Paying Our Debts

When you run headlong towards a cliff, even a fiscal cliff, you might want to consider turning around and taking a path other than the one that brought you barreling toward the cliff in the first place.  Just a thought. “If the maintenance of public credit, then, be truly so important, the next enquiry which […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

The original~ PROCLAMATION. A NATIONAL THANKSGIVING. Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me ” to recommend […]

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Winning and Losing

Are certainly all part of playing the game, so I’m not exactly sure why everyone is so upset…. “The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. It is justly so, for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquility […]

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Vote!

Why?  I’d go with because I said so, but that never seems to win an argument with anyone…. “I know no means more effectual, than to invite and admit the freemen to the right of suffrage, and to enhance, as much as possible, the value of that right. Its value cannot, in truth, be enhanced […]

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A Free Press

Well the press these days is pretty free…..with the facts, with news more salacious than informative, with infotainment rather than information….I could probably keep going, but I’ll spare you the sarcasm for a moment, dear Reader, and get to my point. “Some degree of abuse is inseparable from the proper use of every thing, and […]

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