us.” – Allie Beth Stuckey      

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First Principles: The Respect Due the United States Is Lost If It’s Reputation Is of Weakness

“There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness.” – George Washington      

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Core

Where I work, we have a set of core values For all of those who have truly paid their dues Every moment spent is spent in utmost integrity Reasonably expecting the very best from me In my commitment to serve … Continue reading

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First Principles: To Be Respected Be Respectable

“No government, any more than an individual, will long be respected without being truly respectable; nor be truly respectable, without possessing a certain portion of order and stability.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 62, 1788      

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Thorny Logic

Thorny Logic by Michael Romani There is a thorny logic of contortion Of how we approach art in its distortion It’s a shell game we call respect As we arbitrarily choose favor or neglect In a world where street creds … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Girl

Daddy’s Girl by Michael Romani To be marginalized and oppressed Cannot be ever overestimated To be considered less than Had left her endlessly frustrated It didn’t make it any better To be considered part of the family Not in the … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Spirit of Liberty Respects and Insists On the Rights of Others

“The spirit of liberty is not merely, as multitudes imagine, a jealousy of our own particular rights, but a respect for the rights of others, and an unwillingness that any man, whether high or low, should be wronged and trampled … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Republic’s Most Sacred Duty Is An Inviolable Respect for the Constitution and Laws

“If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws – the first growing out of the last.” … Continue reading

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Thought For The Day: Believers In Self Deception End Up Behaving Like Animals

“A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself and for others. When he has no respect for … Continue reading

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