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He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of this country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man….The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy this gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people.

— Samuel Adams

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1920: The Year of the Six Presidents

This is an interesting examination of the influential players leading up to the 1920 election.        

The 5,000 Year Leap

I am actually re-reading this one. It is interesting that I find folks are willing to attack the author of this book, but they never attack the content. Give it a read for yourself.

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The Founders on debt

Our founding fathers had some pretty firm ideas on national debt. They considered it to be a “curse” and more threatening than the standing army of an enemy. Here are some selected quotes from a few of the founders on debt. Continue reading to see the quotes.

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