Thought For the Day: Politics Is Fluid, Elections Are Multitudinous, and Voter Behavior Is Often Too Complicated and Subtle To Be Reduced To Group Identity

“Politics is fluid, elections are multitudinous, and voter behavior is often too complicated and subtle to be reduced to group identity. Ethnicity doesn’t determine elections — ideas do. And as Democrats have been realizing to their chagrin, the ideas embodied in Republican campaign messaging turn out to have a powerful appeal to many foreign-born and nonwhite voters.” – Jeff Jacoby

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First Principles: Liberty Is To Faction What Air Is To Fire, An Ailment Without Which It Instantly Expires


Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an aliment without which it instantly expires.”
– James Madison

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Thought For the Day: The Most Dangerous Untruths Are Truths Moderately Distorted

“The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted.” – Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

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First Principles: What Is the Most Sacred Duty…In A Republic?…An Inviolable Respect for the Constitution and Laws – the First Growing Out of the Last

“If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws — the first growing out of the last.” – Alexander Hamilton (1794)

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In Celebration of National Flag Day

Long may she wave, longer still may we pray, keeping in mind our humbleness before the grave and ever mindful of the freedoms and liberties hard won in our day!

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Is Reverence So Alien?

Land of Lunariaa - Gone Fishing Cat Style
Is Reverence So Alien?
by Michael Doyle

And there it is again
Stated with righteous persistence
Trust is the necessary bond
Behind peaceful coexistence

Too may ills bleed from greed
Arising in forms of aggression
Peace is easy enough to heed
Where love answers the questions

Conflict splinters away all unity
Where negativity has come to rule
You might call it somehow serendipity
When life takes us to school

As we find it hard to believe in anyone
It's hard to have faith in redemption
After all the evil this world has done
Yet, we might find peacefulness in contemplation

If we keep the light inside burning bright
Despite the darkness's vapid consumption
And to our beliefs we cling on hard and tight
Waiting for goodness to find its way to resumption

(c) June 14, 2021 Michael Doyle
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Ansa`fel - High Fantasy RP - Flying Boat Reflected

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Thought For the Day: The Bitterest Tears Shed Over Graves Are For Words Left Unsaid and Deeds Left Undone

“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe, abolitionist and novelist (14 Jun 1811-1896)

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First Principles: We Have More Machinery of Government Than Is Necessary, Too Many Parasites Living On the Labor of the Industrious

“I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.” – Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Ludlow, 1824

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First Principles: It Is the Citizens Choice…Whether They Will Be Respectable and Prosperous, Or Contemptable and Miserable As A Nation

“It is … [the citizens] choice, and depends upon their conduct, whether they will be respectable and prosperous, or contemptable and miserable as a Nation. This is the time of their political probation; this is the moment when the eyes of the World are turned upon them.”- George Washington, Letter to the Governors, 1783

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The All American Get Together

Velvet Design -As American As Mom & Apple Pie

The All American Get Together
by Michael Doyle

This world of ours has seen
What is called fairer weather
Busy as we are in simply being
And hoping things turn better

With Fourth of July coming soon
We are malcontent in preparation
Refusing to allow fears to call the tune
As we prepare for our celebration

Our glimmer of hope knows hesitation
With so many unknowns and then some
With no one to really answer the questions
Even good times have become cumbersone

Undaunted America pledges to carry on
For summer and the Fourth held reverent
The march by drumbeat carries itself on
And this year, we promise it to be different

(c) June 13, 2021 Michael Doyle
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Junktown - ..Fireworks On the Beach IV

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