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First Principles: Tis Folly In One Nation To Look For Disinterested Favors From Another

“Tis folly in one Nation to look for disinterested favors from another; that it must pay with a portion of its Independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that by such acceptance, it may place itself in the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Those Who Expect To Reap the Blessings of Freedom, Must, Like Men, Undergo the Fatigues of Supporting It

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine (1777)

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First Principles: It Is the Madness of Folly, To Expect Mercy From Those Who Have Refused To Do Justice

“It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as … Continue reading

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First Principles: Those Who Expect To Reap the Blessings of Freedom, Must, Like Men, Undergo the Fatigues of Supporting It

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine (1777)

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First Principles: Those Who Expect To Reap the Blessings of Freedom, Must, Like Men, Undergo the Fatigues of Supporting It

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine (1777)

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First Principles: It Is the Madness of Folly, To Expect Mercy From Those Who Have Refused To Do Justice

“It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice.” — Thomas Paine (1776)

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On Autumnal Equinox 2020 – Happy First Day Of Autumn

On Autumnal Equinox 2020by Michael DoyleThe world speaks of falling backThe world thinks on falling backYet, it is that as Fall comes to lockWe enter our Southward EquinoxThe Sun has shifts its celestial destinationNo longer balanced in the Libra constellationIt … Continue reading

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First Principles: Those Who Expect To Reap the Blessings of Freedom, Must, Like Men, Undergo the Fatigue of Supporting It

“Those Who Expect To Reap the Blessings of Freedom, Must, Like Men, Undergo the Fatigue of Supporting It.” – Thomas Paine    

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Awkward Silence Felt

Does anyone else ever get into routines?  I suppose there is good and bad to these things. Awkward Silence Felt by Michael Doyle The awkward silence between Feels down, dirty and mean In pop culture’s references We’re coming down to … Continue reading

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First Principles: In A Public Life, A Man Whose Political Principles Have Any Decided Character and…Energy…To Give Them Effect Must Expect Political Hostility

“I suppose, indeed, that in public life, a man whose political principles have any decided character and who has energy enough to give them effect must always expect to encounter political hostility from those of adverse principles.” – Thomas Jefferson … Continue reading

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