Quotes from Thomas Jefferson

September 16, 2012
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Quotes from Thomas Jefferson

A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which 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. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close…

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What is the Church to Do?

September 14, 2012
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What is the Church to Do?

Our Founding Fathers came to this new land, from a system of government sponsored church establishments. The control of the church by the state seemed untenable to them, so they devised a new system of church/state relationship. The First Amendment provides that, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the…

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The Tyranny of the Offended

September 14, 2012
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The Tyranny of the Offended

By David Fritsche Th.D. “I am offended!” “It is your fault that I am offended!” “The solution to my problem is that you stop offending me!” “My actions, while offended, are your fault!” And so the line of reason goes… We live in a nation and culture where free speech is paramount to our community…

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Politicians pander but leaders lead

August 27, 2012
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by Jack Dunigan Editor, Leadership and Management At 20 minutes and 48 seconds into the second presidential debate of 1992, a well-dressed questioner from the audience posed a question. If you remember, that debate was staged at the University of Virginia in Richmond and the setting was more of a town hall than a stand-behind-a-podium…

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Lessons from our Fathers

August 12, 2012
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Lessons from our Fathers

The 1700’s were the seed plot of a paradigm shift that turned the government of nations and cultures upside down. The winds of change were sweeping over Europe and America as the cry of freedom was heard in  France, The American Colonies, and other parts of Western Civilization.  In short order, this change of thinking,…

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When eco-thugs knock

August 12, 2012
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Larry Keller had no idea the Environmental Protection Agency employed agents fortified with deadly  force until two such men showed up at his home, unannounced, to “question” him. Keller runs a computer consulting business from his  Asheville, North Carolina home. On April 27 he sent an email to the EPA in an attempt to reach…

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Ideas matter

August 12, 2012
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In his General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, John Maynard Keynes penned what has become a well-known quote: “The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and  when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe …

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