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Principles and what they mean.

The current Republican administration and their ilk speak of "values" as though only Republicans have them, and as though all values are equally laudable. Merely valuing one kind of thing over another does not give us a secure way forward, otherwise the Constitution would merely be an assemblage of "we like," and "we want" statements. Actions that are unprincipled may produce short-term gains, but principles are valued because they are subject to being tested to see whether they produce long-term good results.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident," is the lead-in to a list of principles. Those who want a just, fair, life-affirming community should consider carefully the grounding of their policy choices. Below are listed a ranked set of principles that have stood the test of time.

The (open) List:

Major Principles

Corollary: What goes around comes around.

Secondary Principles

Corollary:Let forgiveness set in. (Herb Caen, S.F. Chronicle, ca. 1967)
Corollary: Powell's law: You break it, you gotta pay for it.
Corollary: Crash programs are exponentially more expensive than preventative maintenance.

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This page was last modified 02:02, 9 June 2006 by dKosopedia user Patrick0Moran. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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