Monthly Archives: June 2021

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 … Continue reading

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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.” … Continue reading

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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?

Is Reverence So Alien?by Michael DoyleAnd there it is againStated with righteous persistenceTrust is the necessary bondBehind peaceful coexistenceToo may ills bleed from greedArising in forms of aggressionPeace is easy enough to heedWhere love answers the questionsConflict splinters away all … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The All American Get Together

The All American Get Togetherby Michael Doyle This world of ours has seenWhat is called fairer weatherBusy as we are in simply beingAnd hoping things turn better With Fourth of July coming soonWe are malcontent in preparationRefusing to allow fears … Continue reading

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