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The Preservation of Liberty

“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson The ancient Roman system of education called liberalia studia or “liberal studies” has been immensely influential … Continue reading

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Modern Problems, Ancient Solutions

The ancient Greeks and Romans had solutions for many of the problems that plague our country today. They recognized that human nature is a double-edged sword and that steps can be taken to mitigate the expression of its lesser qualities … Continue reading

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Compensatory Strategies

“The individual never sees life in the radiant glow of its greatness, its dignity and its privilege until he realizes it as trusteeship. Life itself is but the individual trusteeship of time. Man does not truly own even his own … Continue reading

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Liberty and Responsibility

“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” ~ George Bernard Shaw Freedom is balanced by responsibility in all matters. Too much freedom with too little responsibility produces situations that quickly spiral out of control. Insufficient freedom coupled … Continue reading

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Tyrannosaurus Debt

My sons and I were enjoying a few of the Schoolhouse Rock animated educational motion films yesterday and we came across one that I hadn’t heard during my cartoon watching years as it was one of the later releases of … Continue reading

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Strenuous Liberty

Nations grown corrupt Love bondage more than liberty; Bondage with ease than strenuous liberty. ~ John Milton While touring Independence Hall in Philadelphia recently it occurred to me that the greater part of men prefer security to liberty. Most it … Continue reading

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