Tag Archives: Conscience

Daily Prompt – Blind

There are none so fully blind As those who think they truly see Beyond the illusions of our minds Into the unfiltered and pure reality Losing those things that make up conscience As we stand here blinded by science Somehow … Continue reading

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First Principles: Pursue Your Principles To Your Death

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Evil Is Powerless If the Good Are Unafraid

“Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.” – Ronald Reagan      

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Fanfare and Flourish

Life can be filled with absurdities, some deeper than others. Fanfare and Flourish by Michael Romani In the fanfare and flourish Of too many mournful violins It seems life begins to nourish An image of a world of violence Divided … Continue reading

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First Principles: Stay Strong Even In Distress

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, … Continue reading

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A Witness of Fireflies, Parts I & II

A Witness of Fireflies by Michael Romani I Formless and void in the darkness The spirit of God removed the harshness God said let there be light – and there was light Seeing the good; He separated day from night … Continue reading

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First Principles: All Laws Must Have The Right of Reciprocation

“We lay it down as a fundamental, that laws, to be just, must give a reciprocation of right; that, without this, they are mere arbitrary rules of conduct, founded in force, and not in conscience.” – Thomas Jefferson (1782)   … Continue reading

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First Principles: Each Person Is Protected In the Right To Worship Per the Dictates of Their Conscience

“[E]very man, conducting himself as a good citizen, and being accountable to God alone for his religious opinions, ought to be protected in worshipping the Deity according to the dictates of his own conscience.” – George Washington, letter to the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day x 2: In Remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” Vanity asks the question, “Is it popular?” But, conscience asks the question, “Is it right?” And there comes a time when one must take a position … Continue reading

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First Principles: Giving Up the Right of Property Delivers the Conscience Into Bondage

“There is not a single instance in history in which civil liberty was lost, and religious liberty preserved entire. If therefore we yield up our temporal property, we at the same time deliver the conscience into bondage.” –John Witherspoon, The … Continue reading

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