Author Archives: alohapromisesforever

About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.

First Principles: On Every Question of Construction Carry Ourselves Back To the Time When the Constitution Was Adopted, Recollect the Spirit Manifested In the Debates

“On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, … Continue reading

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thought For the Day: The Happiest Is the Person Who Suffers the Least Pain; the Most Miserable Who Enjoys the Least Pleasure

“The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.” -Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher and author (28 Jun 1712-1778)

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holistic Commitment

Holistic Commitmentby Michael DoyleThere is no real culture of lifeWithout the culture of married familyHere in this world filled with strifeThis is not just an empty homilyBut a call for holistic commitmentTo which there should be no resentmentBut a desire … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thought For the Day: Love Is the Only Force Capable of Transforming An Enemy Into A Friend

“Love is the only Force Capable of Transforming An Enemy Into A Friend” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: Public Virtue Cannot Exist In A Nation Without Private, and Public Virtue Is the Only Foundation of Republics

“Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of … Continue reading

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Changing the Narrative

Changing the Narrativeby Michael DoyleIt’s the heart of the matterTo stand firm and not shatterFrom the first heart’s beatWe are born to find our feetTo save a life, we do as we canListening gently offering our handMade in the likeness, … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: The Fruit of the Spirit Is Love, Joy, Peace, Forbearance, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control. Against Such Things There Is No Law

“ But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” – Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thought For the Day: I Believe the Greatest Gift I Can Conceive of Having From Anyone Is To Be Seen, Heard, Understood, and Touched By Them

“I believe the greatest gift I can conceive of having from anyone is to be seen, heard, understood, and touched by them. The greatest gift I can give is to see, hear, understand, and touch another person.” -Virginia Satir, psychotherapist … Continue reading

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Inspired By Conversation

Inspired By Conversationby Michael DoyleLife has its hitsThat come along the wayThe Devil has his duesWe all have to payIt’s a slow paradeThe passage of these yearsFilled with ups and downsIts smiles and its tearsBut of all the thingsThat have … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thought For the Day: Everybody Knows That the Family Is the Bedrock of Any Society

“Everybody knows that the family is the bedrock of any society because it is in the family that the child learns how to be — how to be cultivated, how to be mannerly, how to have values. And if we … Continue reading

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment