Tag Archives: Virtue

First Principles: Political Freedom Includes In It Every Other Blessing

“Political freedom includes in it every other blessing. All the pleasures of riches, science, virtue, and even religion itself derive their value from liberty alone. No wonder therefore wise and prudent legislators have in all ages been held in such … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Ambitious Who Embrace the Image of Virtue But Not Virtue Itself, Produce Ugly Deeds

“Ambitious men, who embrace the image and not the reality of virtue, produce nothing but ugly deeds.” – Plutarch, Lives of Noble Romans        

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First Principles: Liberty Is Not Easily Surrendered Where Knowledge Is Diffused and Virtue Is Preserved

“No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd.” – Samuel Adams (1775)          

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First Principles: A Corrupt Press Deceives, Inflames, Dishonors Virtue, Stokes the Flames of Faction and Ends Its Own Enemy

“We are, heart and soul, friends to the freedom of the press. It is however, the prostituted companion of liberty, and somehow or other, we know not how, its efficient auxiliary. It follows the substance like its shade; but while … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Must Never Allow Partiality or Extraneous Matters To Interfere With the Electoral Process

“We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.” – John Adams (1797)   … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day: We Laugh At Honor and Are Shocked To Find Traitors In our Midst

“We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.” – C.S. Lewis    

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First Principles: Diffusion of Virtue and Knowledge Is Our Security From Ever Being Enslaved

“If Virtue & Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslav’d. This will be their great Security.”  – Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, February 12, 1779      

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First Principles: It’s Up To All Americans To Stop the Spread of Principles Counter To Our Civil and Religious Rights

“It is necessary for every American, with becoming energy to endeavor to stop the dissemination of principles evidently destructive of the cause for which they have bled. It must be the combined virtue of the rulers and of the people … Continue reading

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The Dissolution of Liberal Democracy

Not so long ago, it was announced with great fanfare that history had ended and Liberal Democracy had won.  The globalists believed there was no most struggle and that it made little difference with we made microchips or potato chips. … Continue reading

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First Principles: Republics Are Created By the Virtue, Public Spirit and Intelligence of Their Citizens

“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, … Continue reading

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