Monthly Archives: May 2022

First Principles: I, However, Place Economy Among the First and Most Important Republican Virtues, and Public Debt As the Greatest of the Dangers To Be Feared

“I, however, place economy among the first and most important republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared.”– Thomas Jefferson 

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Thought For the Day: Speculation Is Perfectly All Right, But If You Stay There You’ve Only Founded A Superstition. If You Test It, You’ve Started A Science

“Speculation is perfectly all right, but if you stay there you’ve only founded a superstition. If you test it, you’ve started a science.” -Hal Clement, science fiction author (30 May 1922-2003)

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Face To Face

Face To Faceby Michael DoyleComing face to faceWith my mortalityI’ll be never beJust another fatalityLet there be no doubtingThat I’ll go out shoutingGrabbing on as hard as I canI live to be that kind of manGonna, gonna hit it!You know … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Am Well Aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure That It Will Cost To Maintain This Declaration, and Support and Defend These States

“I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States.” – John Adams

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Thought For the Day: Greater Love Has No One Than This: To Lay Down One’s Life For One’s Friends

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:12-14

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In the Process of Confession

In the Process of Confessionby Michael DoyleKeeping reality and the Bible in contextIs a paradigm that constantly correctsTo keep truest meaning in its placeThroughout our lives, it’s a truth to embraceGod answers prayers in His timeTo do otherwise would be … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Main Thing Is To Have A Soul That Loves the Truth and Harbours It Where He Finds It

“The main thing is to have a soul that loves the truth and harbours it where he finds it. And another thing: truth requires constant repetition, because error is being preached about us all the time, and not only by … Continue reading

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First Principles: In Proportion As the Structure of A Government Gives Force In Public Opinion, It Is Essential That Public Opinion Should Be Enlightened

“In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.” – George Washington (1796)

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A Cry for Uvalde

A Cry for Uvaldeby Michael DoyleSomewhere beyond a world of feelingIs the way of knowing healingThese are the times for being an exampleThe differences made will be ampleFighting not with fists but with prayerPeeling back the onion of life, layer … Continue reading

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First Principles: If We Move In Mass, Be It Ever So Circuitously, We Shall Attain Our Object

“If we move in mass, be it ever so circuitously, we shall attain our object; but if we break into squads, everyone pursuing the path he thinks most direct, we become an easy conquest to those who can now barely … Continue reading

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