Despotic Government

Writing on the proposed United States Constitution in 1787 Benjamin Franklin said: ...I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such; because I think a general government necessary for us, and there is no form of government but what may be a blessing to the people, if well administered; and I... Continue Reading →

Commencing Persecution

This province was first settled by (and a majority of the assemblies have ever since been of) the people called Quakers, who, though they do not, as the world is now circumstanced, condemn the use of arms in others, yet are principled against bearing arms themselves; and to make any law to compel them thereto,... Continue Reading →

Hearts of Wisdom

Old friends buried their son a week ago today— at twenty-two-years-old, his death in a gun accident was unlooked for— a painful understatement.  Words like tragic, awful, and heart-wrenching come to mind but fall short of the abrupt end-of-life-as-we-know-it reality.  We fall headlong off the cliff of unlooked for disasters.   The death of the... Continue Reading →

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