A United Front

Usually works a million times better than a divided one… “But whatever may be our situation…certain it is, that foreign nations will know and view it exactly as it is; and they will act toward us accordingly. If they see that our national government is efficient and well administered, our trade prudently regulated, our militia […]

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Call Them Out

Just because your boss has been visited by the good idea fairy again doesn’t mean you have to be his yes man… “Power always sincerely, conscientiously, de tres bon foi, believes itself right.  Power always thinks it has a great soul, and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak….Power must never be trusted without […]

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Special

…isn’t part of the deal.  (Sorry.) “Let me ask whether every circumstance is not, on the contrary, strictly conformable to these principles, and scrupulously impartial to the rights and pretensions of every class and description of citizens?  Who are to be the electors of the federal representatives?  Not the rich, more than the poor; not […]

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Integrity

…is a novel concept these days, one certainly worth re-introducing to modern politics… “But it will be said, it is easier to find faults than to amend them.  I do not think their amendment so difficult as is pretended.  Only lay down true principles, and adhere to them inflexibly.  Do not be frightened into their […]

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Just War

Is war ever just war? “The number of wars which have happened or will happen in the world will always be found to be in proportion to the number and weight of the causes, whether REAL or PRETENDED, which PROVOKE or INVITE them.” ~ John Jay, Federalist Paper No. 3, November 1787 ______________________________________________________________________ The Founding […]

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