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First Principles: The Spirit of Resistance to Government Is So Valuable On Certain Occasions, That I Wish It To Be Always Kept Alive

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Of All Tyrannies, A Tyranny Sincerely Exercised For the Good of Its Victims May Be the Most Oppressive

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.” – C. S. Lewis

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The Problem of Pride

The Problem of Prideby Michael DoyleEasily knownPride is the diseaseWe’ve seen this and it showsPutting us all ill at easeSeen in others, we forgetAll of those thingsWe struggle and yet we forgetAll the troubles, living bringsSeemingly standing positiveBut we think … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Real Rulers In Washington Are Invisible and Exercise Power From Behind the Scenes

“The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise power from behind the scenes.” – Justice Felix Frankfurter (1882-1965)

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First Principles: I Know No Safe Depository of the Ultimate Powers of the Society But the People Themselves

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Tyranny of the Many Would Be When One Body Takes Over the Rights of Others, and Then Exercises Its Power To Change the Laws In Its Favor

“The tyranny of the many would be when one body takes over the rights of others, and then exercises its power to change the laws in its favor.” – Voltaire (1694-1778)

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First Principles: I Know No Safe Depository of the Ultimate Power of the Society But the People Themselves

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from … Continue reading

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Covid and the Constitution

Covid and the Constitutionby Michael DoyleVoices arrayed together against an institutionOut of control of the reining in by the ConstitutionChecks and balances swept away along with our rightsStill, we ride forward like beleaguered knightsStay at home orders meant for communicable … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Safe Depository of the Ultimate Powers of American Society Is the People Themselves

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from … Continue reading

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First Principles: Government Should Be Formed To Secure and Enlarge the Exercise of the Natural Rights of Its Members

“Government, in my humble opinion, should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of the natural rights of its members; and every government, which has not this in view, as its principal object, is not a government of … Continue reading

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