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About alohapromisesforever

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

First Principles: Democracy Will Soon Degenerate Into An Anarchy That Every Man Will Do What Is Right In His Own Eyes and No Man’s Life Or Property Or Reputation Or Liberty Will Be Secure

“[D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man’s life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: There Is No Love Without Forgiveness, and There Is No Forgiveness Without Love

“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.” – Bryant H. McGill

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Illuminating Light

Illuminating Lightby Michael DoyleEvery day is a new dayOf goodness felt in celebrationTo be lived in every wayWith the utmost fascinationRegardless of expectationLife comes just as it willHowever direct in contemplationEach day has its own unpaid billIt is all in … Continue reading

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First Principles: As For Me and My Household, We Will Serve the Lord

“But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Permanent Good Can Never Be the Outcome of Untruth and Violence

“Permanent good can never be the outcome of untruth and violence.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

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First Principles: There Are Other Qualities In Human Nature, Which Justify A Certain Portion of Esteem and Confidence

“As there is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust: So there are other qualities in human nature, which justify a certain portion of esteem and confidence.” – James Madison (1788)

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Thought For the Day: There May Be Times When We Are Powerless to Prevent Injustice, but There Must Never Be A Time When We Fail To Protest

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” – Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (30 Sep 1928-2016)

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Thought For the Day: Labor Is the Superior of Capital, and Deserves Much the Higher Consideration

“Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.” – Abraham … Continue reading

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First Principles: Give Up Money, Give Up Fame, Give Up Science, Give the Earth Itself and All It Contains Rather Than Do An Immoral Act

“Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act.” – Thomas Jefferson (1785)

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First Principles: Equal and Exact Justice To All Men, Of Whatever Persuasion, Religious or Political

“Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever persuasion, religious or political.”– Thomas Jefferson (1801)

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