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First Principles: The Foundations of Our National Policy Will Be Laid In the Pure and Immutable Principles of Private Morality

“The foundations of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality, and the preeminence of free government be exemplified by all the attributes which can win the affections of its citizens, and command … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Characteristic of A Well-Bred Man, Is To Converse With His Inferiors Without Insolence, and With His Superiors With Respect and Ease

“The characteristic of a well-bred man is, to converse with his inferiors without insolence, and with his superiors with respect and with ease.” – Lord Chesterfield, statesman and writer (22 Sep 1694-1773)

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The Problem of Pride

The Problem of Prideby Michael DoyleEasily knownPride is the diseaseWe’ve seen this and it showsPutting us all ill at easeSeen in others, we forgetAll of those thingsWe struggle and yet we forgetAll the troubles, living bringsSeemingly standing positiveBut we think … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscopeby Michael DoyleIndia offers her vast diversitySimply put, a wealth of complexityFilled with peace within her kaleidoscopeAs harmonious coexistence offers hopeSlumdog lords are opulent in a historyOf a people struggling with povertyPluralistic in a free market democracyAs a metaphor lived … Continue reading

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First Principles: Where An Excess of Power Prevails, Property of No Sort Is Duly Respected. No Man Is Safe In His Opinions, His Person, His Faculties, or His Possessions

“Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.” – James Madison (1792)

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Thought For the Day: We Have the Right To Give Away As Much of Our Own Money As We Please In Charity; But As Members of Congress We Have No Right To Appropriate A Dollar of the Public Money

“We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living. I will not attempt to prove that Congress has no power … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Nation, Despicable By Its Weakness, Forfeits Even the Privilege of Being Neutral

“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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In Celebration of National Flag Day

Long may she wave, longer still may we pray, keeping in mind our humbleness before the grave and ever mindful of the freedoms and liberties hard won in our day!

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On the Influence of Mass and Social Media

Mass Media Shaping of Culture and Perceptions of Self, Others and the World:             Where once Gutenberg’s printing press led the way in shaping the world, the driving technology in the modern world is mass media in its many and … Continue reading

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