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A Vancouverite Current

The Na/GloPoWriM0 Day 15 challenge is to provide a Robert Brown or Shakespearian styled monologue sort of a poem.  I opted for a redo on Hamlet’s  “To Be or Not To Be” monologue. Kind of.. I opted for happy thoughts not … Continue reading

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First Principles: Can the Liberties of A Nation Be Secure When The Conviction That the Liberties Are A Gift From God?

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Greatest Good For Our Nation Is To Heal Party Divisions and Act As One People

“The greatest good we can do our country is to heal its party divisions and make them one people.” – Thomas Jefferson (1801)    

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First Principles: Our Liberties Are A Gift From God

“And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Only Regret Having But One Life To Lose For My Country

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” – Nathan Hale, before being hanged by the British, September 22, 1776 Some give all…    

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An Elegy To Common Sense

Poem A Day #11 is to be an elegy.  The word prompt is ‘black hole’. Milkwood’s definition of elegy is limited to the following.  I would argue that the person who wrote the notecard needs to revisit this.  I have … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Politician Best Serves His or Her Party By Serving the Country Well (Not By Partisanship)

“He serves his party best who serves the country best.” – Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th US president (4 Oct 1822-1893)    

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First Principles: Every Master of Slaves Is A Petty Tyrant Bringing Judgment of Heaven On Their Nations

“Every master of slaves is born a petty tyrant. They bring the judgement of heaven upon a country. As nations cannot be rewarded or punished in the next world, they must be in this. By an inevitable chain of causes … Continue reading

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First Principles: Act Worthy Of Yourselves

“Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of … Continue reading

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To Unite A Kingdom

Started watching the Third Season of The Last Kingdom on Netflix today.  This is loosely based on that: To Unite A Kingdom by Michael Romani The kingdom that is must not fall The blood of sirens majestically call For all the … Continue reading

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