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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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Thought For the Day: Our Whole Constitutional Heritage Rebels At the Thought of Giving Government the Power To Control Men’s Minds

“If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his own house, what books he may read or what films he may watch. Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at … Continue reading

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Never Give Up

A poem written dedicated to my daughters in conjunction with the last class in a series on building resilience in life and to encourage them to chase their dreams always! Never Give Upby Michael DoyleLife like a Rembrandt paintingIs meant … Continue reading

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Forge of Identity

Forge of Identityby Michael DoyleAlexander’s naked tears were weptFor the one secret that could not be keptThat there was an unconquered infinityOf worlds to be experienced on his journeyThat would never be his in infinite refrainNone of which could know … Continue reading

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Changing the Narrative

Changing the Narrativeby Michael DoyleIt’s the heart of the matterTo stand firm and not shatterFrom the first heart’s beatWe are born to find our feetTo save a life, we do as we canListening gently offering our handMade in the likeness, … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Interest of the Man Must Be Connected To the Constitutional Rights of the Place

“The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government.” – James Madison (1788)

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Caught In the Fracture of Distraction

Caught In the Fracture of Distractionby Michael DoyleThe present generation’s grab for screensIs like a plague sucking life and it demeansBy going to extremes to get enough attentionThe attention seekers lose right intentionThis constant indiscretion shapes our fateIf we do … Continue reading

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