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Michelle’s Poem (A Poem for A Friend)

Michelle’s Poem (A Poem for A Friend)by Michael DoyleShe’s not beyond magicTo believe otherwiseWould be something tragicYou can see it in her eyesShe’s got a laughFor every seasonIn her way of knowingBeyond all reasonIn that sunshine wayShe holds the world … Continue reading

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First Principles: Nothing Is More Certain Than That A General Profligacy and Corruption of Manners Make A People Ripe For Destruction

“Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #26: This Is Just To Play

Na/GloPoWriMo #26: This Is Just To Playby Michael Doyle (in nod to William Carlos Williams)As a mirrorTo this modernityI look aroundAt the visual syntaxSeen as it connectsIn this living roomTo say whichPragmatically Beyond the messCoveringThe roominessAsking that you forgive meFor … Continue reading

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First Principles: An Unlimited Power To Tax Involves, Necessarily, A Power To Destroy; Because There Is A Limit Beyond Which No Institution and No Property Can Bear Taxation

“An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.” – Justice John Marshall, McCullough v. Maryland (1819)

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First Principles: I Had Always Hoped That the Younger Generation…After the Flame of Liberty Had Been Kindled In Every Breast…Would Have Sympathized With Oppression Wherever Found

“I had always hoped that the younger generation, receiving their early impressions after the flame of liberty had been kindled in every breast … would have sympathized with oppression wherever found, and proved their love of liberty beyond their own … Continue reading

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First Principles: As For Me and My Household, We Will Serve the Lord

“But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. … Continue reading

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Understanding Beyond Things Said

Understanding Beyond Things Saidby Michael DoyleThere it is in the subtle turn of your headAll things that go beyond what is saidIt’s there in the touch of your hand isn’t it dearThose moments when your love shines very clearAs we … Continue reading

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From the Perspective of the Rus

From the Perspective of the Rusby Michael DoyleStanding on the shoulders of wisdomBy each step we build separate kingdomsThe Brothers Karamazov built on a grain of wheatThat life comes from death and death is not defeatAll the suffering that we … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: I’ve Got A Right To Say and Believe Anything I Please, But, I Haven’t A Right To Press It On Anybody Else

“I believe there is a limit beyond which free speech cannot go, but it’s a limit that’s very seldom mentioned. It’s the point where free speech begins to collide with the right to privacy. I don’t think there are any … Continue reading

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To Learn To Love

Based in part on Colossian 3:13: To Learn To Love by Michael Doyle Bearing as we do with each other Learning daily to forgive and love one another It is always the greatest of love’s expression And the hardest to … Continue reading

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