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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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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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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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Truth and Reason

“I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.” ~ Thomas Jefferson Every man, woman and child is called to … Continue reading

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The Guardian of True Liberty

“The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.” ~ James Madison Seeing the images and videos of the various manifestations of rebellion known as the “Arab Spring” brings me back to the year of my … Continue reading

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