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First Principles: The Only Foundation For A Useful Education In A Republic Is To Be Laid On the Foundation of Religion…Without This There Can Be No Virtue

“I proceed … to inquire what mode of education we shall adopt so as to secure to the state all of the advantages that are to be derived from the proper instruction of the youth; and here I beg leave … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Only Foundation For A Useful Education In A Republic Is To Be Laid In Religion. Without This There Can Be No Virtue

“[T]he only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all … Continue reading

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First Principles: Republics Are Created By the Virtue, Public Spirit, and Intelligence of the 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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The Knife Slipped In

The Knife Slipped In by Michael DoyleWith the surrender of human freedomThe therapeutic class becomes a fiefdomEach criminal a victim of circumstanceSimply put they have become marionettes of happenstanceThose meant to help come to equally defendWith the incomes and career … Continue reading

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First Principles: Republics Are Created By the Virtue, Public Spirit, and Intelligence of the Citizens. They Fall, When the Wise Are Banished From the Public Councils

“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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Thought For the Day: The Happiness of Your Life Depends Upon the Quality of Your Thoughts; Therefore, Guard Accordingly, and Take Care That You Entertain No Notions Unsuitable To Virtue and Reasonable Nature

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.” – Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

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First Principles: If Virtue and Knowledge Are Diffused Among the People, They Will Never Be Enslaved. This Will Be Their Great Security

“If Virtue & Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslav’d. This will be their great Security.” – Samuel Adams (1779)

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First Principles: A Free Government, Which of All Others Is Far Most Preferable, Cannot Be Supported Without Virtue

“In a despotic government, the only principle by which the tyrant who is to move the whole machine means to regulate and manage the people is fear, by the servile dread of his power. But a free government, which of … Continue reading

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First Principles: If Virtue and Knowledge Are Diffused Among the People, The Will Never Be Enslaved. This Will Be Their Great Security

“If Virtue & Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslav’d. This will be their great Security.” – Samuel Adams (1779)

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First Principles: Patriotism Is As Much A Virtue As Justice, and Is As Necessary For the Support of Societies As Natural Affection Is For the Support of Families

“Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.” – Benjamin Rush

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