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We Then Move Past

We Then Move Pastby Michael DoyleWe then move past obstacles and blameNot allowing ourselves to know shameStanding above those things that give us shallow heartThese things such as jealousy from which we should departThe barrenness that clogs up the pores … Continue reading

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In the Focus and Calm (Are Moments of Truth)

In the Focus and Calm (Are Moments of Truth)by Michael DoyleThere in the focus and calmIs a remembrance of who you areIt comes back like a twist of balmThat you reach for, no matter how farOnce this fortress has been … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Those Intoxicated By the Advance of Knowledge So Often Become the Enemies of Freedom

“Ever since the beginning of modern science, the best minds have recognized that ‘the range of acknowledged ignorance will grow with the advance of science.’ Unfortunately, the popular effect of this scientific advance has been a belief, seemingly shared by … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Must Be Agreed That Our Governments Have Much Less of Republicanism Than Ought To Have Been Expected

“If, then, the control of the people over the organs of their government be the measure of its republicanism, and I confess I know no other measure, it must be agreed that our governments have much less of republicanism than … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Know No Safe Depository of the Ultimate Powers of the Society But the People Themselves

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from … Continue reading

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This Is the Baseline

This Is the Baselineby Michael DoyleThis This is the baselineMissed The punchline that was a signThat That showed us the worldAs Every dream was found fetal and curledMost stages of consciousnessAre degrees of insanityMirrored images of pretentiousnessHeld to the light … Continue reading

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We Are Who We Are

We Are Who We Areby Michael DoyleWe are who we areNot from our ancestorsBut because of who we cultivateAs our souls travel among the starsScratched and scrapped in our courageSearching for hope we might encourageTo remove the malignant tumorThat spreads … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Flesh

Overcoming the Fleshby Michael DoyleHow then do we find our wayThroughout our present and everydayWhat then will bring us to joyThan in a buoyancy we can employIt is to live as if fully persuadedTo live the Christian life not evadedBut … Continue reading

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Ways of the Flesh

Ways of the Fleshby Michael DoyleThere is nothing wrong with desire under subjugationHealthy appetites are not cursed with God’s rejectionIt is when these things spiral out of all controlThat these become harmful and damaging to the soulAs to superstitious sins … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Government Ought To Contain In Itself Every Power Requisite To the Full Accomplishment of the Objects Committed To Its Care

“A government ought to contain in itself every power requisite to the full accomplishment of the objects committed to its care, and to the complete execution of the trusts for which it is responsible, free from every other control but … Continue reading

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