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About alohapromisesforever

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

First Principles: Let Each Citizen Remember At the Moment He Is Offering His Vote That He Is Not Making A Present Or A Compliment To Please An Individual…But That He Is Executing One Of the Most Solemn Trusts In Human Society

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he … Continue reading

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I Wouldn’t Disagree

I Wouldn’t Disagreeby Michael DoyleWas it youOr was it meI wouldn’t disagreeMaybe it wasBoth of usAnd just becauseThe truthOf our youthThat never wasPerceptionsMisconceptionsSelf-deceptionsIt’s a matterOf interpretationMiscalculationsToo many distractionsIn our interactionsWouldn’t allow for detractionsDoesn’t take long to realizeI haven’t the words … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Propriety of A Law, In A Constitutional Light, Must Always Be Determined By the Nature of the Power Upon Which It Is Founded

“The propriety of a law, in a constitutional light, must always be determined by the nature of the powers upon which it is founded.” – Alexander Hamilton (1788)

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Thought For the Day: Throughout History, It Has Been the Inaction of Those Who Could Have Acted…That Has Made It Possible For Evil To Triumph

“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most, that has made it possible for evil … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Truly American Sentiment Recognizes the Dignity of Labor and the Fact That Honor Lies In Honest Toil

 “A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.” – Grover Cleveland (1837-1908)

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First Principles: We Must Make Our Election Between Economy and Liberty, or Profusion and Servitude

“We must make our election between economy and Liberty, or profusion and servitude.” – Thomas Jefferson (1816)

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What’s Your Story?

What’s Your Story?by Michael DoyleTell me, please, of the gloryThat opens up your storyLeaving behind the ninety-nineFor the inheritance that is mineDoing that riotous livingNeeding more than a little forgivingFeeling more than unworthyBrother, you are no lesser than meAt least, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Laws That Forbid the Carrying of Arms…Disarm Only Those Who Are Neither Inclined Nor Determined To Commit Crimes

“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms … disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.” – Cesare Beccaria

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Thought For the Day: I Believe In An America Where the Free Enterprise System Flourishes For All Other Systems To See and Admire–Where…No Racketeer, No Government Bureaucracy Can Put Him Out of Business

“I believe in an America where the free enterprise system flourishes for all other systems to see and admire — where no businessman lacks either competition or credit — and where no monopoly, no racketeer, no government bureaucracy can put … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Just As Appetite Comes By Eating So Work Brings Inspiration

“Just as appetite comes by eating so work brings inspiration.” – Igor Stravinsky, composer (1882-1971)

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