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First Principles: No Government Can Restrain Humanity Set Free By Morality and Religion

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.”  – John Adams (1798)

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First Principles


history is rich

with contention for laurels

the race to the swift

the spoils to the victor

success to the persistent

From my books Ephemera… 9 more words


Edwards in Farewell - Your Quote of the Day

As you seek the prosperity of this society, it is a vast importance that you should avoid contention. A contentious people will be a miserable people…

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Love in Contention

Your Honor,

I know what it is like to give up on people’s logic or, actually, lack of it. How many times have I found myself not wanting to explain because at the back of my head it is just a waste of time to throw pearls to the pigs? 294 more words


Flower Girl

How is it a gift
to be delicate and pleasing
when the winds and storms
of thine ungentle cares
crush me,
demanding, yet hating
the coarse strength… 43 more words


Onset of the Second Year

Here it is January 3, 2018 and the beginning of the second year of the 45th U.S. Presidential administration.

The headlines throughout the first brought shock, amazement, outrage, disappointment, fear. 632 more words


He That Hath the Spirit of Contention Is Not of Me - 3 Nephi 11:29-30

29 For verily, verily I say unto you, he that hath the spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the devil, who is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another. 308 more words

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