Tag Archives: Speech

First Principles: I Ask, Sir, What Is the Militia? It Is the Whole People. To Disarm the People Is the Best and Most Effectual Way To Enslave Them.

“I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” – George Mason, Speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788

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Thought For the Day: I Pray That I Keep My Tongue From Evil and My Lips From Deceitful Speech

“Beautiful One, I am grateful for my life and I want to see good days, so I pray that I keep my tongue from evil and my lips from deceitful speech. Let the words that I use be transparent and … Continue reading

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First Principles: Let Us Not Love With Words or Speech But With Actions and In Truth

“Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. – 1 John 3:18

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Thought For the Day: No Danger Flowing From Speech Can Be Deemed Clear and Present Unless the Incidence of the Evil Apprehended Is So Imminent That It May Befall Before There Is An Opportunity For Full Discussion

 “No danger flowing from speech can be deemed clear and present unless the incidence of the evil apprehended is so imminent that it may befall before there is an opportunity for full discussion. Only an emergency can justify repression.” – … Continue reading

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First Principles: If the Freedom of Speech Is Taken Away Then Dumb and Silent We May Be Led, Like Sheep, To Slaughter

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to slaughter.” – George Washington

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Thought For the Day: Create Now A Political Court To Echo the Ideas of the Executive and You Have Created A Weapon…That Can Cut Down Those Guarantees of Liberty…and Extinguish Your Right of Liberty, of Speech, of Thought, of Action and of Religion

“Create now a political court to echo the ideas of the executive and you have created a weapon . . . that can cut down those guarantees of liberty written into your great documents by the blood of your forefathers … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: I Have Often Regretted My Speech, Never My Silence

“I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.” – Publilius Syrus (though often mistakenly attributed to Xenocrates or that that other great mind, “Anonymous”

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First Principles:

“Whoever Would Overthrow the Liberty of A Nation Must Begin By Subduing the Freeness of Speech” – Benjamin Franklin

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The Lateness of the Hour

Returning back to a promised project that was set down for a time and based in part on The Twilight Zone, Season 2, Episode 8: The Lateness of the Hour by Michael Doyle In a labyrinth of the mind’s imprecision We … Continue reading

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