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Thought For the Day: Whether Prince or Pauper, All Are Prone To Abuse Power If Not Guided By Love of Truth and Virtue

“Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people.” – Jean de la Fontaine, poet and fabulist (8 Jul … Continue reading

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First Principles: Power Is the Essence of Government and Ever Liable To Abuse

“The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” – James Madison (1829)      

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Article 19 (The Burden of Secularism)

I have been reading through a series of works by Yuval Noah Harai that seems topical and a historian’s blend of philosophy and history projecting into humanity’s future.  It’s been challenging and is spawning a few poems that are often … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Deterioration of Any Government Begins With the Decay of Its Founding Principles

“The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.” – Charles de Montesquieu (1689-1755) If you have not yet read Spirit of Laws, I wish to highly recommend it.  An English translation … Continue reading

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Saving Face

I was reading a look at what it’s like to be a fading star in modern entertainment and how too often the unabashed hedonism leads to the downfall of way too many…. Saving Face by Michael Romani Dwindling fame and … Continue reading

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Spiritual Nose Dive

Sometimes there is evil or whispers of evil behind even the seemingly most pristine of situations and circumstances. Spiritual Nose Dive by Michael Romani In the midst of the excavated The truth is revealed in the prevaricated It challenges the … Continue reading

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Redemption Of A Clown

Some things just aren’t funny.  Like someone who abuses their power and position to coerce others into things otherwise unimaginable to them.  Less funny still is when that same comedian thinks he can excuse away his or her lewd and … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Necessity of Any Government Is A Misfortune

“It has been said that all Government is an evil. It would be more proper to say that the necessity of any Government is a misfortune.”  – James Madison, 1833      

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First Principles: Freedom of the Press Does Not Include Freedom to Endlessly Insult, Accuse and Defame Others

“If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of affronting, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Love of Power Is Natural and Often Abused

“A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when acquired.” – Alexander Hamilton (1775)      

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