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Rise of the Common Man

This next in the series on American history expounds on the events of the rise of Jacksonian Democracy which is seen a pivotal as the era of the common man and precipitating the American Civil War. Rise of the Common … Continue reading

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An Expectancy of Government

A continuing look at American history: An Expectancy of Government by Michael Doyle Approaches as it had been in hesitancy No gave the Constitution great expectancy As a blue print for what had been built To house a people in … Continue reading

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A New Nation Born Pt II

The American story series continues… A New Nation Born Pt II by Michael Doyle In the haphazard wake of 1776 There were so many constructs to fix The ancients had always taught Only a smallish sized republic should be sought … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is No Government Capable of Contending With Human Passions Unbridled By Morality and Religion

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution … Continue reading

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On the Losing Side of History

A piece dedicated to the ending days of Bernie Sanders’ attempt to hold a revolution.  It begs the question, “What if they gave a revolution and nobody came?”. On the Losing Side of History by Michael Doyle Sanders lumbers on … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Constitution’s Purpose Is To Protect Rights, Not Popular Sovereignty

“Conservatives continue to use the word ‘democracy’ when discussing American politics. They need to reclaim the term ‘republic’ and continue to discuss unalienable rights, namely, property rights. The Constitution’s purpose is to protect rights, not popular sovereignty.” –  Will Ricciardella … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Have Staked the Future of All Our Political Constitutions On the Capacity of Ourselves To Act According to the Moral Principles of the Ten Commandments of God

“We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Aim of Every Constitution Ought Be To Obtain Rule By Those Possessing the Discernment To Pursue Society’s Common Good

“The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society.” – James Madison (1788)    

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First Principles: Our Constitution Is Made Only For A Moral and Religious People and Wholly Inadequate To the Government of Any Others

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams (1798) The choice in this pending election is liberty or socialism.  Choose wisely.    

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First Principles: The Moral Principles and Precepts Contained In the Scripture Ought To Form the Basis of All Our Civil Constitutions and Laws

“The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scripture ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws.” – Noah Webster      

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