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Cultivating Kindness II

One of lessons that is maybe too hard to learn for some is that in the face of harshness, sometimes the very best response is to show the same merciful kindness that God has shown us. It is a hard … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Declining Civilizations Are Marked With A Tendency Toward Uniformity and Standardization

“Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.” – Arnold Toynbee, historian (14 Apr 1889-1975)    

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First Principles: The Known Propensity of Democracy Is Toward Licentiousness

“The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty.”  – Fisher Ames, speech in the Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788  

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