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A Victorian Legacy

Have you ever read all of the Dickens works?  I know most of us are familiar with A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield and perhaps a few more.  But, what a time and age to live through with all of its … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: An Armed Society Is A Polite Society

“An armed society is a polite society.” – Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)      

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First Principles: Those Born In Other Countries Have the Right To Join American Society As Long As They Conform To Our Established Rules

“Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming, as I doubt not you will do, to our established rules.” – Thomas … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Individual Rights Are the Means of Subordinating Society To Moral Law

“Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.” – Ayn Rand (1905-1982)      

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First Principles: The Safe Depository of the Ultimate Powers of American Society Is the People Themselves

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from … Continue reading

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First Principles: The First Maxim of Those Who Love Liberty Is To Never Grant Rulers An Atom of Power That Is Not Indispensably Necessary

“The first maxim of a man who loves liberty, should be never to grant to rulers an atom of power that is not most clearly and indispensably necessary for the safety and well being of society.” – Richard Henry Lee   … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Bedrock Principle of the First Amendment Is that Government Cannot Prohibit the Free Expression of Ideas That May Be Offensive or Disagreeable

“If there is a bedrock principle of the First Amendment, it is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.” – Justice William J. Brennan (1906-1997)   … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Endless Gratitude of Society Would Be Merited By Restraining Judges From Usurping Legislation

“One single object . . . [will merit] the endless gratitude of the society: that of restraining the judges from usurping legislation.” – Thomas Jefferson    

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First Principles: We Are As A People Opposed To Secret Societies, To Secret Oaths and To Secret Proceedings

“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.” – John F. Kennedy President Kennedy would be ashamed … Continue reading

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