First Principles: Wondrously Strange Then and Much To Be Regretted…Were We To Neglect the Means and To Depart From the Road Which Providence Has Pointed Us To So Plainly

“No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange, then, and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to so plainly.” – George Washington (1788)

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Thought For the Day: The Right of Citizens To Bear Arms Is Just One More Guarantee Against Arbitrary Government, and One More Safeguard Against Tyranny

“Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, and one more safeguard against tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.” – Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978)

Least we forget, not so long ago, this is what every thinking Democrat believed….

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Thought For the Day: The Story of Mankind Shows That War Was Universal and Unceasing For Millions of Years Before Armaments Were Invented or Armies Organized

“This truth may be unfashionable, unpalatable, no doubt unpopular, but, if it is the truth, the story of mankind shows that war was universal and unceasing for millions of years before armaments were invented or armies organized. Indeed, the lucid intervals of peace and order only occurred in human history after armaments in the hands of strong governments have come into being, and civilization in every age has been nursed only in cradles guarded by superior weapons and superior discipline.” – Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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First Principles: A Free People (Claim) Their Rights As Derived From the Laws of Nature, and Not As the Gift of Their Chief Magistrate

“A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.” – Thomas Jefferson (1774)

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Thought For the Day: The Second Amendment Was Given To Us As Protection Against Tyranny By the Federal Government and the Congress of the United States

“Recent school shootings have lured ill-informed Americans into a war on our Second Amendment guarantees, led by the nation’s tyrants and their useful idiots. … The Second Amendment was given to us as protection against tyranny by the federal government and the Congress of the United States.” – Walter E. Williams (1936-2020)

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First Principles: Guard With Jealous Attention the Public Liberty. Suspect Every One Who Approaches That Jewel.

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” – Patrick Henry (1788)

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Galatian Credibility

The Pond - In God We Trust
Galatian Credibility
by Michael Doyle

In our leadership and our ability
To lead is limited to our credibility
This is something important to know
If we are are to keep our ability to grow

Called to lead in our capacity
Called to display this sensibility
Integrity is the all of our everything
Competent to teach or less than nothing

Courage is needed in our seasons
To apply in our lives in its full reason
Competent in our compassion and empathy
It stretches beyond inspired sympathy

Instead taking commitment, dedicated to inspire
And to lead by example that will never tire
As fathers, it is we who much lead
But it is for all to live in purpose and deed

As a church, we join together as we pray
And ensure our deeds match what we say
As ambassadors to what it is that Heaven sends
Like missionaries of love, family, and as friends

Bringing heaven to earth takes credibility
There are things to be done to best of ability
By living our faith and doing our very best
We live prepared for life's every test

In Galatians, we turn again to our very roots
To see how each lesson teaches and contributes
In facing all obstacles that come our way
And then disappear before the Lord as we live every day

There are no second rate apostles, the Bible teaches
The lessons needed and remaining within our reaches
There is no reason to hold ourselves back
God will provide the words that we might lack

Turning our eyes toward the Lord's good ways
Committed to read the good book applied in in our days
These things will help us to learn and understand
And then do these things our God commands

(c) June 19, 2022 Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved
Astoria - In the Peace of Being Trusted

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Thought For the Day: The Only Good Bureaucrat Is One With A Pistol At His Head. Put It In His Hand and It’s Good-Bye To the Bill of Rights

“The only good bureaucrat is one with a pistol at his head. Put it in his hand and it’s good-bye to the Bill of Rights.” – H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

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First Principles: The Ordaining of Laws In Favor of One Part of the Nation, To the Prejudice and Oppression of Another, Is Certainly the Most Erroneous and Mistaken Policy

“The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy.” – Benjamin Franklin (1774)

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Thought For the Day: There’s No Question That In Some Big Ways, This Administration – Including the President and Some of His Closest Economic Advisors – Got Inflation Wrong

“There’s no question that in some big ways, this administration — including the president and some of his closest economic advisors — got inflation wrong.” – CNN White House Correspondent MJ Lee

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