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First Principles: The Principle of the Constitution Is That of A Separation of Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary Functions, Except In Cases Specified

“The principle of the Constitution is that of a separation of legislative, Executive and Judiciary functions, except in cases specified. If this principle be not expressed in direct terms, it is clearly the spirit of the Constitution, and it ought … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Remember, Compassion Is Not A Sign of Weakness

“If someone behaves negatively towards you, it helps to remember that he or she is a human being like you and to distinguish between an action and the person who does it. If counter measures are needed to prevent someone … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Are Either A United People, Or We Are Not

“We are either a United people, or we are not. If the former, let us, in all matters of general concern act as a nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support. If we are … Continue reading

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First Principles: Only Aim To Do Your Duty, and Mankind Will Give You Credit Where You Fail

“It behooves you, therefore, to think and act for yourself and your people. The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors. The whole art of government … Continue reading

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Until the Sky Cracks

Until the Sky Cracksby Michael DoyleI get the factThat it’s not an actWhile the sun still glowsYour pessimism growsUntil the sky cracksAlong the back tracksThat play like yesterdayAnd its charades along the wayIt sounds like somethingWe had decided was nothingBrought … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: This Habit of Forming Opinions, and Acting Upon Them Without Evidence, Is One of the Most Immoral Habits of the Mind

“This habit of forming opinions, and acting upon them without evidence, is one of the most immoral habits of the mind. … As our opinions are the fathers of our actions, to be indifferent about the evidence of our opinions … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Are Either A United People, Or We Are Not.

“We are either a United people, or we are not. If the former, let us, in all matters of general concern act as a nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support.” – George Washington … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: We Are What We Repeatedly Do. Excellence Then, Is Not An Act, But A Habit

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

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Thought For the Day: Act As If What You Do Makes A Difference It Does

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” -William James, psychologist (11 Jan 1842-1910)

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There You Are, It’s Spoken

There You Are, It’s Spokenby Michael DoyleOh, it’s a messy messIf only the truthYou would confessA shake of a handUsed to be the bondSincerity, we could understandBut when you pretendSnaking aroundAs if it’s something you can defendWhy you stalk and … Continue reading

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