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The Importance of the Word

The Importance of the Wordby Michael DoyleIn this roll of yearsSoftly past the flowing tearsI think on words soughtTo connect the dot-to-dotThe words in mindI seek and sometimes findThat words are cultureAnd culture is the we nurtureSlipped into this elasticityIs … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Judge Has A Duty To Decide Cases Based Solely On the Law…Empathy Should Not Play A Role In A Judge’s Consideration of A Case

“A judge has a duty to decide cases based solely on the law … [T]o the extent that empathy is defined as one’s ability to share what another person is feeling from the other person’s point of reference, empathy should … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Powers of Congress Must Be Defined, But Their Means Must Be Adequate To the Purposes of Their Constitution

“The powers of congress must be defined, but their means must be adequate to the purposes of their constitution. It is possible there may be abuses and misapplications; still, it is better to hazard something than to hazard at all.” … Continue reading

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The Geometry of Divine Form

The Geometry of Divine Formby Michael DoyleEveryone it seems makes their mistakesBut is is the what we do with the heartbreaksThat makes all of the most meaningful differenceA life well lived holds this with reverenceSuch is the same even of … Continue reading

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First Principles: They Define A Republic To Be A Government of Laws, and Not of Men

“They define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men.” – John Adams (1775) Learn more about the Founders’ intentions with respect to establishing the United States of America as a republic not a democracy here: … Continue reading

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Wall of Ego

Wall of Egoby Michael DoyleSelf righteous PhariseesAre often truth’s worst enemiesIn looking down on others, you miss the skiesSelf-deceived by our prideful, lying eyesMissing the mark of God, in favor of meBelieving myself the pilot of my lifeI mistake my … Continue reading

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First Principles: Do You Want To Know Who You Are? Don’t Ask. Act! Action Will Delineate and Define You

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” – Thomas Jefferson

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First Principles: They Define A Republic To Be A Government of Laws and Not of Men

“They define a Republic to be a government of laws, and not of men.” – John Adams

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Thought For the Day: The Power To Define the Situation Is the Ultimate Power

“The power to define the situation is the ultimate power.” – Jerry Rubin, activist and author (14 Jul 1938-1994) We, who would keep America per the founding principles of our republic, must learn this truism.   We keep allowing the Far … Continue reading

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