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First Principles: The Instrument By Which It (Government) Must Act Is Either the Authority of the Laws or Force. If the First Is Destroyed, the Last Must Be Substituted

“The instrument by which it [government] must act are either the AUTHORITY of the laws or FORCE. If the first be destroyed, the last must be substituted; and where this becomes the ordinary instrument of government there is an end … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Constitution Is Not the Act of A Government, But of A People Constituting A Government, and A Government Without A Constitution Is A Power Without Right

“A Constitution is not the act of a Government, but of a people constituting a government, and a government without a constitution is a power without right.” – Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791

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Thought For the Day: Liberty, Or the Absence of Coercion, Or the Leaving People To Think, Speak, and Act As They Please, Is In Itself A Good Thing

“Liberty, or the absence of coercion, or the leaving people to think, speak, and act as they please, is in itself a good thing. It is the object of a favourable presumption. The burden of proving it inexpedient always lies, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Do You Want To Know Who You Are? Don’t Ask. Act! Action Will Delineate and Define You

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” – Thomas Jefferson

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Salt and Light

Salt and Lightby Michael DoyleWe need with loving greetingTo return to uplifting prayer meetingsStep by step, we can find God againIt starts by sharing God’s love with friendsIt’s in improving our Godly relationshipThat we can and will improve our governmentFinding … Continue reading

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In Community

In Communityby Michael DoyleComing together in communityFulfills our need for familyAnxiousness brings rise to dangerAs to each other we have become strangersViolence takes away from us allDestruction only brings pride’s fallWhen we forget our relationsWe only bring sorrow to our … 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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First Principles: Act Worthy of Yourselves

“Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question, on which rest … Continue reading

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For God So Loved the World

For God So Loved the Worldby Michael DoyleSpeaking across the latitude of agesComes the noble language of sagesTouching each soul as each an individualComprehended as fully as we are capableEternal questions fill up our needAs we learn and grow as … Continue reading

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First Principles: Act Worthy of Yourselves

“Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of … Continue reading

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