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About alohapromisesforever

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

On Being A Prodigal

On Being A Prodigalby Michael DoyleTrue stories bring such fascinationThe church I live is a celebrationSo encouraging to live with right intentionBeing given in its right attentionThe best sermons are those seenLive out well by Christians beingBeing that best that … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: May Your Trails Be Crooked, Winding, Lonesome, Dangerous, Leading To the Most Amazing View

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” -Edward Abbey, naturalist and author (29 Jan 1927-1989)

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First Principles: The Most Sacred of the Duties of A Government Is To Do Equal and Impartial Justice To All Citizens

“The most sacred of the duties of a government [is] to do equal and impartial justice to all citizens.” —Thomas Jefferson (1816)

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Thought For the Day: Music Hath Charms To Sooth A Savage Breast, To Soften Rocks, Or Bend A Knotted Oak

“Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.” -William Congreve, dramatist (24 Jan 1670-1729)

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First Principles: Wisdom, and Good Examples Are Necessary At This Time To Rescue the Political Machine From the Impending Storm

“Wisdom, and good examples are necessary at this time to rescue the political machine from the impending storm.” – George Washington, Letter to James Madison (November 5, 1786)

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Thought For the Day: That Community Is Already In the Process of Dissolution…Where Faith In the Eventual Supremacy of Reason Has Become So Timid That We Dare Not Enter Our Convictions

“That community is already in the process of dissolution where each man begins to eye his neighbor as a possible enemy, where nonconformity with the accepted creed, political as well as religious, is a mark of disaffection; where denunciation, without … Continue reading

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First Principles: As Riches Increase and Accumulate In Few Hands…the Tendency of Things Will Be To Depart From the Republican Standard

“As riches increase and accumulate in few hands, as luxury prevails in society, virtue will be in a greater degree considered as only a graceful appendage of wealth, and the tendency of things will be to depart from the republican … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: We Are Not the Same Persons This Year As Last; Nor Are Those We Love. It Is A Happy Chance If We Changing, Continue To Love A Changed Person

“We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.” -William Somerset Maugham, writer (25 Jan 1874-1965)

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First Principles: They That Can Give Up Essential Liberty To Obtain A Little Temporary Safety, Deserve Neither Liberty Nor Safety

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin (1795)

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Thought For the Day: The True Meaning of America, you ask?…Freedom Is What America Means To the World. And To Me.

“The true meaning of America, you ask? It’s in a Texas rodeo, in a policeman’s badge, in the sound of laughing children, in a political rally, in a newspaper… In all these things, and many more, you’ll find America. In … Continue reading

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