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First Principles: A Republic, If You Can Keep It.

 “A republic, if you can keep it.” – Benjamin Franklin After the Biden Administration has repetitively stressed calling the American way of life over and over again, it seems there is no better time to remind those misinformed to read … Continue reading

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First Principles: Real Liberty Is Neither Found In Despotism Or the Extremes of Democracy, But In Moderate Governments

“Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.” – Alexander Hamilton

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Thought For the Day: When Confidence In the Election Process Disappears, Confidence In the Legitimacy of Government Disappears With It

“The reason our democratic republic has functioned as well as it has for the past 231 years is because of our trust in the electoral process. When confidence in the election process disappears, confidence in the legitimacy of government disappears … Continue reading

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Together We Will Stand

Together We Will Standby Michael DoyleThere is now in this time of historyA grain going against the orthodoxyThat states that the power rests in populismDespite the modern move against nationalismToday, a certain set wishes our knees to bowAs if to … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Known Propensity of A Democracy Is To Licentiousness Which the Ambitious Call and Ignorant Believe To Be Liberty

“The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call and ignorant believe to be liberty.” – Fisher Ames (1788) As we move further from the republican form of government our Constitution established, further slipping into ‘democracy’, … Continue reading

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Guarding Against Faction

Today’s poem about American history speaks on some basic principles as set out in largely in Federalist Paper Number 10 in which we choose to become a republic and not a democracy to protection of nation from the encroachment of … Continue reading

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Consent of the Governed

Continuing in a series of poems about the establishment of our republican form of government and life under the rule of law as set out in our constitution: Consent of the Governed by Michael Doyle The standards are set by … Continue reading

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A Star Wars Lesson In Liberty

May 4th has become, for some, a day of tribute to Star Wars as “May the 4th Be With You” day.   When the day passed recently, it gave me some cause to think about how we around the planet … 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, in Novanglus No. 7 (March 6, 1775) Consider this a hugely needed public service announcement.  We should never allow America to become a … Continue reading

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On the 1619 Project

An ahistorical work that seeks to repudiate the founding principles of America won the Pulitzer Prize today.   In my eyes, all luster is now gone to both the Nobel prizes and the Pulitzer with this move.   It’s not … Continue reading

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