Tag Archives: Deserve

Thought For the Day: Labor Is the Superior of Capital, and Deserves Much the Higher Consideration

“Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.” – Abraham … Continue reading

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Oblique Stare

Oblique Stareby Michael DoyleI looked up in an oblique stareUpward into that cold ceilingFighting with God in my prayerHoping that my wish would be prevailingTwo daughters stood near by my sideI was not ready to leave behindAnd to my Lord, … Continue reading

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On Behalf of the Uyghurs

On Behalf of the Uyghursby Michael DoyleGive me the whole of your sentence And I will still my will and serveGive me the entirety of your pretenseTell me what it is that I deserveAnd I will still write my poetryNever … Continue reading

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First Principles: They That Can Give Up Essential Liberty To Obtain A Little Temporary Safety, Deserve Neither Liberty Nor Safety

“They that can give up Essential Liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

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First Principles: Where There Is No Law, There Is No Liberty

“[W]here there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.” – Benjamin Rush, letter to David Ramsay, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Where There Is No Law, There Is No Liberty;…Nothing Deserved the Name of Law But That Which Is Certain and Universal In Its Operation Upon All

“Where there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.” – Benjamin Rush (1788) We see this … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: We Didn’t Love Freedom Enough. And Even More – We Had No Awareness of the Real Situation…We Purely and Simply Deserved Everything That Happened Afterward

“We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more — we had no awareness of the real situation… We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” – Soviet dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)

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First Principles: They That Can Give Up Essential Liberty To Purchase A Little Temporary Safety, Deserve Neither Liberty Nor Safety

“They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin (1759)

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Radically Reversed

Radically Reversedby Michael DoyleReversing the brokenness of circumstanceTo give sacred life to its every chanceKnowing that those who have less are not lessHowever much life’s moments might be a messThe most hurting present are our familyBlessed be this truth in … Continue reading

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First Principles: They That Can Give Up Essential Liberty To Purchase A Little Temporary Safety, Deserve Neither Liberty Nor Safety

“They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin (1759)

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