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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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The Problem With Social Justice

The Problem With Social Justiceby Michael DoyleLook at this street full of foolsWho believe that they are heaven sentThey act just like a bunch of toolsYelling at others that they need to repentEach thinking themselves true activistsUrging the rest of … Continue reading

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Circling Around Symmetry

Circling Around Symmetryby Michael DoyleLike a wanderer of lost momentsI find myself with ghosts in memoryCircling around the tormentsTo sharpened to find the symmetry Needed to find balance in the crawl outIn the long kiss good night In a gathering … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Self-Defense Is A Part of the Law of Nature; Nor Can It Be Denied the Community, Even Against the King Himself

“Self-defense is a part of the law of nature; nor can it be denied the community, even against the king himself.” – William Barclay (1546-1608)

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Be the Answer

Be the Answerby Michael DoyleThe pain feltIn waves dealtAs the will to liveBegins as you forgivePushing off from the edgeNormalcy over the ledgeLiving life of full intentionWhile paying right attentionIn waves of positive affirmationThat serve as confirmationLiving by the seat … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Know That Families and Churches, Not Government Officials, Know Best How To Create A Strong and Loving Community…We Don’t Worship Government. We Worship God.

“We know that families and churches, not government [officials], know best how to create a strong and loving community. … In America we don’t worship government. We worship God.” – Donald Trump

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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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A Cry for Uvalde

A Cry for Uvaldeby Michael DoyleSomewhere beyond a world of feelingIs the way of knowing healingThese are the times for being an exampleThe differences made will be ampleFighting not with fists but with prayerPeeling back the onion of life, layer … Continue reading

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Dropping the Wrong Attitude

Dropping the Wrong Attitudeby Michael DoyleTaking a deep breath with communityA moment to bring this to realityEvery day lived in our true measureLiving dignified even under pressureCrossing the valley of well-renown despairApproaching Gethsemane, the place of whereBeauty and brokenness are … Continue reading

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The Importance of the Word

The Importance of the Wordby Michael DoyleIn this roll of yearsSoftly past the flowing tearsI think on words soughtTo connect the dot-to-dotThe words in mindI seek and sometimes findThat words are cultureAnd culture is the we nurtureSlipped into this elasticityIs … Continue reading

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