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First Principles: I Am Well Aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure That It Will Cost To Maintain This Declaration, and Support and Defend These States

“I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States.” – John Adams

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In A Dissonance Theory

In A Dissonance Theoryby Michael DoyleWhat if…What if is the beginningAs good as any beginningOr so it often seemsThe waking is stuff of dreamsAnd dreams bring as much truthAs that which we are toldAll the bill of goods that we … Continue reading

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Until Humanity is Gone

Until Humanity Is Goneby Michael DoyleThese parasites came to bring decayDestroying the vestiges of yesterdayThey prey on the last of our humanityKilling in waves depleting our societyMaking it impossible to be withstoodSetting fire to our planet and its woodsRats, insects … Continue reading

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First Principles: For My Part, Whatever Anguish of Spirit It Might Cost, I Am Willing To Know the Whole of Truth; To Know the Worst, and To Provide for It

“It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth — and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this … Continue reading

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It Took My Savior To Atone

It Took My Savior To Atoneby Michael DoyleEveryone wants a familyTo be part of that possibilityAwakening to being found out lostHaving worked hard to pay the costRisen as I am, a new creationLiving the joy with fascinationI know I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Since September 11, An Entire Generation of Young Americans Has Gained New Understanding of the Value of Freedom and Its Cost and Duty and Its Sacrifice

“Since September 11, an entire generation of young Americans has gained new understanding of the value of freedom and its cost and duty and its sacrifice. The battle is now joined on many fronts. We will not waver, we will … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of Memorial Day

“I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States.” -John Adams

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First Principles: I Am Willing To Know the Whole Truth; To Know the Worst and To Provide For It

“Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I … Continue reading

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In Community

In Communityby Michael DoyleComing together in communityFulfills our need for familyAnxiousness brings rise to dangerAs to each other we have become strangersViolence takes away from us allDestruction only brings pride’s fallWhen we forget our relationsWe only bring sorrow to our … Continue reading

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The Death Head of Night

The Death Head of Nightby Michael DoyleThere in the darkest of the 20th CenturyWere pages to learn from in our historySuch evil as was darker than the nightWhere our traditions still bring us lightNo matter what the king tells usTruth … Continue reading

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