Monthly Archives: July 2010

On Influence

 “Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have…a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean the character and conduct of their rulers.” John Adams … Continue reading

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On Debt

“Debt: An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver.” Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911 $13 trillion. That is what the United States currently owes to other people. This is our national debt and what the next … Continue reading

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On Budgets

“I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple, applying all the possible savings of the public revenue to the discharge of the national debt; and not for a multiplication of officers and salaries merely to make partisans.” Thomas Jefferson  … Continue reading

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On Freedom

“And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.”  American Declaration of Independence, adopted in Congress, July 4, … Continue reading

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