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First Principles: Virtue Is Not Hereditary

“When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.” – Thomas Paine (1776)    

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First Principle: Beware the Greedy Hand of Government Thrusting Itself Into Every Corner and Crevice of Industry

“Beware the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry.” – Thomas Paine    

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First Principles: The Harder the Conflict, the More Glorious the Triumph

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine      

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Thought For the Day: In Planning For Posterity, It Is Important To Remember That Virtue Is Not Hereditary

“When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.” – Thomas Paine    

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First Principles: Freedom Requires Those Willing to Undergo the Rigors of Supporting It

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 4, September 11, 1777    

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First Principles: It Is the Dearness of Freedom That Makes It So Valued and Valuable

“What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an … Continue reading

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First Principles: If There Must Be Trouble, Let It Be In My Day, That My Child May Have Peace

“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” – Thomas Paine    

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First Principles: Harder Conflicts Bring More Glorious Triumphs

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine    

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First Principles: Those Who Wish the Blessings of Liberty Must Work Diligently To Support It

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine (1777)          

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First Principles: Virtue Is Not Hereditary

“When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.” – Thomas Paine (1776)      

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