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Thought For the Day: Our Whole Constitutional Heritage Rebels At the Thought of Giving Government the Power To Control Men’s Minds

“If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his own house, what books he may read or what films he may watch. Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at … Continue reading

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First Principles: Every Child In America Should Be Acquainted With His Own Country

“Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: And This Our Life, Exempt From Public Haunt, Finds Tongues In Trees, Books In the Running Brooks, Sermons In Stones, and Good In Everything

“And this our life, exempt from public haunt, / Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, / Sermons in stones, and good in everything.” -William Shakespeare, playwright and poet (1564-1616)

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Thought For the Day: The Only Sure Weapon Against Bad Ideas Is Better Ideas. The Source of Better Ideas Is Wisdom.

“Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Bible Is the Best of All Books, For It Is the Word of God and Teaches Us the Way To Be Happy In this World and the Next

“The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life … Continue reading

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Waking From Lies

Waking From Liesby Michael DoyleThe life before usSeen as if waking from liesMaybe it never wasWe awake with opened eyesDanger stands on either sideWhile we choose our confessionWe can fake that it stops at wounded prideOr press forward despite our … Continue reading

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Books Read Throughout Life

Books Read Throughout Lifeby Michael DoyleIn a repeated mantra of lifeIn all the things we have soughtThere is the truth reflectedIn lessons accidentally taughtIn this and all stages of lifeWe find it’s worth another lookTo sit and quietly curl upWith … Continue reading

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Imagining Science Incorrectly

Imagine this:   With a huge portion of America’s business not being done from Covid lockdown, only 13% of carbon emissions were reduced.. Biden has stated a goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from 2005 levels by 2030 … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #10: On Bended Knee

Na/GloPoWriMo #10: On Bended Kneeby Michael DoyleThere much stronger in its placeHidden behind such a pretty faceIs a heart that beats stronger yetAnd a love that I will never forgetThough my heart is oft a deceiverI am blessed that you … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Good Books Don’t Give Up All Their Secrets At Once

“Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once.” -Stephen King, novelist (b. 21 Sep 1947)

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