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First Principles: History and Experience Prove That Foreign Influence Is One of the Most Baneful Foes of Republican Government

“History and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government.” – George Washington (1796)

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Shorebreak Blues

Shorebreak Bluesby Michael DoyleOut there on my hideaway, ride the bayI spend my moments in my casual wayHere to surf not to observe or talkI watch the waves crash on Jackpot RockI feel Autumn come creeping in Dreaming in my … Continue reading

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Things Remembered

Things Rememberedby Michael DoyleDespite the well of star-crossed tearsHaving had been ponded through the yearsOf one thing, I have certainly foundThat there are enough words to be chased aroundOne thing proven is the swollen sure chanceInvolved in each moment lived … Continue reading

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In Our Persistence

A fascinating presentation on cognition and how we’re all allegedly living in some sort of a shared hallucination that we call reality, led to this… In Our Persistence by Michael Doyle As I sit there listening My neurons sparkling and … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Those Who Cannot Remember the Past Are Condemned To Repeat It

“Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana in The Life of Reason   … Continue reading

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First Principles: History By Apprising Citizens of the Past Will Enable Them To Judge of the Future

“History by apprising [citizens] of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of … Continue reading

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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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The Moral Imagination

It is not enough to give to our children and our society definitions of right and wrong or normless stories and books leading to an inability to make the profound decisions needed for the better world we so desperately need. … Continue reading

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Sacred Questions

How do we have the courage to ask the questions that must be asked?  We just do.. maybe? Sacred Questions by Michael Doyle Searching for the courage needed Listening to the inner voices, I’ve pleaded To the one that asks … Continue reading

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First Principles: Having Lived Long, I Have Many Instances of Being Obligated…To Change My Opinions… I Thought Right But Found To Be Otherwise

“Having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obligated, by better information or fuller consideration, to change my opinions even on important subjects, which I thought right but found to be otherwise.” – Benjamin Franklin, Speech on Sept. … Continue reading

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