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Why Defend the Enlightenment?

The Enlightenment is under attack. The very essence of modernity – and the very engine which drove much of what we take for granted from the present – is under threat. 995 more words


Open Letter to the American People by a Theoretical New York Delegate to the Continental Congress On Why He Will Sign This Treasonous Document

July 2, 1776

The majority of men who make far-reaching decisions do not realize it at the time. Their decisions are made quickly in the moment, weighing the little information they have against the much they do not, and what suffering there is tends to come about after the decision has borne ill-effect. 725 more words

Civil Rights

Aspects of Terror 3. 1945 to 2015.

Laws and customs are useless without fear.
Niccolo Machiavelli, Il Principe, 1532.

In 1987 President Reagan said, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall”. Though history gave Ronnie credit for the wall’s fall, it had been obvious for years that Communism was a lame duck, an empty threat. 1,000 more words


Personal Development Attribute

What is accountability?

Accountability means someone that is responsible and can be relied on when need to do something or take care of. a best quote to accountability is from Thomas Paine which states “A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.” What this quote means is that many people holds themselves accountable on to nobody and many people will not be trusted by anybody. 26 more words

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
– Thomas Paine

Thought Of The Day


Continuing my series of old book reviews that I am publishing while I am away in South Africa, here is my review of Roger Scruton’s  1,030 more words

Culture & Books

The mind, once enlightened, cannot again become dark.

– Thomas Paine, Common Sense