Love

…a heart that beats for this nation must also beat for its people… “He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power […]

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What Does It Take

…apparently more than this… “We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of […]

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The Show Must Go On

…there’s no business like, well, no business… “Nothing is so embarrassing nor so mischievous in a great assembly as the details of execution. The smallest trifle of that kind occupies as long as the most important act of legislation, and takes place of every thing else.  Let any man recollect, or look over the files […]

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Shutdown

…because nothing screams dysfunctional quite like ceasing to function entirely… “what a triumph for the advocates of despotism to find that we are incapable of governing ourselves, and that systems founded on the basis of equal liberty are merely ideal and fallacious!  Would to God that wise measures may be taken in time to avert […]

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The Art of Negotiation

…might be worth trying before the Art of War… “A zeal for different opinions…have, in turn, divided mankind into parties, inflamed them with mutual animosity, and rendered them much more disposed to vex and oppress each other than to co-operate for their common good.  So strong is this propensity of mankind to fall into mutual […]

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