Tag Archives: Common Sense

First Principles: As Parents, We Can Have No Joy, Knowing That This Government Is Not Sufficiently Lasting To Ensure Any Thing Which We May Bequeath To Posterity

“As parents, we can have no joy, knowing that this government is not sufficiently lasting to ensure any thing which we may bequeath to posterity: And by a plain method of argument, as we are running the next generation into … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Offer Nothing More Than Simple Facts, Plain Arguments, and Common Sense

“I offer nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments, and common sense.” Thomas Paine, in Common Sense

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First Principles: This Was the Object of the Declaration of Independence…To Place Before Mankind…the Common Sense of…the American Mind…Harmonizing the Sentiments of the Day

“This was the object of the Declaration of Independence. Not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of, not merely to say things which had never been said before; but to place before mankind the common … Continue reading

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First Principles: Laws Are Made For Men of Ordinary Understanding and Should…Be Construed By the Ordinary Rules of Common Sense

“Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at … Continue reading

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On Habits of Soap, Water and Masks

My youngest princess is fond of teasing the truth that we are living history.  What a memory this all will be one day won’t it?   They’ll be able to say they lived through a global crisis and remember things … Continue reading

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Mathing the COVID-19 Curve

Day 7 of Na/GloPoWriMo!  The target objective? “…a poem based on a news article.” My subject today can be drawn on any number of articles plastered throughout our daily news periodicals to the point it cannot be escaped really.  But, … Continue reading

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A New Nation Born Pt I

In a continuing cycle on America, we look at the Revolutionary War through England’s defeat at Yorktown: A New Nation Born Pt I by Michael Doyle Let’s have no sense of delusion The united states were but illusion Or, perhaps … Continue reading

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Self Rule Rises

Continuing in a series on American history: Self Rule Rises by Michael Doyle From the High Middle Ages, society had a transformation As Calvin and Luther led the church’s reformation In a faithful take befitting the Bible’s explanation Making these … Continue reading

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First Principles: Laws Are Made For Men of Ordinary Understanding and Should Be Construed By Ordinary Rules of Common Sense

“Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at … Continue reading

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An Elegy To Common Sense

Poem A Day #11 is to be an elegy.  The word prompt is ‘black hole’. Milkwood’s definition of elegy is limited to the following.  I would argue that the person who wrote the notecard needs to revisit this.  I have … Continue reading

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