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First Principles: The Constitution Is the Standard We Must Cling To and Measure Our Opposition By

“The present Constitution is the standard to which we are to cling. Under its banners, bona fide must we combat our political foes.” – Alexander Hamilton (1802)      

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Thought For the Day: Standard English Is A Convenient Abstraction

“Standard English is a convenient abstraction, like the average man.” – George Leslie Brook, English professor, author (1910-1987)          

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Eye of the Beholder

The next in the series of poems based on now Episode 6 of Season 2 of the Twilight Zone for my eldest princess: Eye of the Beholder by Michael Romani Suspended in a time and space of harshness Miss Janet … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Constitution Is Not Written On Blank Pages

“Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written Constitution. Let us not make it a blank paper by construction.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to Wilson Nicholas, 1803 Every word in the Constitution either means something of particular intent or … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Constitution Must Be Changed By Amendment Only

“[T]he present Constitution is the standard to which we are to cling. Under its banners, bona fide must we combat our political foes — rejecting all changes but through the channel itself provides for amendments.” –Alexander Hamilton This quote may … Continue reading

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