Tag Archives: Duty

First Principles: National Defense Is One of the Cardinal Duties of A Statesman

“National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman.” – John Adams (1815)    

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Ode To A Mad Dog

Read between the lines and realize that some things just need to be said regardless… Ode To A Mad Dog by Michael Romani In the depths of a duty of silence Is the observed, held with vigilance That there are … Continue reading

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First Principles: When the Government Violates the People’s Rights, Insurrection Is the Most Sacred of Rights and Most Indispensable of Duties

“When the government violates the people’s rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties.” – Marquis de Lafayette      

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Eulogy For the Profane

The last few days have been painful.  I wonder if that means I’m growing?  Isn’t that the saying “no pain, no gain”? Eulogy For the Profane by Michael Romani They say profanity Is the sign of a lazy mind All … Continue reading

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First Principles: American Military Personnel Stand Ready To Storm the Gates of Hell If Necessary

“Issue the orders, sir, and I will storm hell!” – Anthony Wayne      

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First Principles: It Is the Duty of All Nations To Acknowledge God, Obey His Will, Be Grateful and Humbly Ask His Protection and Favor

“(I)t is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor …” – George Washington, in establishing a day … Continue reading

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First Principles: Honor, Justice and Humanity Makes It Our Duty To Pass Liberty On To Our Children’s Children

“Honor, justice, and humanity, call upon us to hold, and to transmit to our posterity, that liberty which we received from our ancestors. It is not our duty to leave wealth to our children, but it is our duty to … Continue reading

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Inward Crash

The injuries from the military that are visible only scratch the surface of the totality. Inward Crash by Michael Romani There’s a loneliness in his memory Sitting and looking out to the sea Images explode, implode and won’t go away … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Generally, Societies Flourish and Decline To the Degree These Exercise the Duties of Justice and Humanity

“As a general truth, communities prosper and flourish, or droop and decline, in just the degree that they practise or neglect to practise the primary duties of justice and humanity.” – William Henry Seward, Secretary of State, Governor, and Senator … Continue reading

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First Principles: Matters of Faith Must Be Left To the Conviction and Conscience of Every Person

“Because we hold it for a fundamental and undeniable truth, “that religion or the duty which we owe to our Creator and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence.” … Continue reading

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