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Denunciation (of Joseph Brodsky)

Denunciation (Of Joseph Brodsky)by Michael DoyleNo longer the young poet, but grown olderHe remained the lyric voice of his generationA social parasite who lived ever bolderAs an involuntary exile held in venerationTold he was pornographic and destroyed by an anxietyNot … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Take Away the Heritage of A People and They Are Easily Destroyed

“Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily destroyed.” – Karl Marx Large protest at Jefferson High School; another group topples Washington statue on Sandy Blvd. | kgw.com

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Sharing God’s Love

Sharing God’s Loveby Michael DoyleStrange…at this time in historyThat two thirds of children live in povertyThis is something we can changeIf only our priorities, we would rearrangeEach step that we might takeCan be the difference that we makeThis is the … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Instrument By Which It (Government) Must Act Is Either the Authority of the Laws or Force. If the First Is Destroyed, the Last Must Be Substituted

“The instrument by which it [government] must act are either the AUTHORITY of the laws or FORCE. If the first be destroyed, the last must be substituted; and where this becomes the ordinary instrument of government there is an end … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: I Must Fight Against: Any Idea, Religion or Government Which Limits or Destroys the Individual

“And this I must fight against: any idea, religion or government which limits or destroys the individual. … I can understand why a system built on a pattern must try to destroy the free mind, for this is the one … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Most Effective Way To Destroy A People Is To Deny and Obliterate Their Own Understanding of Their History

“The most effective way to destroy a people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” – George Orwell

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Thought For the Day: The Use of Force To Achieve Equality Will Destroy Freedom, and the Force, Introduced For Good Purposes, Will End Up In the Hands of People Who Use It To Promote Their Own Interest

“The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force, introduced for good purposes, will end up in the hands of people who use it to promote their own interest.” – Milton Friedman (1912-2006)

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For God So Loved the World

For God So Loved the Worldby Michael DoyleSpeaking across the latitude of agesComes the noble language of sagesTouching each soul as each an individualComprehended as fully as we are capableEternal questions fill up our needAs we learn and grow as … Continue reading

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In the Providence of Seneca

In the Providence of Senecaby Michael DoyleIn the age of ancient tyrannyWhen Rome had lost its libertyEven a good man might compromiseFor the partial good seen in his eyesThough at times, it took its tollTo hide his better angels in … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Whole People Are the Militia. Whenever Governments Mean To Invade the Rights and Liberties of the People, They Always Attempt To Destroy the Militia

“The Whole People Are the Militia. Whenever Governments Mean To Invade the Rights and Liberties of the People, They Always Attempt To Destroy the Militia.” – Elbridge Gerry

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