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There are persons whom in my heart I despise, others I abhor. Yet I am not obliged to inform the one of my contempt, nor the other if my detestation. John Adams Advertisements

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“If, by supporting the rights of mankind, and of invincible truth, I shall contribute to save from the agonies of death one unfortunate victim of tyranny, or of ignorance, equally fatal, his blessing and years of transport will be sufficent consolation to me for the contempt of all mankind.” Marchiese di Beccaria (pg. 67 of…

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The preservation of liberty depends upon the intellectual and moral character of the people. As long as knowledge and virtue are diffused generally among the body of a nation, it is impossible for them to be enslaved…. John Adams (pg 70 of David McCullough’s John Adams)

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Take exercise. Exercise body and mind. Both will become torpid and diseased if exercise and study be neglected and disused. Charles Carroll of Carrollton in a letter to his son. 

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“There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in governments of a monarchical cast, patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party.…

Do You Know About Arthur Middleton?

Do you know that today is the 275th birthday of Arthur Middleton? Arthur Middleton was from South Carolina and signed the Declaration of Independence. Middleton was elected to the Second Continental Congress after his father had served in the First Continental Congress, and when he arrives, in Philadelphia, he shares a home with Hancock.  They…