Life and Liberty in AmericaLife and Liberty in America



This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: Charles MacKay

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 1297955730

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Page: 424

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Light and LibertyLight and Liberty



Were Thomas Jefferson alive to read this book, he would recognize every sentence, every elegant turn of phrase, every lofty, beautifully expressed idea. Indeed, every word in the book is his.

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9781588363893

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Page: 176

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Were Thomas Jefferson alive to read this book, he would recognize every sentence, every elegant turn of phrase, every lofty, beautifully expressed idea. Indeed, every word in the book is his. In an astonishing feat of editing, Eric S. Petersen has culled the entirety of Thomas Jefferson’s published works to fashion thirty-four original essays on themes ranging from patriotism and liberty to hope, humility, and gratitude. The result is a lucid, inspiring distillation of the wisdom of one of America’s greatest political thinkers. From his personal motto—“Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God”—to his resounding discourse on “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” in the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson defined the essential truth of the American spirit. In the essays that Petersen has crafted from letters, speeches, and public documents, Jefferson’s unique moral philosophy and vision shine through. Among the hundreds of magnificent sentences gathered in this volume, here are Jefferson’s pronouncements on Gratitude: “I have but one system of ethics for men and for nations— to be grateful, to be faithful to all engagements and under all circumstances, to be open and generous.” Religion: “A concern purely between our God and our consciences.” America’s national character: “It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate; to surmount every difficulty with resolution and contrivance.” Public debt: “We shall all consider ourselves unauthorized to saddle posterity with our debts, and morally bound to pay them ourselves.” War: “I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.” In stately measured cadences, these thirty-four essays provide timeless guidance on leading a spiritually fulfilling life. Light and Liberty is a triumphant work of supreme eloquence, as uplifting today as when Jefferson first set these immortal sentences on paper.

Life Liberty and the Pursuit of HappinessLife Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness



The question that remains, however, is whether the neoconservative devotion to benevolent hegemony really is compatible with a foreign policy that secures the lives and liberties of Americans. A vain attempt to establish democracy in ...

Author: Charles R. Kesler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442213357

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Page: 520

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Over the past 10 years, the Claremont Review of Books has become one of the preeminent conservative magazines in the United States, offering bold arguments for a reinvigorated conservatism that draws upon the timeless principles of the American Founding and applies them to the moral and political problems we face today. With essays by the likes of William F. Buckley, Jr., Christopher Hitchens, Richard Brookheiser, James Q. Wilson, Allen C. Guelzo, Victor Davis Hanson, Ross Douthat, and many others, this collection surveys the range of issues addressed in the Claremont Review of Books first decade, from the conservative critique of American progressivism to foreign policy, politics, history, and culture. Liberally illustrated with art director Elliot Banfield's popular cartoons, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness provides the magazine's many devotees with a treasured keepsake of a tumultuous decade and will be of interest to all those who care about American politics and culture.

While I Was Waiting at Gate 18While I Was Waiting at Gate 18



In a natural, engaging manner, Keyes addresses the facts and experiences of our modern society, interacting with citizens who stop to talk with him while he waits for his delayed flight to depart from Gate 18.

Author: Alan Keyes

Publisher: W Publishing Group

ISBN: 0849916445

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Page: 224

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In a natural, engaging manner, Keyes addresses the facts and experiences of our modern society, interacting with citizens who stop to talk with him while he waits for his delayed flight to depart from Gate 18.

The American Revolution Life Liberty and the Pursuit of HappinessThe American Revolution Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness



LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS and at Ninety-Six in June and by Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Stewart at Eutaw Springs on September 8. In spite of this, the British, harassed by partisan leaders such as Francis Marion, ...

Author: Zoe Lowery

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781680480207

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Page: 166

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An informative overview of the American Revolution, this book covers pre-Revolution dissatisfaction, wartime struggles, and the aftermath and its special challenges. This volume helps readers understand the roots, results, and spirit of the American Revolution, but lets them make their own deductions about many lingering issues. Readers will also learn about some of the American Revolution's key players--the Founding Fathers--with a special section on the nation's first president, George Washington, and features on the likes of Abigail Adams, Mary Otis, and Thomas Paine. This resource satisfies the Common Core requirements for history, such as evaluating various explanations for actions or events.

Life Liberty and the Pursuit of LandLife Liberty and the Pursuit of Land



The study of the first stumbling steps in the rise of American empire is the purpose of this book, what Thomas Jefferson might more properly have called, when writing the Declaration of Independence, the inalienable rights of Life, ...

Author: Daniel M. Friedenberg

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105001747604

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Page: 468

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Examines the methods of acquiring and using land that developed in colonial America as a means to gain economic and political power.