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First Principles: The Magnitude of This Evil (Slavery) Among Us Is So Deeply Felt, and So Universally Acknowledged That No Merit Could Be Greater Than That of Devising A Satisfactory Remedy For It

“The magnitude of this evil [slavery] among us is so deeply felt, and so universally acknowledged; that no merit could be greater than that of devising a satisfactory remedy for it.”  – James Madison (1825), 4th President of the United States … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The World Is A Dangerous Place To Live, Not Because of the People Who Are Evil, But Because of the People Who Don’t Do Anything About It

“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” – Albert Einstein (1879-1955

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First Principles: Liberty..Justly Understood Is Sacred

“Liberty is a word which, according as it is used, comprehends the most good and the most evil of any in the world. Justly understood it is sacred next to those which we appropriate in divine adoration; but in the … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Only Thing Necessary For Evil To Triumph Is For Good Men To Do Nothing

“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

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Thought For the Day: I Pray That I Keep My Tongue From Evil and My Lips From Deceitful Speech

“Beautiful One, I am grateful for my life and I want to see good days, so I pray that I keep my tongue from evil and my lips from deceitful speech. Let the words that I use be transparent and … Continue reading

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Krampus

Krampusby Michael DoyleWith his cloven hoofs he has comeTo seek out lurkers in the kingdomTo those who would bring such evilKrampus can do worse than bedevilReading as he does from the book of lifeRestoring the peace to those who bring … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Kings

A Tale of Two Kingsby Michael DoyleWatching as our days unfoldInto the stories yet untoldLife is a gift for us to liveIn taking less than we have to giveLet’s not let the Grinch steal ChristmasNo snarling sneer will stop this … Continue reading

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The Legend of the Sword

The Legend of the Swordby Michael DoyleIn the centuries that came beforeMyth and legend became the ways of loreMan and mage coexisted in peaceUntil Mordred’s darkness slipped its leashA sorcerer turned to his dark ambitionAgainst mankind in a betrayal of … Continue reading

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Reflections On Dorian Gray, Pt VIII: Reality’s Seams

Reflections On Dorian Gray, Pt VIII: Reality’s Seamsby Michael DoyleThere on that snow fallen black of nightIn an alley filled with guilt’s blightDorian fears the tell of tongue wagged taleThat pursues him to the gates of HellThere are dreadful things … Continue reading

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Reflections on Dorian Gray V: Immortality Revealed

Reflections on Dorian Gray V: Immortality Revealedby Michael DoyleArt imitates life as life imitates artMasquerading in the wantonness of the heartIt’s a fearful discovery of the monster withinThat while we don’t understand, causes us to sinActing in the the brazen … Continue reading

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