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  • “It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors?” ~Thomas Jefferson (1781)
Thomas Jefferson

First Principles: The Republican Form of Government Is the Only Form of Government Not At War With the Rights of Man

“The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.”  – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to William Hunter, 1790

First Principles

First Principles: Never Abandon Reason

“Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the spot of every wind. 26 more words

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Charming Charlottesville

May 3-4, 2018, Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia was a ‘must’ for our trip up the East Coast, even if it meant turning inland for a bit.  1,136 more words



This may only make sense to those who have found their Life Purpose but fret not because ‘to realize one’s destiny is a person’s only real obligation. 80 more words


To Tell a Lie

He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truth without the world’s believing him.

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