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First Principles: Public Liberty Is the Most Precious Jewel For Mankind

“Is the relinquishment of the trial by jury and the liberty of the press necessary for your liberty? Will the abandonment of your most sacred rights tend to the security of your liberty? Liberty, the greatest of all earthly blessings … Continue reading

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Ways of Freedom

From time to time, it seems necessary to think on choices made and principles kept. Ways of Freedom by Michael Romani “Times march on”, says the old soldier Remembering back on times bolder But some things are best and better … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Virtue of the People Is Our Best Security

“We may look up to armies for defense, but virtue is our best security. It is not possible that any state should long remain free, where virtue is not supremely honored.” – Samuel Adams, Letter to Joseph Warren, 1775   … Continue reading

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First Principles: Neither the Wisest Constitution Or Laws Can Protect A Corrupted People

“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: Without Virtue We Cannot Secure Our Nation

“Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks — no form of government can render us secure.” – James Madison (1778)        

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Ceremony

The Way of the Gods is one of great ritual Processes of discipline that become habitual The nature of kami is that of complex divinity One that blends the spirit of  balanced ceremony With the worship of ancestors with dexterity … Continue reading

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First Principles: Peace Is Obtained By Being Ready For War

“If we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war.” – George Washington (1793)      

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First Principles: The Fairest Fruit of Liberty Are the Security of the Rule of Law and Our Rights

What is the fairest fruit of the English Tree of Liberty? The security of our rights and of the law, and that no man shall be brought to trial where there is a prejudice against him. – Thomas Erskine (1750-1823) … Continue reading

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First Principles: Rights Cannot Be Secured As Inalienable Without A God

“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?” – Thomas Jefferson (1781)     … Continue reading

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First Principles: Democracy Degenerates Into Anarchy Without Subordination to Morality

“Democracy 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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