Tag Archives: Society

Difficulty Is Just the Beginning

In this modern world, it’s not a question of what’s painless.  Nor is it of not having choices.  It’s about making the choice to be and make a chosen relationship work.  Maybe it’s always been that way? Difficulty Is Just … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Censorship Reflects A Society’s Lack of Self Confidence

“Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself.” – Justice Potter Stewart (1915-1985)    

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Daily Prompt – Declaration

Among the truths that remain self evident There is especially on that is quite relevant When so many declare God’s death so openly They so at great peril for our republican society For if there is no God on which … Continue reading

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The Squishy Sound of Democracy

The suppression of free speech is a leading indicator of fascism not freedom and certainly not the small r republican values our Founding Fathers advocated in their classical liberalism.  I for one refuse to bend to tyranny from any camp… … Continue reading

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First Principles: To Vote Is To Execute One of the Most Solemn Trusts In Society

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he … Continue reading

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Seeds of Totalitarianism Dispersed

Generally speaking,  we as a people stand for liberty and all its intendent duties and responsibilities.  In this day and age, there has been an increasing move toward surrendering liberties for what we have latched onto as security, be it … Continue reading

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First Principles: Liberty Is Sacred When Rightly Understood

“Liberty is a word which, according as it is used, comprehends the most good and the most evil of any in the world. Justly understood it is sacred next to those which we appropriate in divine adoration; but in the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Those Lacking Private Morality Will Lack Public Virtue

“If individuals be not influenced by moral principles; it is in vain to look for public virtue; it is, therefore, the duty of legislators to enforce, both by precept and example, the utility, as well as the necessity of a … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Law Must Have Universal Operation On All Members of A Community To Preserve Liberty

“Where there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.” – Benjamin Rush (1788)       … Continue reading

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First Principles: To Be Legitimate, A Government Should Secure and Enlarge The Natural Rights of Its Society

“Government, in my humble opinion, should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of the natural rights of its members; and every government, which has not this in view, as its principal object, is not a government of … Continue reading

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