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First Principles: The Life of the Nation Is Secure Only While The Nation Is Honest, Truthful and Virtuous

“The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.” – Frederick Douglass      

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First Principles: Only A Virtuous People Are Capable of Freedom. As Nations Become Corrupt and Vicious, They Have More Need of Masters.

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.“ – Benjamin Franklin    

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First Principles: A Good Moral Character For Life Is The First Essential of Mankind and Formed By Habits Contracted Early On

“A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life.” – George Washington (1790)    

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First Principles: The Good Moral Character Needed To Lead A Republic Requires Being Both Learned and Virtuous

“A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Virtuous People Cannot Be Subdued

“While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.” – Samuel Adams (1779)      

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First Principles: Only A Virtuous People Are Capable of Freedom

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.” – Benjamin Franklin, Letter to the Abbes Chalut and Arnoux, 1787      

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First Principles: A Good Moral Character Is the First Essential In A Man

“[A] good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should … Continue reading

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First Principles: From Youth We Must Strive To Be Learned and Virtuous

“A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day: Authority Through Reason

The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason. -Mary Wollstonecraft, reformer and writer (27 Apr 1759-1797) The above quote is taken from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792).  This book may … Continue reading

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