Monthly Archives: October 2021

Thought For the Day: Socialism of Any Type Leads To A Destruction of the Human Spirit

“Socialism of any type leads to a total destruction of the human spirit.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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First Principles: The Right To Freedom Being the Gift of God Almighty, It Is Not In the Power of Man To Alienate This Gift, and Voluntarily Become A Slave

“If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the … Continue reading

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Reflections On Dorian Gray, Part VII: Remembrances

Reflections On Dorian Gray, Part VII: Remembrancesby Michael DoyleThe plague burns through old London TownWhile God casts his eyes aside with a frownObsessed with frightening visions of Sibyle VaineDorian crumbles perched on the brink of going insaneRemembrances of her and … Continue reading

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Michelle’s Poem (A Poem for A Friend)

Michelle’s Poem (A Poem for A Friend)by Michael DoyleShe’s not beyond magicTo believe otherwiseWould be something tragicYou can see it in her eyesShe’s got a laughFor every seasonIn her way of knowingBeyond all reasonIn that sunshine wayShe holds the world … Continue reading

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First Principles: Religion In A Family Is At Once Its Brightest Ornament and Its Best Security

“Religion in a Family is at once its brightest Ornament & its best Security.” – Samuel Adams, letter to Thomas Wells, 1780

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Thought For the Day: If You Talk To A Man In A Language He Understands, That Goes To His Head. If You Talk To Him In His Language, That Goes To His Heart

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela, activist, South African president, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)

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Thought For the Day: Take Away the Heritage of A People and They Are Easily Destroyed

“Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily destroyed.” – Karl Marx Large protest at Jefferson High School; another group topples Washington statue on Sandy Blvd. | kgw.com

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First Principles: The Whole World Would Gain By Setting Commerce At Perfect Liberty

“I think all the world would gain by setting commerce at perfect liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson (1785)

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Reflections On Dorian Gray VI: Tethered Leashes

Reflections On Dorian Gray VI: Tethered Leashesby Michael DoyleA slit-throat bloodied scarf knows its sacrilegeAs Dorian’s portrait holds his stains like privilegeHiding what’s done in the waters by the river bankIt offers little good to say about position and rankUntil … Continue reading

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Benign Neglect

Benign Neglectby Michael DoyleThere is a benign neglectBehind “with all due respect”That cannot be missedEven when sealed by a Judas kissPassions passed down by generationSkills kept in venerationThe wrong path with correct conclusionStill feels like it is mass confusionHalf-remembered, glanced … Continue reading

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