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Thought For the Day: Three Grand Essentials To Happiness In This Life Are Something To Do, Something To Love and Something To Hope For

“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” – Joseph Addison, writer (1672-1719)

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First Principles: Kings or Parliaments Could Not Give the Rights Essential To Happiness…We Claim Them From A Higher Source – From the King of Kings and Lord of All the Earth

“Kings or parliaments could not give the rights essential to happiness… We claim them from a higher source — from the King of kings, and Lord of all the earth. They are not annexed to us by parchments and seals. … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Laws, and Not the Caprice Or Whim of Those In Government, Ought To Restrict the Actions of the Government. The Primacy of the Rule of Law Is Clear Throughout the Declaration…”

“(T)he laws, and not the caprice or whim of those in government, ought to restrict the actions of the government. The primacy of the rule of law is clear throughout the Declaration, but the first grievance gives us a clear articulation … Continue reading

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First Principles: We May Define A Republic To Be…A Government Which Derives All Its Powers Directly Or Indirectly From…the People

“We may define a republic to be, or at least may bestow that name on, a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people, and is administered by persons holding their offices … 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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First Principles: The Citizens of America Have Too Much Discernment To Be Argued Into Anarchy

“The citizens of America have too much discernment to be argued into anarchy. and I am much mistaken if experience has not wrought a deep and solemn conviction in the public mind that greater energy of government is essential to … Continue reading

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Specter of A Well Aimed Gun

Between the chase scenes, I believe science fiction grapples on some of humanity’s biggest questions.  Do you? Specter of A Well Aimed Gun by Michael Doyle Specters of a gun take aim Innocent of the perceptions slain Fooled by the … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Militia When Properly Formed Are In Fact the People Themselves

“A militia when properly formed are in fact the people themselves… and include all men capable of bearing arms. . . To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms.” – Richard Henry Lee, … Continue reading

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On Capturing the Iconic

Photography, of all sorts, is a passion of mine! On Capturing the Iconic by Michael Doyle Subject, light and composition Each of these open to interpretation Each of these subject to natural limitation These are the things essential To the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Endeavor Not Only To Be Learned But Virtuous

“A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should … Continue reading

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