Golden Sextant

The Golden Sextant

“A republic, if you can keep it.”

–Benjamin Franklin

“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”

— John Adams

Sound Money

Essential Feature
of a Republic

Rule of Law

and Equality before the Law


Belmont Hill

Recent Postings

Dr. Howe, the scientist

The work of founding Belmont Hill effectively brought to an end Dr. Howe’s work as a scientist and leading authority on dragonflies. Nonetheless, nearly a hundred years later, a controversy involving him as a principal over the naming of a dragonfly resurfaced: H....

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Dr. Howe’s Harvard 25th Reunion Report

Dr. Howe graduated from Noble & Greenough School in 1893 but did not enter Harvard until the fall of 1897 with the Class of 1901. During most of the intervening years he worked at the Plymouth Cordage Company in Plymouth, MA, to raise the money for college. Dr....

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