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First Principles: A Nation, Despicable By Its Weakness, Forfeits Even the Privilege of Being Neutral

“The rights of neutrality will only be respected when they are defended by an adequate power.   A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral.” – Alexander Hamilton,  Federalist No. 11    

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First Principles: Resistance To Tyranny Is the Christian and Social Duty of Each Individual

“Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual. … Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.” … Continue reading

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First Principles: Among the Natural Rights of All Is First the Right To Life

“Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.” – Samuel Adams    

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Thought For the Day: Freedom Is the Sure Possession of Those Alone Who Have the Courage To Defend It

“Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.” – Pericles    

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First Principles: Resistance To Tyranny Is the Christian and Social Duty of Each Person

“Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual …Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.”. – … Continue reading

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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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Valentine’s Day Villanelle

Milkwood’s  Poem A Day #7 is at best very difficult.  The form is the Villanelle.  The word prompt is ‘tide’. The villanelle consists of: “19 lines. Two rhymes. Two lines that repeat. Six stanzas – five are three lines each … Continue reading

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Letter To A Friend

I was thinking on something earlier.  Sadly, I often do that.  Think.   Doesn’t always pay off well.  This time maybe it did. Letter To A Friend by Michael Romani The world can be a cruel place He says with … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, US Navy!

In 1775 the US Navy was birthed to help take on tyranny.  It’s still on mission today.  October 13, 2018 was its anniversary.  We would be remiss if we didn’t show our gratitude for all that’s been done on behalf … Continue reading

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The Great Fall

Based in part on The Great Wall movie… The Great Fall by Michael Romani There is that nameless order There on every life’s border There are changes to behold And with them, new stories to be told Though the greatest … Continue reading

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