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First Principles: Difficulties Are Meant To Rouse, Not Discourage. The Human Spirit Is To Grow Strong By Conflict

“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” -William Ellery    

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First Principles: The Harder the Conflict, the More Glorious the Triumph

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine      

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Inward Crash

The injuries from the military that are visible only scratch the surface of the totality. Inward Crash by Michael Romani There’s a loneliness in his memory Sitting and looking out to the sea Images explode, implode and won’t go away … Continue reading

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First Principles: Harder Conflicts Bring More Glorious Triumphs

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine    

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Thought For the Day: A Tyranny Can Withstand the People Fighting, But, Won’t Last Long Once They’re Thinking

“A king can stand people fighting but he can’t last long if people start thinking.” – Will Rogers, humorist (4 Nov 1879-1935)      

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Choices Made

I could not really decide on a pertinent title.  How does one sum up a poem about knights and the struggle for nobility? Choices Made by Michael Romani There is nothing that stands against corruption More than those who will … Continue reading

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The Squishy Sound of Democracy

The suppression of free speech is a leading indicator of fascism not freedom and certainly not the small r republican values our Founding Fathers advocated in their classical liberalism.  I for one refuse to bend to tyranny from any camp… … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Harder the Conflict With Tyranny, The More Glorious Is the Triumph

“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”  — Thomas Paine, American Crisis, No. 1, 1776      

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Dark Voices

Darkness abounds for a lot of returning Veterans.  The sad, sad truth is that more Veterans have died from self infliction than on the battle fields since 9/11.  Think on that, please.  I don’t care about your politics really.  If … Continue reading

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First Principles: Conflict Overcome Make the Spirit Stronger

“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.”  – William Ellery      

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