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Reflections on Old Age, Self-Mastery, and the Resurrection – Ben Franklin, 23 May 1785

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Franklin letter to George Whatley, 23 May 1785, from Passy, France I AM not acquainted with the saying of Alphonsus, which...

A Nation Raised up of God, A Debt of Honor, A Plea for Union

Liberty Letters, George Washington, 1783 CIRCULAR LETTER ADDRESSED TO THE GOVERNORS OF ALL THE STATES ON DISBANDING THE ARMY Headquarters, Newburgh, 8 June, 1783. Sir, The great object,...

How Happy Should I Then Be!—John Adams

They Were Believers, John Adams Oh! that I could wear out of my mind every mean and base affectation; conquer my natural pride and self-conceit;...

Duke: Why Accept Contraception as a Women's Issue?

BY SELWYN DUKE While many points have been made about this campaign’s contraception controversy, there’s one that I haven’t yet heard anyone mention. Why do we...

A Moment of Silence: A Simple Way to Improve Schools and Society

BY IZZY KALMAN The simplest solutions are also the best I am a lover of simple solutions. While we tend to think that solutions are difficult,...

Can Inward Slaves Make Outward Free? — John Milton

What wise and valiant man would seek to free - These , thus degenerate, by themselves enslaved, or could of inward slaves make outward free? - John Milton, Paradise Regained

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What good might come from this evil epidemic?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I … congratulate you on the healthiness of your city . still Baltimore, Norfolk & Providence admonish us that we are not...