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First Principles: What Is the Most Sacred Duty…In A Republic?…An Inviolable Respect for the Constitution and Laws – the First Growing Out of the Last

“If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws — the first growing out of the last.” … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Lest I Keep My Complacent Way, I Must Remember Somewhere Out There A Person Died For Me Today. As Long As There Must Be A War, I Ask and I Must Answer; Was I Worth Dying For?

“Lest I keep my complacent way I must remember somewhere out there a person died for me today. As long as there must be war, I ask and I must answer; was I worth dying for?”- Eleanor Roosevelt

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First Principles: Sometimes It Is Said That Man Cannot Be Trusted With Government of Himself. Can He, Then, Be Trusted With the Government of Others?

“Sometimes it is said that man can not be trusted with government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?” – Thomas Jefferson (1801)

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What Is Jeopardy?

What Is Jeopardy?by Michael DoyleIt’s a strange thing, pop culture’s popularityI, among the many, revered moments of JeopardyPredictably catchy theme played on hesitationAs each of us hoped we just might have the questionThat matched the answer showing up on the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Answer Is…To Teach Ourselves To Comprehend Each Person, Not As A Symbol of A Group, But As A Unique and Special Individual Within A Common Context of Shared Humanity

“The answer is to go deeper than race, deeper than wealth, deeper than ethnic identity, deeper than gender. To teach ourselves to comprehend each person, not as a symbol of a group, but as a unique and special individual within a … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Love Is the Answer, At Least Most of the Questions In My Heart

“Love Is the Answer, At Least For Most of the Questions In My Heart.” – Jack Johnson

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In Your Silent Reply

Is silence really the best answer at times? I am not so certain of this. In Your Silent Reply by Michael Doyle Haunted by all the dreams Filled with the dramatic scenes Wondering what it is to find All the … Continue reading

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It’s No Mystery

A thought that occurred to me over and over as I drove through Amish Country yesterday: It’s No Mystery by Michael Doyle Every day that we get to live We have to give what we can give To show that … Continue reading

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On Being Eleventeen

My youngest daughter turns 11 tomorrow.   She’s brilliant, witty, charming in her own ways and has a bright future ahead of her.  Yes.  I am a very proud father of both of my princesses.   The only kingdom I … Continue reading

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Guarding Against Faction

Today’s poem about American history speaks on some basic principles as set out in largely in Federalist Paper Number 10 in which we choose to become a republic and not a democracy to protection of nation from the encroachment of … Continue reading

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