Before there were Kings, there was order and cooperation in pursuit of the shared goal of survival; small groups formed to sustain themselves…
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In part III of Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" published a few months prior to the Declaration of Independence, Paine made the observation that "a…
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The best measure of a nation's value and worth consists of two primary elements; the benefit it serves the global community and the investment it makes…
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When the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia in 1776, the American population at the time was approximately 2.5 million people…
[Author's note: This essay took on a life of its own and, where I planned three thousand words I found myself at 5,000 by the time I was done. The…
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A fairly well-known proverb, wrongly attributed to failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, says that "it takes a village to raise a child…
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Though certainly not a commercial success by any means, my journey in putting together my first novel - "Unwashed Philosophy: A User's Guide To Our…
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As an animal species, the human race can be separated into one of two necessarily- opposing groups; the "conqueror" and the "conquered." The higher…
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Despite the Federalist Papers having been written over 230 years ago, the arguments they contained with regard to the dangers in store for the governed…
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As the saying goes, "drawing from the same well too often inevitably leads to an empty well." This idiom has been around, in one form or another, for as…
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It is generally accepted that the most important words in the Declaration of Independence, if not at least the most well-known, are the first 35: "We…
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"Progress" is a double edge sword
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