Tag Archives: Construction

Build Up, Don’t Tear Down

Why is destruction and all that so popular as the way to express grievances that do need to be addressed? Build Up, Don’t Tear Down by Michael Doyle We should be building up All for a drink from the winner’s … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

All Life Is Sacred

Perhaps  I repeat myself in saying that elevating one skin tone or sex over another is as wrong as having the first offense kept in place.  Love and respect for each other is what is needed.  All lives are sacred. … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holding Hands With the Sun

Falling in love with art is an intimate construction within ourselves expressed both outwardly and inwardly. Holding Hands With the Sun by Michael Doyle An experience of the narrative Doodles swirled in declarative Filling out the feels An imaginative look … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In Sacred Witness

In this season of thankfulness and gratitude, poem #2: In Sacred Witness by Michael Romani Then was a time for counting coup But along the way, I grabbed a clue That just maybe we should be less about glory In … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Adulting Conversation

Today’s world is perceived as fraught with danger.  Linguists have determined that the more risk we believe society is in, the more we increasingly decline in adulting and the more we use words like “adulting”… Adulting Conversation by Michael Romani … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: To Understand the Constitution and Law Generally Determine the Intent of the Lawmakers

“The true key for the construction of everything doubtful in a law is the intention of the law-makers.” – Thomas Jefferson (1808)    

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: The Constitution Is the Standard For Construction of Law

“The Constitution ought to be the standard of construction for the laws, and that wherever there is an evident opposition, the laws ought to give place to the Constitution.” – Alexander Hamilton (1788)    

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: Each Branch of Government Is Co-Equal In Interpreting the Constitution

“My construction of the constitution is very different from that you quote. It is that each department is truly independent of the others, and has an equal right to decide for itself what is the meaning of the constitution in … Continue reading

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: The Constitution’s Meaning Is A Matter of Plain Meaning

“On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, … Continue reading

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: Constitutional Interpretation

“(T)he true key for the construction of everything doubtful in a law is the intention of the law-makers.  This is most safely gathered from the words, but may be sought also in the extraneous circumstances provided they do not contradict … Continue reading

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , | Leave a comment