Tag Archives: Democracy

In the Tragedy of Wisdom

In the Tragedy of Wisdomby Michael DoyleAs we sit writing for an audienceAimed as it is to somehow pleaseThe words of Shakespeare and SophoclesShine in all of their brillianceOne wrote for the strong, just kingThe other in the promise of … Continue reading

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First Principles: Democracy and Socialism Have Nothing In Common But One Word: equality. But Notice the Difference… Socialism Seeks… Restraint and Servitude

“Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.” – Alexis de Tocqueville

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First Principles: Democracy Will Soon Degenerate Into An Anarchy, Such An Anarchy That Every Man Will Do What is Right In His Own Own Eyes

“[D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man’s life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscopeby Michael DoyleIndia offers her vast diversitySimply put, a wealth of complexityFilled with peace within her kaleidoscopeAs harmonious coexistence offers hopeSlumdog lords are opulent in a historyOf a people struggling with povertyPluralistic in a free market democracyAs a metaphor lived … Continue reading

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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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