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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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First Principles: The Most Important Role of the Executive Is to Preserve, Protect and Defend the Constitution

“The duty imposed upon him to take care, that the laws be faithfully executed, follows out the strong injunctions of his oath of office, that he will ‘preserve, protect, and defend the constitution.’ The great object of the executive department … Continue reading

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First Principles: The President Is Under The Most Solemn Duty To the Constitution

“No man can well doubt the propriety of placing a president of the United States under the most solemn obligations to preserve, protect, and defend the constitution. It is a suitable pledge of his fidelity and responsibility to his country; … Continue reading

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First Principles: Love Liberty Enough To Guard and Defend It

“God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.”  – Daniel Webster, in Speech (3 June 1834); reported in Edward Everett, ed., The Works of Daniel Webster (1851), volume iv, page 47 … Continue reading

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First Principles: To Have Freedom, You Must Defend It

“The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought.” – Samuel Adams, writing as Candidus in The Boston Gazette (October 14, 1771) Other writings by Samuel Adams may be read here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2092Continue reading

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