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First Principles: Democracy Will Soon Degenerate Into An Anarchy That Every Man Will Do What Is Right In His Own Eyes and No Man’s Life Or Property Or Reputation Or Liberty Will Be Secure

“[D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man’s life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these … Continue reading

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I’d Rather Be Ashes Than Dust

I’d Rather Be Ashes Than Dustby Michael DoyleI’d rather be ashes than dustI’d rather throw deep when I mustTaking the risks to succeedThis is the satisfaction of spiritual needFaithful in all that we doReady in capturing God in our viewUnafraid … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: By Dividing the Voters Through the Political Party System, We Can Get Them To Expend Their Energies In Fighting over Questions of No Importance

“By dividing the voters through the political party system, we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance. Thus by discreet action we can secure for ourselves what has been so well planned and … Continue reading

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First Principles: Can the Liberties of A Nation Be Secure When We Have Removed A Conviction That These Liberties Are the Gift of God?

“God who gave us life gave us Liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Tremble For My Country When I Reflect That God Is Just; That His Justice Cannot Sleep Forever

“And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be … Continue reading

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First Principles: Democracy Will Soon Degenerate Into An Anarchy, Such An Anarchy That Every Man Will Do What is Right In His Own Own Eyes

“[D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man’s life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Dustbin of History Is Littered With Remains of Those Countries That Relied On Diplomacy To Secure Their Freedom

“The dustbin of history is littered with remains of those countries that relied on diplomacy to secure their freedom. We must never forget … in the final analysis … that it is our military, industrial and economic strength that offers … Continue reading

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First Principles: God Who Gave Us Life Gave Us Liberty

“God who gave us life gave us Liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that … Continue reading

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First Principles: Neither the Wisest Constitution Nor the Wisest Laws Will Secure the Liberty and Happiness of A People Whose Manners Are Universally Corrupt

“Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” – Samuel Adams (1749)

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First Principles: To Secure These Rights, Governments Are Instituted Among Mankind, Deriving Their Just Powers From the Consent of the Governed

“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” – Thomas Jefferson, in The Declaration of Independence

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