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The Wrong Drummer

“It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigour. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.” ~ Thomas Jefferson I must confess a … Continue reading

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The Courage to Face Ingratitude X

“If a man receives a counterfeit dollar he does not straightway lose his faith in all money,—at least there are not such instances on record in this country. If he has a run of three or four days of dull … Continue reading

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The Struggles of Man

“Religion, Society, and Nature—these are the three struggles of man.” ~ Victor Hugo If all the human activity undertaken in the course of a day, month or year were put in a pot still and reduced to its fractions, there … Continue reading

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Virtue

Benjamin Franklin lived an uncommon life. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States and a noted polymath, Franklin’s inquisitiveness and inventiveness influenced American life and thought profoundly. Everywhere you turn you see evidence of Franklin’s legacy: bifocals, the … Continue reading

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Viewer Discretion is Advised

“I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it … Continue reading

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