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About alohapromisesforever

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

First Principles: The Safe Depository of Constitutional Powers Are the People

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Arms Are For Hugs, Not Killing

“I like to say that arms are not for killing. They are for hugging.” – Betty Williams, peace activist, Nobel laureate (b. 22 May 1943)      

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Morning Dew

Morning Dew by Michael Romani She smiled as she sweetly told me Telling me, it wasn’t to scold me That there is a sad sense of cliché In nearly every thing that I say I smiled back that there was … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Awkward

In my life, there are so many awkward moments When filled with self awareness and all its torments I realize how little I am worthy and deserving Though my intentions are very seldom swerving To have that grace that I’ve … Continue reading

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First Principles: Only A Virtuous People Are Capable of Freedom

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.” – Benjamin Franklin, Letter to the Abbes Chalut and Arnoux, 1787      

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Thought For the Day: Blessed Are They Who See Beauty In Humble Places

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.” — Camille Pissarro              

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Path of Opportunity

John 12:12-16 Path of Opportunity by Michael Romani Meandering on down the narrow road Doing things now as I’ve been told All of this, my path of opportunity Taken as it is revealed to me Riding in on a triumphant … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Narcissism

There are self imposed cages Filled with private passions And with your little rages Oh, I could detail this for pages On your lack of compassion Your narcissism in all its stages But what in the end would it benefit … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Person May Harm Others Equally Through Action Or Inaction and Is Just As Culpable For Injury

“A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.” – John Stuart Mill, philosopher and economist (20 May 1806-1873)   … Continue reading

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First Principles: Truth Can Stand For Itself

“It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors?” – Thomas Jefferson (1781)      

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