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First Principles: Facts Are Stubborn Things and Whatever May Be Our Wishes, Our Inclination or the Dictates of Our Passions, They Cannot Alter the State of the Facts and Evidence

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams (1770)

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Thought For the Day: We Stand At the Crossroads of Freedom. One Road Leads To Greater Freedom and Opportunity and the Other Road Leads To Socialism and Decline

“We stand at a crossroads of freedom. Before us lie two paths: One based on the dignity and worth of every individual, and the other on the growing control of the state. One road leads to greater freedom and opportunity, … Continue reading

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Meditative Movement

In these last months, as if we haven’t been too sedentary in the first place, we have been almost nothing but stuck in and out of sorts with finding ways to keep moving.  This is counter to what is best … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Wish From My Soul That the Legislature of This State Could See A Policy of A Gradual Abolition of Slavery

“I wish from my soul that the legislature of this State could see a policy of a gradual Abolition of Slavery.”  – George Washington Unlike the simplistic retelling of pieces of history that the 1619 Project managed to pull over … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Great Dialectic In Our Time…Is Between Economic Enterprise and the State

“The great dialectic in our time is not, as anciently and by some still supposed, between capital and labor; it is between economic enterprise and the state.” – John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006)    

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Happy Mother’s Day, Too

My ex-wife could never gracefully receive a present.  Not just from me but from our daughters, they tell me.  Still, despite all, there is one gift I would yet give her on this day particularly after the reminders received over … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Ordaining of Laws In Favor of One Part of the Nation, To the Prejudice and Oppression of Another, Is Certainly the Most Erroneous Policy

“History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice … Continue reading

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First Principles: The End of Law Is To Preserve and Enlarge Freedom

“The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.” – John Locke    

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First Principles: Whatever Our Wishes, Inclinations or Dictates of Passion, These Cannot Alter the State of Facts and Evidence

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams    

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