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ARTICLE: The Separation of Church and State


Our founding fathers had strong beliefs in the separation of church and state. All previous societies that were built upon religious beliefs eventually failed. [MORE]

ARTICLE: The Failure of the Founders of The US Constitution


Several years ago I began to feel overwhelmed by all the reports coming from Washington, especially the multitude of deficit spending and I decided to get involved. I began asking myself if the Founders may have overlooked something in the U.S. Constitution which could have preve[MORE]

ARTICLE: American Morality - A Glimmer of Hope on the Horizon


Has the United States lost it's basic principle of morality? Has the United States moved away from the guiding principles that this country was founded on?[MORE]

ARTICLE: Wise Quotes From our Founding Fathers


Does it seem as though we are relying more and more on past personalities and their comments to give us sage advice instead of developing our own morality and intellect? Who determines what is a wise quote, a funny quote or even any comment that should be immortalized by the ages[MORE]

ARTICLE: Benjamin Franklin: America's Founding Father


Benjamin Franklin has been an inspiration to all Americans and many of us have come to learn about his great accomplishments and their impacts on our society usually in the first few years of grammar school. Almost every child learning about Colonial America and the birth of our [MORE]

ARTICLE: Interview with Benjamin Franklin


It was my honor to sit down with Benjamin Franklin to discuss his views on some of the common topics of the day as well as his view of what the "American Dream" is. The following post contains that interview and some interesting facts about Benjamin Franklin.[MORE]

ARTICLE: American Revolution and War for Independence


This paper is dedicated to the history of American Revolution and the War for Independence. The primary purpose of the survey given here is to carry out an analysis of the events of the late 18th century in the British colonies in North America on the basis of vast historical mat[MORE]

ARTICLE: The History of Government and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms


Let's take a look at several thousand years of governmental disarmament of the populace. Of course all the while, the rulers, their guards and armies remained armed.[MORE]

ARTICLE: The Women's Right's Movement


Women have been fighting for equality as long as people can remember. In most of the world women still have no rights and have to submit to men. There are still countries in which women are not allowed to do anything without the permission of a man.[MORE]

ARTICLE: Show Me Any Other Country


AMERICANS, in general, regard socialism as something alien and unrelated to America, and would never consider joining the Socialist party. Yet, they clamor loudly for every piece of socialistic legislation which is offered-so long as it is sugar-coated with an American label or w[MORE]

ARTICLE: A Short Interview With Ben Franklin


Benjamin Franklin was one of the most interesting and amazing figures of the American colonial period. This is a fantasy interview with him, designed to entertain and enlighten.[MORE]

ARTICLE: Liberalism Stands for Freedom


THE story about the Grand Inquisitor in Dostoevsky's novel, The Brothers Karamazov, pictures Christ as appearing in the streets of Seville during the Spanish Inquisition just as a large number of heretics had been burned at the stake. The Grand Inquisitor arrested Christ, visited[MORE]

FILE: Dissertation on first-principles of government


There is no subject in which mankind are more universally interested than in the subject of government. His security, be he rich or poor, [MORE]

BOOK: Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack


Hundreds of delightful aphorisms, carefully selected from many issues of Franklin's popular 18th-century publication: "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise"; "Love your Neighbor; yet don't pull down your Hedge"; "He that lies down with Dogs, shal[MORE]

PEOPLE: Jane Mecom


Jane Franklin Mecom (1712–1794) was the youngest sister of Benjamin Franklin. Mecom and Franklin corresponded throughout the course of their lives, and some of their letters survive.[1] Though Mecom never attended school, she learned to read and write under the tutelage of B[MORE]

VIDEO: 25 Interesting Things You Didn't Know About George


Did you know that before fighting against the British he actually fought for the British? These are 25 interesting things you didn't know about George Washington. twitter.com/list25 www.facebook.com/list25 list25.com Check out the text version too! - list25.com/25-interes[MORE]

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I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.

Benjamin Franklin: On the Price of Corn and Management of the Poor, November 1766

Quote 35 details Share on Google+ - Quote 35 Linked In Share Button - Quote 35 How many observe Christ's birth-day! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments.

Quote 33 details Share on Google+ - Quote 33 Linked In Share Button - Quote 33 Here comes the orator! With his flood of words, and his drop of reason.

Quote 27 details Share on Google+ - Quote 27 Linked In Share Button - Quote 27 A fine genius in his own country is like gold in the mine.

Quote 28 details Share on Google+ - Quote 28 Linked In Share Button - Quote 28 A Spoonful of Honey will catch more Flies than a Gallon of Vinegar.

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Quote 40 details Share on Google+ - Quote 40 Linked In Share Button - Quote 40 Would you live with ease, do what you out and not what you please.

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