Tag Archives: Thomas Jefferson

First Principles: We Must Not Let Our Rulers Load Us With Perpetual Debt

“We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.” – Thomas Jefferson, in Letter to Samuel Kercheval (July 12, 1816)   All of these trillions of dollars of debt we are currently incurring… When does the payment come … Continue reading

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A Federation Begins

In the formation of the American Constitution, the world’s political  republican theory took a leap into reality despite some downsides. A Federation Begins by Michael Doyle The extending of institutionalized slavery Remains a bleak mark in American history Kicking the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Never Let A Difference of Opinion In Politics, Religion Or Philosophy Be A Cause From Withdrawing From A Friend

“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas Jefferson      

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First Principles: To Restore Harmony As One People Acting As One Nation Should Be the Object Of Every Patriot

“To restore … harmony … to render us again one people acting as one nation should be the object of every man really a patriot.” – Thomas Jefferson (1801)      

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First Principles: Laws Are Made For Men of Ordinary Understanding and Should Be Construed By Ordinary Rules of Common Sense

“Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Must Not Let Our Rulers Load Us With Perpetual Debt

“We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.” – Thomas Jefferson (1816)     Regardless of which side of the divide in politics we sit on, we should each recognize that leaving perpetual debt on our children’s … Continue reading

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First Principles: As Long As There Are Two Or More Sides To Every Question, People Acting With Character and Energy Will Have Enemies

“Men of energy of character must have enemies; because there are two sides to every question, and taking one with decision, and acting on it with effect, those who take the other will of course be hostile in proportion as … Continue reading

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First Principles: Honesty Is the First Chapter In the Book of Wisdom

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson    

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First Principles: Falsehood of the Tongue Leads To That of the Heart

“It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it … Continue reading

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