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Holding On to Legacy

Holding On to Legacyby Michael DoyleThere are some things to be saidThat keep rolling around in my headOne of which must be said preciseThat extremism in defense of liberty is no viceModeration in pursuit of justice is not a virtueNor … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Truly American Sentiment Recognizes the Dignity of Labor and the Fact That Honor Lies In Honest Toil

 “A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.” – Grover Cleveland (1837-1908)

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On the Influence of Mass and Social Media

Mass Media Shaping of Culture and Perceptions of Self, Others and the World:             Where once Gutenberg’s printing press led the way in shaping the world, the driving technology in the modern world is mass media in its many and … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Name of American…Must Always Exalt the Just Pride of Patriotism, More Than Any Appellation Derived From Local Discrimination

“The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.” – George Washington (1796)

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First Principles: The Name…American…Must Always Exalt the Just Pride of Patriotism, More Than Any Appellation Derived From Local Discriminations

“The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.” – George Washington (1796)    

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Brand Me

Watched a Ted Talk with my princesses on branding. Brand Me by Michael Doyle Thinking back on life Through all of the joy and strife There has been one question Held back with some hesitation What then is my story? … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: When Even One American – Who Has Done Nothing Wrong – Is Forced By Fear To Shut His Mind and Close His Mouth, Then All Americans Are In Peril

“When even one American — who has done nothing wrong — is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth, then all Americans are in peril.” – Harry S. Truman (1884-1972)      

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Texas 1836

I have always found American history fascinating in all of our legends and tales, tall or not. Texas 1836 by Michael Doyle Texas, Eighteen Hundred Thirty Six Thousands of Americans invited in Finding their place in desert sand and sticks … 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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Turbo Charged

American History continues through the Kennedy presidency. Turbo Charged by Michael Doyle Nixon versus Kennedy; election 1960 Workhorse versus glamor; it hits me That the sleek athleticism of the New Frontier Was as distinctive as this election year The torch … Continue reading

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