Tag Archives: Duty

Inside the Cave

Which side of a dream is real? Inside the Cave by Michael Doyle In this slumber we call life Some prefer peace over strife To these, I find that I agree But, that hasn’t been the life led by me … Continue reading

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First Principles: 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

“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 (1789)      

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Truth of This Human’s Race

The truth is what will set us all free.  Man is mortal – limited in time.  But, not in God’s grace. Truth of This Human’s Race by Michael Doyle Thank you Father for loving me Making your grace part of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Boys, I Only Did My Duty; the Old Flag Never Touched the Ground

“Boys, I only did my duty; the old flag never touched the ground!” – Sgt. William Carney, Born into slavery, rose to serve his country, America, to the point of becoming a Medal of Honor recipient commenting on his brave … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: By Academic Freedom I Understand the Right To Search For Truth and To Publish and Teach What One Holds To Be True

“By academic freedom I understand the right to search for truth and to publish and teach what one holds to be true. This right implies also a duty; one must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to … Continue reading

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First Principles: If Individuals Be Not Influenced By Moral Principles; It Is In Vain To Look For Public Virtue

“If individuals be not influenced by moral principles; it is in vain to look for public virtue; it is, therefore, the duty of legislators to enforce, both by precept and example, the utility, as well as the necessity of a … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Most Sacred of Duties of A Government Is To Do Equal and Impartial Justice To All Citizens

“The most sacred of the duties of a government [is] to do equal and impartial justice to all citizens.” – Thomas Jefferson (1816)    

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First Principles: I Must Study Politics and War That My Children May Have Liberty To Study Math and Philosophy

“The Science of Government it is my Duty to study, more than all other Sciences: the Art of Legislation and Administration and Negotiation, out to take Place, indeed to exclude in a manner all other arts. I must study Politicks … Continue reading

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Pinkerton Lawman

The Pinkertons became the crux of what became the Secret Service.  Their storied history is often looked these days. Pinkerton Lawman by Michael Doyle A snake isn’t hard to find In the what that’s left behind When you flip over … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: On Each Part of the Human Race Is Laid the Duty To Keep Alight Its Own Lamp of Mind As Its Part In the Illumination of the World

“On each race is laid the duty to keep alight its own lamp of mind as its part in the illumination of the world. To break the lamp of any people is to deprive it of its rightful place in … Continue reading

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