Tag Archives: Duty

Thought For the Day: By Liberty, I Mean the Assurance That Every Man Shall Be Protected In Doing What He Believes His Duty Against the Influence of Authority and Majorities, Custom, and Opinion

“By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.” – Lord Acton (1834-1902)

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First Principles: It Is the Duty of All Nations To Acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God,…and Humbly Implore His Protection and Favors

“It 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 favors.” – George Washington

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Thought For the Day: A Judge Has A Duty To Decide Cases Based Solely On the Law…Empathy Should Not Play A Role In A Judge’s Consideration of A Case

“A judge has a duty to decide cases based solely on the law … [T]o the extent that empathy is defined as one’s ability to share what another person is feeling from the other person’s point of reference, empathy should … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is the Duty of Parents To Maintain Their Children Decently, and According To Their Circumstances; To Protect Them According To the Dictates of Prudence

“It is the duty of parents to maintain their children decently, and according to their circumstances; to protect them according to the dictates of prudence; and to educate them according to the suggestions of a judicious and zealous regard for … Continue reading

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Lessons From Alcestis

Lessons From Alcestisby Michael DoyleAlcestis was the fairest of daughtersMuch beloved by Pelias, her fatherSo too loved by her husband, AdmetusAnd of her son, the warrior EumelusFearing that death might come to soonMade Admetus err in bringing love to ruinFor … Continue reading

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First Principles: Whensoever Hostile Aggression…Requires A Resort To War, We Must Meet Our Duty and Convince the World That We Are Just Friends and Brave Enemies

“Whensoever hostile aggression…requires a resort to war, we must meet our duty and convince the world that we are just friends and brave enemies.” – Thomas Jefferson

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First Principles: The Whole Art of Government Consists In the Art of Being Honest. Only Aim To Do Your Duty, and Mankind Will Give You Credit Where You Fail

“The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.” – Thomas Jefferson (1774)

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A Brodsky View of the Pandemic

A Brodsky View of the Pandemicby Michael DoyleShow trial advances without stayCharges pressed without any delayThe time arrives to dispense all playIn a fluke filled with fearsCame the nice as if to cheersThat would repeat themselves through yearsQuickly then comes … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Bible Is the Best of All Books, For It Is the Word of God and Teaches Us the Way To Be Happy In this World and In the Next

 “Condescend, merciful Father! to grant as far as proper these imperfect petitions, to accept these inadequate thanksgivings, and to pardon whatever of sin hath mingled in them for the sake of Jesus Christ, our blessed Lord and Savior; unto Whom, … Continue reading

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Even the Mother of God

Even the Mother of Godby Michael DoyleEven the mother of God was humanTaking her steps best that she canWhen she became chosen with careThis world’s savior to carry and bearGabriel appeared in dead of the nightTelling her the truth and … Continue reading

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