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First Principles: History By Apprising Citizens of the Past Will Enable Them To Judge of the Future

“History by apprising [citizens] of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Constitution Founded On These Principles…Makes the Common People Brave and Enterprising

“A constitution founded on these principles introduces knowledge among the people, and inspires them with a conscious dignity becoming freemen; a general emulation takes place, which causes good humor, sociability, good manners, and good morals to be general. That elevation … Continue reading

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Consent of the Governed

Continuing in a series of poems about the establishment of our republican form of government and life under the rule of law as set out in our constitution: Consent of the Governed by Michael Doyle The standards are set by … Continue reading

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Owed To A Non-Living Killer

An attempt at both blank verse which I never quite understand and a virus that apparently isn’t going away so it might be wise to understand, right? Owed To A Non-Living Killer by Michael Doyle A world cast into lockdown … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Richard Nixon

American history continues: The Rise and Fall of Richard Nixon by Michael Doyle Richard Nixon was a non-charming and awkward leader But then again to the astute among history readers His reappraisal warrants much for our consideration Hard born and … Continue reading

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On Becoming A World Power

American history continues as the United States advanced post Civil War into the early 1900s, our strength grew and with it wisely or unwisely we expanded our foreign policy out into the world with all its challenges good and bad. … Continue reading

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Death and A Desert God

A further adventure in Egyptian myth. Death and A Desert God by Michael Doyle Without ambition, Horus would quietly assert That to kill a desert god, you must kill the desert To kill a desert, requires Ra, God of the … Continue reading

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A Federation Begins

In the formation of the American Constitution, the world’s political  republican theory took a leap into reality despite some downsides. A Federation Begins by Michael Doyle The extending of institutionalized slavery Remains a bleak mark in American history Kicking the … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is No Government Capable of Contending With Human Passions Unbridled By Morality and Religion

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution … Continue reading

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