Tag Archives: Corrupt

First Principles: Once A Republic Is Corrupted, There Is No Possibility of Remedying Any of the Growing Evils But By Removing the Corruption and Restoring Its Lost Principles; Every Other Correction Is Either Useless Or A New Evil

” When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.” – Thomas … Continue reading

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

First Principles: No Man Is Allowed To Be A Judge In His Own Cause, Because His Interest Would Certainly Bias His Judgment, and, Not Improbably, Corrupt His Integrity

“No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity.” – James Madison (1787)

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

Some Times We Can Wait No Longer

Some Times We Can Wait No Longerby Michael DoyleSocrates and Jesus took their last breathsAs each of these were put to their deathsAccused and tried for treason and blasphemyAnd in corrupting the young by truth’s divinityThe noble search and allegiance … Continue reading

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

First Principles: Neither the Wisest Constitution Nor the Wisest Laws Will Secure the Liberty and Happiness of A People Whose Manners Are Universally Corrupt

“Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” – Samuel Adams (1749)

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

Thought For the Day: Unlimited Power Is Apt To Corrupt the Minds of Those Who Possess It

 “Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.” – William Pitt Sr. (1708-1778)

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thought For the Day: No Man Who Is Corrupt, No Man Who Condones Corruption In Others, Can Possibly Do His Duty By the Community

“No man who is corrupt, no man who condones corruption in others, can possibly do his duty by the community.” – Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Being Indigenous In the 21st Century

On Being Indigenous In the 21st Centuryby Michael DoyleIn this world of the modern ageWhen most wish to appear a wise sageIt is pithy to posture and sayIn that pseudo-intellectual wayThat the indigenous follow Mother Nature’s wayThough if you were … Continue reading

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

Thought For the Day: If Thoughts Can Corrupt Language, Language Can Also Corrupt Thoughts

“If thoughts can corrupt language, language can also corrupt thoughts.” – George Orwell   Just say, no! No to the thought police who want to demand we reshape our language to conform to their ideology.  That is a sure sign … Continue reading

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thought For the Day: Let the Laws Be Clear, Uniform and Precise; To Interpret Laws Is Almost Always To Corrupt Them

“Let the laws be clear, uniform and precise; to interpret laws is almost always to corrupt them.” – Voltaire (1694-1778)      

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: The People Are Responsible For the Character of Their Congress, Senate and President

“Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption.” – James A. Garfield    

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