Tag Archives: Community

First Principles: An Active Executive Is Essential To Good Government

“Energy in the executive is a leading character in the definition of good government. It is essential to the protection of the community against foreign attacks; it is not less essential to the steady administration of the laws; to the … Continue reading

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Time Awaits A Hero

Joseph Campbell might have something to say on this journey… Time Awaits A Hero by Michael Romani Long before the dawn of written history Mankind has sought to build community Combined with free will, it’s not easy to do this … Continue reading

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First Principles: Government Is Made Safe Through the Virtue of the People

“Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks-no form of government can render us secure. To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any … Continue reading

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Polemics and Passion

Lessons are learned about injustice and how love can reach past those injustices.  Where there is love, it will always find its way. Polemics and Passion by Michael Romani Polemics and passion Caught in moonlight Tropes that fashion But never … 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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Short Poetry Workshop – Crystalline – Crystalline Hope (Small Town Life)

Indiana is filled with small towns and with these people of the earth who remind us of what it means to be neighbors and community. Crystalline Hope (Small Town Life) by Michael Romani Down the way on a country highway … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Law Must Have Universal Operation On All Members of A Community To Preserve 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)       … Continue reading

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First Principles: Self Defense Is A Natural Right

“Self-defence is a part of the law of nature; nor can it be denied the community, even against the king himself.” – John Locke (1632-1704)          

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Thought For the Day: The True Heroes of This World Share Responsibility For Caring For Our Children

“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I … Continue reading

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How Darkness Wins

How Darkness Wins by Michael Romani Sometimes it feels like “it’s a bad day” Has somehow become our last best way It’s hard to move forward with the feeling That our whole world keeps on reeling Life lives with way … Continue reading

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