Thought For the Day: We Are Obliged To Respect, Defend and Maintain the Common Bonds of Union and Fellowship That Exist Among All Members of the Human Race

“We are obliged to respect, defend and maintain the common bonds of union and fellowship that exist among all members of the human race.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

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First Principles: A People Who Would Stand Fast In Their Liberty Should Furnish Themselves With Weapons Proper For Their Defense and Learn the Use of Them

“A people who would stand fast in their liberty, should furnish themselves with weapons proper for their defence, and learn the use of them. It is indeed an hard case, that those who are happy in the blessings of providence, and disposed to live peaceably with all men, should be obliged to keep up the idea of blood and slaughter, and expend their time and treasure to acquire the arts and instruments of death. But this is a necessity which the depravity of human nature has laid upon every state. Nor was there ever a people that continued, for any considerable time, in the enjoyment of liberty, who were not in a capacity to defend themselves against invaders, unless they were too poor and inconsiderable to tempt an enemy.”– Simeon Howard to the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in Boston, June 7, 1773

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To Feel Again

Home, Sweet, Sweet Home - The Touch of Your Hand Brings Me Peace
To Feel Again
by Michael Doyle

I admire people who are unafraid to feel
Who know the danger and yet keep it real
It is scary to feel that compulsive something
But it beats the feeling of nothing

As life hands us our challenging hand
A fate that we are unable to command
We take our moments just as these are
Hoping to press the envelope a little far

In doing this, we begin to feel alive
Having reached beyond the point we survive
Into the things that perhaps mean the most
Staring risk in the face like a familiar ghost

I speak honestly when I say that you make my day
Something special and loving in every way
And that your touch felt across a million miles
Reaches into my soul with as many smiles

Not a day has passed by since we've met
That I will forget or hope to ever regret
There might just be something to destiny
And if there is, I hope it finds you for me

Because in this time that we have been together
You have brought back the feelings so much better
And I know that your being brave and soul baring
Leaves me feeling nothing but love and caring

Each day before I sleep I say a little prayer
That as I wake in the morning you'll still be there
Loving me, wanting me and being just who you are
And then I look up and wish upon one bright star

(c) September 19, 2020 Michael Doyle
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Thought For the Day: Women Belong In All Places Where Decisions Are Being Made. It Shouldn’t Be That Women Are the Exception

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.”  – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I strongly believe that President Trump should name a conservative, rule of law woman. Let’s see if he does. What’s really critical at this juncture is the justice be a firm believer in rule of law. But, the Supreme Court of Law in the United States more or less needs a female perspective.

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First Principles: It Must Never Be Forgotten That the Liberties of the People Are Not So Safe Under the Gracious Manner of Government As By the Limitation of Power

“It must never be forgotten…that the liberties of the people are not so safe under the gracious manner of government as by the limitation of power.” – Richard Henry Lee

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Thought For the Day: Give Me the Liberty To Know, To Utter and To Argue Freely According to Conscience, Above All Liberties

“Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.” ― John Milton in Areopagitica

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First Principles: ‘Tis the Business of Little Minds To Shrink; But He Whose Heart Is Firm and Whose Conscience Approves His Conduct Will Pursue His Principles Unto Death

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” – Thomas Paine (1776)

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Covid and the Constitution

The Path To Freedom -For Whom This Bell Has Tolled
Covid and the Constitution
by Michael Doyle

Voices arrayed together against an institution
Out of control of the reining in by the Constitution
Checks and balances swept away along with our rights
Still, we ride forward like beleaguered knights

Stay at home orders meant for communicable urgency
But not intended to create a permanent emergency
Were put into place for health, safety and welfare
This was not intended as a weapon of partisan warfare

We have handed off legislation to executive dictate
And until we separate these powers, we've sealed our fate
There must be balance made with needed deliberation
Not a stripping away of our freedoms through machination

Casinos are allowed to open but churches are closed down
It shows the strength of money's powerful crown
Too many of our freedoms are being stripped away
In an abuse of authority that must face the People some day

The pushback is coming absent true representation
As technocrats and bureaucrats have seized our nation
Enforcement issues are now an overdue conversation
While the Federal Executive Branch follows the Constitution

It is the states, who in their overbearing policing power
Have taken the laboring oar too strenuously in this hour
As the virus lingers on regardless of rigors of natural law
Which form the basis of reaction as we fail to recall

There are many question steeped in this philosophy
As draconian regulation threatens to strangle our economy
The reining in of these steps rests with legislature
Such is the political landscape even in abeyance of nature

Of what it is that we do now currently embrace
As we bring this about in order that we might face
Not to be unfair or to appear the contrarian
We might want to at least consider perspectives libertarian

The Courts have the power of able legal interpretation
As the 14th Amendment makes the case for government's limitation
We, the People, have the right to make our living
And to this point, history is not and will not be forgiving

It hasn't been the case of missing needed decision
To state that the emergency police powers have exceed irritation
Each of these should be reviewed as best practices state
Otherwise, we will permanently have lives lived by dictate

In the current crisis, we have been reduced to functionalism
Surrendering rights and freedoms without true rationalism
Effective and free governance is not the exercise of today
Forcing good citizens to vocalize against this fray

The right to peacefully assemble is a protected right
That is somehow being restrained by the virtue signaling blight
The uglification of America comes with the wearing of mask
Is this then liberty the price, we must each of us ask

Will this be the new normal, living our lost liberty?
Will we now surrender our role in mankind's noblest history?
Samuel Adams spoke against the wearing of chains for security
And we know we are strong enough to withstand this adversity

Looking out across our beautiful and great nation
We see a radically imposed desperate situation
Looking back on the world's worse moments of history
We know that the cost of silence is the loss of our liberty

There has been a suspension of the rule of law unending
Standing aghast, I will no longer be quietly pretending
It is the soul of our nation that is indeed at its jeopardy
Whatever course others take, give me death or my liberty

(c) September 17, 2020 Michael Doyle
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Cornhub  - Fly Saucers and Other Alien Matters - Liberty Down

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Musing My Articulation

Autumn  Dreams - Music Has My Soul
Musing My Articulation
by Michael Doyle

Filled with intense moments of suspense
Put aside as real and yet it's just pretense
There is the much to do about all these things
Musical, be it instrumental or songs I sing

I approach forward in my matriculation
Looking at establishing motifs and articulation
Single notes determined in attack and decay
It's how sound changes and travels they say

Swelled up as it were in its amplitude
Grounded in perhaps undeserved attitude
I have no choice but to say with latitude
That to all who came before, I owe my gratitude

The tone colors play well in their timbre
Much as I feel deep inside as I remember
All of these textures provided by chosen adjustment
Sound to me as though these are heaven sent

Comparable to or similar to the oratory
I find my articulation of voice quite exploratory
Standards varied, conquered with flourish, hidden in composition
To myself, I am true, even in my musical notations

(c) September 17, 2020 Michael Doyle
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Music of the Butterfly

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First Principles: I Hope That We Shall Crush In Its Birth the Aristocracy of Our Monied Corporations Which Dare Already To Challenge Our Government To A Trial of Strength and Bid Defiance To the Laws of Our Country

“I hope that we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country.” – Thomas Jefferson

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