Tag Archives: Capacity

In the Tragedy of Wisdom

In the Tragedy of Wisdomby Michael DoyleAs we sit writing for an audienceAimed as it is to somehow pleaseThe words of Shakespeare and SophoclesShine in all of their brillianceOne wrote for the strong, just kingThe other in the promise of … Continue reading

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Forgiveness Is…

Forgiveness Is…by Michael DoyleForgiveness is…Giving up on the thoughtOf some mythical better pastForgiveness is…Where reduction of negativity is soughtBecoming free from the pain that shouldn’t lastForgiveness is…Giving up on all the rageFor a return to a more moral communityForgiveness is…The … Continue reading

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Comfort Zone Christianity

Comfort Zone Christianityby Michael DoyleIt’s always seemed to lightlyHow we fail to take things rightlyIn our comfort zone ChristianityFailing to take on things needed by you and meTo the best of our capacityWe take up baptism in accountabilityRepentance to the … Continue reading

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First Principles: America’s Founding Principles Are True Not Because Any Generation – Including Our Own – Has Lived Them Perfectly, But Because They Are Based Upon the Eternal Truths of the Human Condition

“America’s founding principles are true not because any generation — including our own — has lived them perfectly, but because they are based upon the eternal truths of the human condition. They are rooted in our capacity for evil and … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Should Be Your Care, Therefore, and Mine, To Elevate the Minds of Our Children and Exalt Their Courage

“It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and … Continue reading

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Getting To the Photographer’s Prize

Getting To the Photographer’s Prizeby Michael DoyleIf you don’t want to be left in the lurchIt is always best to start with researchTrying to find the photo with something to sayCannot best be left to an improvised dayThere is not … Continue reading

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Together We Will Stand

Together We Will Standby Michael DoyleThere is now in this time of historyA grain going against the orthodoxyThat states that the power rests in populismDespite the modern move against nationalismToday, a certain set wishes our knees to bowAs if to … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: This Is the Issue of This Election: Whether We Believe In Our Capacity For Self-Government

“It’s time we asked ourselves if we still know the freedoms intended for us by the Founding Fathers. James Madison said, ‘We base all our experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government.’ This idea that government was beholden to … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Base All Our Experiments On the Capacity of Mankind For Self-Government

“We base all our experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government.” – James Madison    

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Thought For the Day: America Uniquely Among Nations Has the Capacity To Champion Human Rights and the Dignity of Every Human Being Made In the Image of God

“America uniquely among nations has the capacity to champion human rights and the dignity of every human being made in the image of God, no matter their nation.” – Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State of the United States of America … Continue reading

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