Tag Archives: Servitude

First Principles: Democracy and Socialism Have Nothing In Common But One Word: equality. But Notice the Difference… Socialism Seeks… Restraint and Servitude

“Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.” – Alexis de Tocqueville

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First Principles: We Must Make Our Election Between Economy and Liberty, or Profusion and Servitude

“We must make our election between economy and Liberty, or profusion and servitude.” – Thomas Jefferson (1816)

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Thought For the Day: The Conditions Upon Which God Hath Given Liberty To Man Is Eternal Vigilance

“It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become prey to the active. The conditions upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the … Continue reading

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First Principles: If Ye Love Wealth Better Than Liberty…Go Home From Us In Peace…May Posterity Forget That You Were Our Countrymen

“If Ye Love Wealth Better Than Liberty, the Tranquility of Servitude Better Than the Animating Contest of Freedom, Go Home From Us In Peace. We Ask Not Your Counsels Or Your Arms. Crouch Down and Lick the Hands Which Feed … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Must Make Our Election Between Economy and Liberty or Between Profusion and Servitude

“We must make our election between economy and Liberty, or profusion and servitude.” – Thomas Jefferson (1816)      

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Facing Fear Toward Tomorrow

A review of race history in America is a mix of hope and of fear; rights and wrongs; in short and in truth a mixed story.  Today, we confront that which was wrong.  Still, we should do so not in … Continue reading

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First Principles: Freedom, Not Servitude, Is the Cure For Anarchy; True Faith Is the Cure For Superstition

“Freedom and not servitude is the cure of anarchy; as religion, and not atheism, is the true remedy for superstition.” – Edmund Burke, Second Speech on Conciliation with America, The Thirteen Resolutions (3/22/1775)      

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First Principles: Choose Economy and Liberty Over Profusion and Servitude

“We must make our election between economy and Liberty, or profusion and servitude.” – Thomas Jefferson (1816)      

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First Principles: The Right To Freedom Is God Given and Cannot Be Given Up

“If men … give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Perpetual Public Debt Brings Servitude of the People

“I place economy among the first and important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our choice between economy and … Continue reading

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