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First Principles: The Sum of Government Is to Restrain Mankind From Harming Others and Otherwise Free

“A wise and frugal government … shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. 13 more words

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A New Novella - "Red Bloom: The Last Diaries of Sally Hemings"

“I am destined to be an inconvenience of the worst possible kind – an ideological, moral nuisance; like a bird caught in the foundations of a building I will be fixed, permanent, un-removable, a reminder of the corruption on which all this grandeur stands.” 32 more words

Fiction

Cutting up your Bible?

Long ago, a Jewish king (Jehoiakim) was handed a scroll with a message from God (written by Jeremiah). As the words were read aloud, the king was offended, and with a small knife he cut out a part of the scroll and threw it into the fire. 376 more words

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Thomas Jefferson, Time, and the Supreme Court

By Kaleena Fraga

Addressing a rally in Las Vegas, former first lady Michelle Obama likened young people’s dismal voting records to her daughters letting their grandmother pick out their clothes or their playlists. 558 more words

Quotes

First Principles: The Ocean of Liberty Is Stormy and Always Has Waves

“The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.” – Thomas Jefferson (1820)

First Principles

Liberty Lesson

A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. 9 more words

The Once and Future President by Regan Burke

Barreling out of Washington National airport on Friday afternoon, October 5, 2018, my cousin, his wife and I headed south for a family reunion in Charlottesville, Virginia. 529 more words

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