Monthly Archives: November 2022

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?” – … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Burning Down Our Idols

Burning Down Our Idolsby Michael DoyleIn our desire for deepening connectionEach of us worships in our own directionFixated with our paths of our obsessionThe things we dwell on take their possessionThere is the compromise of our aspirationWhich becomes the conformity … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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

A Single Wordby Michael DoyleA single word divided night from dayThis is the goodness found in God’s wayAmidst life’s tears and cheerful laughterHis goodness is worth running afterAs long as it is that I am capableI will remain resolute and … Continue reading

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First Principles: If We Can Prevent the Government From Wasting the Labors of the People, Under the Pretense of Taking Care of Them, They Must Become Happy

“If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Cooper, 1802

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Thought For the Day: A Body of Clay, A Mind Full of Play, A Moment’s Life – That’s Me

“A body of clay, a mind full of play, a moment’s life — that’s me.” -Harivansh Rai Bachchan, poet (27 Nov 1907-2003)

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Ode To Overindulgence

Ode To Overindulgenceby Michael DoyleDespite the holiday season being reservedFor the best of things humanity has deservedSomething needs to be said with resplendenceAbout our communal habits of overindulgenceIn the book of life’s worst lessons unlearnedIs the soul of this matter … Continue reading

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First Principles: Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving , and His Courts With Praise. Give Thanks To Him and Praise His Name

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the LORD is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.” – Psalm 100:4-5

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