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First Principles: Independence Requires That We Not Be Beholden To Any Foreign Power

“But if we are to be told by a foreign power … what we shall do, and what we shall not do, we have independence yet to seek, and have contended hitherto for very little.” – George Washington (1796)   … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Chart of America’s Present and Future Is Written In the Constitution

“We may be tossed upon an ocean where we can see no land — nor, perhaps, the sun or stars. But there is a chart and a compass for us to study, to consult, and to obey. That chart is … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Manipulating the Valuation of A Country’s Currency Is the Surest Way To Destroy Its Economy

“There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner … Continue reading

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First Principles: Peace Is Better Than War; War Is Better Than Tribute

“It is a principle incorporated into the settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, war is better than tribute.” – James Madison, 1816        

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Treaty of Ghent (1814)

The Treaty of Ghent was the peace treaty ending the War of 1812 between the United States of America and the United Kingdom.  Signed by both sides on December 24, 1814, in the city of Ghent, Belgium.  The treaty restores … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Cicero – On Friendship

Cicero was born on January 3, 106 B.C.   The Roman politician and attorney Marcus Tullius Cicero was born on January 3, 106 BC and passed away on December 7, 43 BC.  Coming from a wealthy family of the Roman … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Brave

This is still the land of the free and the brave No matter how many among us are knaves A land with its allegiance made to freedom Where the people rule, not a kingdom Where we salute the Old Glory … Continue reading

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First Principles: From Many Parts We Have Become An American One

The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers and New Englanders are no more. I am not a Virginian, but an American.  – Patrick Henry, Speech in the First Continental Congress, Philadelphia (14 October 1774) All of this polarization keeps getting nastier … Continue reading

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