Monthly Archives: October 2021

On Immersion

On Immersionby Michael DoyleBaptism is the symbolic immersionTo speak to the joy of conversionThis the way forward in progressionWashing away our sins and perversionsSin entered the world through the treeThe knowledge of good and evil spoken to you and meBringing … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Are More Instances of the Abridgment of the Freedom of the People By Gradual and Silent Encroachments of Those In Power Than By Violent and Sudden Usurpations

“There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” – James Madison (1788)

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Thought For the Day: Socialism Proposes No Adequate Substitute For the Motive of Enlightened Selfishness That Today Is the Basis of Human Labor and Effort

“Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.” – William Howard Taft (1857-1930)

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Reflections on Dorian Gray, Pt. IX: Released From This Evil

Reflections on Dorian Gray, Pt IX: Released From this Evilby Michael DoyleA chain smoked cigar puffed on to make amendsBetween two estranged who had once been friendsTo be young again and to set sail into the dawnUntil one realizes it … Continue reading

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First Principles: If the Provisions of the Constitution Can Be Set Aside By An Act of Congress, Where Is the Course of Usurpation To End?

“If the provisions of the Constitution can be set aside by an Act of Congress, where is the course of usurpation to end? The present assault upon capital is but the beginning. It will be but the stepping-stone to others, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Most Intense Conflicts…Are Needed To Produce Valuable and Lasting Results

“The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts, and their conflagration, which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results.” – C. G. … Continue reading

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Reflections On Dorian Gray, Pt VIII: Reality’s Seams

Reflections On Dorian Gray, Pt VIII: Reality’s Seamsby Michael DoyleThere on that snow fallen black of nightIn an alley filled with guilt’s blightDorian fears the tell of tongue wagged taleThat pursues him to the gates of HellThere are dreadful things … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Press Is Impotent When It Abandons Itself To Falsehood

“But the fact being once established, that the press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood, I leave to others to restore it to its strength, by recalling it within the pale of truth.” – Thomas Jefferson (1805)

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Thought For the Day: Nothing Is So Difficult As Not Deceiving Oneself

“Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

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Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant

Well Done, Good and Faithful Servantby Michael DoyleFinding peace in the house of the LordHaving finally put away ways of the swordTime spent pursuing the Godly thingsAnd the blessings this bringsEach of us giving talents and giftsHealing the wounds and … Continue reading

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