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First Principles: There Are Certain Primary Truths, Or First Principles, On Which All Subsequent Reasoning Must Depend

“In disquisitions of every kind there are certain primary truths, or first principles, upon which all subsequent reasoning must depend.” – Alexander Hamilton (1788)

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Keeping Our Truth

Keeping Our Truthby Michael DoyleReaching out in my cognitionHoping that my thoughts and perceptionsMight find a little recognitionAnd from that grow some receptionLiving life under another’s definitionPoints in mockery at the deceptionAs we walk this world in disguiseKeeping our truth … Continue reading

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First Principles: Where There Is No Law, There Is No Liberty

“Where there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.” – Benjamin Rush (1788)    

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Thought For the Day: The Propagandist’s Purpose Is To Make One Set of People Forget That Certain Other Sets of People Are Human

“The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.” – Aldous Huxley, novelist (26 Jul 1894-1963) Perhaps all of America and the world needs to learn from this that the … Continue reading

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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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In Our Persistence

A fascinating presentation on cognition and how we’re all allegedly living in some sort of a shared hallucination that we call reality, led to this… In Our Persistence by Michael Doyle As I sit there listening My neurons sparkling and … Continue reading

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First Principles: Nothing Deserves the Name of Law But that Which Is Certain and Universal In Its Operation On All the Members of the Community

“Where there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.” – Benjamin Rush (1788)    

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Beasts of No Nation

Random thoughts on children confronting war form the basis of this poem. Beasts of No Nation by Michael Doyle In a parliament of owls It’s easy to believe And to keep busy Certain only of the war Dancing now while … Continue reading

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Kindness Over Sin

Force never brings love into this world.  Eloquence can be stunning and yet is no proof of conviction.   So, what’s the answer?  Maybe… Kindness Over Sin by Michael Romani Not so much serendipity As it is mere Christianity To … Continue reading

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A Side of Forgiveness

Love, life and laughter all take forgiveness to be best lived. A Side of Forgiveness by Michael Romani She smiles as she whispers Speaking directly as to what occurs To her mind when it listens to her heart About the … Continue reading

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