Thought For the Day: In A Country Well Governed, Poverty Is Something To Be Ashamed of. In A Country Badly Governed, Wealth Is Something To Be Ashamed Of

“In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.” – Confucius

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First Principles: Equal and Exact Justice To All Men, of Whatever Persuasion, Religious or Political

“Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever persuasion, religious or political.” —Thomas Jefferson (1801)

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First Principles: Religion and Virtue Are the Only Foundations, Not of Republicanism and of All Free Government, but of Social Felicity Under All Government

“[R]eligion and virtue are the only foundations, not of republicanism and of all free government, but of social felicity under all government and in all the combinations of human society.” – John Adams (1811)

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Thought For the Day: When Money Speaks, the Truth Keeps Silent

“When money speaks, the truth keeps silent.” – Russian proverb

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Thought For the Day: To Be Ignorant of What Occurred Before You Were Born Is To Remain Always A Child

“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?” – Marcus Tullius Cicero 

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First Principles: The Right of the Citizens To Keep and Bear Arms Has Justly Been Considered, As the Palladium of the Liberties of A Republic

“The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.” – Joseph Story

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Burning Down Our Idols

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Burning Down Our Idols
by Michael Doyle

In our desire for deepening connection
Each of us worships in our own direction
Fixated with our paths of our obsession
The things we dwell on take their possession

There is the compromise of our aspiration
Which becomes the conformity of our dedication
We worship the idols formed by our admiration
And we keep them in the fullness of our cultivation

Attaching power in this path of ideology
We grasp at the worse of false theology
As seek out comfort in our tainted symbology
In hope it will foster our prosperity

Our idols take on their own sorts of significance
Held in admiration, this becomes magnificence
Each of us dances in our own form of swagger
That carvers its part in us like a dagger

Where our eyes are is the path of our legacy
The sacrifice of ourselves should be our dignity
We must give to God the fullness of our everything
Is the entirety of us, that to our Lord we must bring

There is a blessing and curse in our free will
To worship or not the God who has paid our bills
As for me an mine we will love the Lord fully
Of our hearts, souls, and minds, focused loyally

All things in heaven and earth are and were created
So our existence should be understood as dedicated
Our Lord God belongs on the thrones of our hearts
Never letting our focus waive or ever depart

All of creation is in its artful adoration
The wholeness of the true God's sainted creation
In all of us, let us live as altars magnified
In the hymns of Christ, let His praises be deified

(c) November 29, 2022 Michael Doyle
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First Principles: It Is the Madness of Folly, To Expect Mercy From Those Who Have Refused To Do Justice; and Even Mercy, Where Conquest Is the Object

“It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf.” – Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 1, 1776

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Thought For the Day: If the Doors of Perception Were Cleansed Everything Would Appear To Man As It Is, Infinite

“If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” -William Blake, poet, engraver, and painter (28 Nov 1757-1827)

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A Single Word

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A Single Word
by Michael Doyle

A single word divided night from day
This is the goodness found in God's way
Amidst life's tears and cheerful laughter
His goodness is worth running after

As long as it is that I am capable
I will remain resolute and faithful
In every moment continuing to surrender
His mercy is delivered mild and tender

In this season of thoughtful gratitude
We link arms in prayer, keeping right attitude
Encouraged as we are to stay this course
And giving as we are in our every resource

(c) November 27, 2022 Michael Doyle
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