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Thought For the Day: We The People Are the Rightful Masters of Both Congress and the Courts, Not To Overthrow the Constitution But To Overthrow the Men Who Pervert the Constitution

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” – Abraham Lincoln      

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First Principles: It Is the Manners and Spirit of A People Which Preserve A Republic In Vigor

“It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.” – Thomas Jefferson (1781)      

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First Principles: A Constitution Founded On These Principles…Makes the Common People Brave and Enterprising

“A constitution founded on these principles introduces knowledge among the people, and inspires them with a conscious dignity becoming freemen; a general emulation takes place, which causes good humor, sociability, good manners, and good morals to be general. That elevation … Continue reading

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Guarding Against Faction

Today’s poem about American history speaks on some basic principles as set out in largely in Federalist Paper Number 10 in which we choose to become a republic and not a democracy to protection of nation from the encroachment of … Continue reading

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Consent of the Governed

Continuing in a series of poems about the establishment of our republican form of government and life under the rule of law as set out in our constitution: Consent of the Governed by Michael Doyle The standards are set by … Continue reading

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On the Articles of Confederation

In these down times, I am taking a moment to reexamine and better understand the Constitution.   The following is a look at the deficiencies of the Articles of Confederation under which America arose as a nation. On the Articles … Continue reading

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First Principles: Liberty, Once Lost, Is Lost Forever

“But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” – John Adams    

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Sustaining Liberty

In this election year and in the midst of the pandemic, it makes at least me want to review those things that America is supposed to stand for as our moral compass. Sustaining Liberty by Michael Doyle Inherent as sisters … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Richard Nixon

American history continues: The Rise and Fall of Richard Nixon by Michael Doyle Richard Nixon was a non-charming and awkward leader But then again to the astute among history readers His reappraisal warrants much for our consideration Hard born and … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Doctrine of Liberty and Equality Is An Article In the Political Creed of the United States

“Before the formation of this Constitution, it had been affirmed as a self evident truth, in the declaration of Independence, very deliberately made by the Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled that, “all men are created … Continue reading

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