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First Principles: I Place Economy Among the First and Most Important of Republican Virtues, and Public Debt As the Greatest of Dangers To Be Feared

“I … place economy among the first and most important of republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared. … Taxation follows that, and in its turn wretchedness and oppression.”– Thomas Jefferson, Letter to … Continue reading

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Evil Does Not Truly Sleep

Evil Does Not Truly Sleepby Michael DoyleEvil does not truly sleepIt merely waitsOut there in the darkness deepGone unseen, it seals our fateOnly in the blessed is there restIn the secrets where it’s confessedThat hearts must find their healingBringing truth … Continue reading

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Before the Darkness

Before the Darknessby Michael DoyleBefore the darknessThere was lightAnd with that divisionBecame the nightLegends have it As legends willThat the evil oneIs necessary to the taleBleak is the seasonIn which we search for answersIt is the soul’s own treasonWhen fear … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Only Oppression Should Fear the Full Exercise of Freedom

“Only oppression should fear the full exercise of freedom.” – Jose Marti y Perez (1853-1895)

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First Principles: The Right To Freedom Being the Gift of God Almighty, It Is Not the Power of Man To Alienate This Gift

“If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the … Continue reading

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Weren’t Those the Teenaged Years?

Weren’t Those the Teenaged Years?by Michael DoyleThe teenaged yearsOf Saturday night solitudeWas a parade of smiles and tearsAnd many dramasWaiting to intrudeInto the happiness that cameAnd that provided the frameIn moments of ShakespeareThat kept us awakeMaking us braver than our … Continue reading

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First Principles: I, However, Place Economy Among the First and Most Important Republican Virtues, and Public Debt As the Greatest of the Dangers To Be Feared

“I, however, place economy among the first and most important republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared.”– Thomas Jefferson 

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Among the First Casualties

Among the First Casualtiesby Michael DoyleAmong the first casualties of warIs the promise that love will live onAnd if something goes wrong, lovers will love moreThe white heat of passion burns until it’s goneA touch, a line, a singular traceA … Continue reading

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A Morning’s Meditation

A Morning’s Meditationby Michael Doyle As in the beginning it is nowAs it will ever be yet somehowThough dead in sense from sinIf Christ is in us, we are born again Through the spirit living in eachWe are risen again … Continue reading

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In Ceremony

In Ceremonyby Michael DoyleBeyond money and fearThere is an underlying trustThis is the path of loyaltyAnd without that currency, it is bustOnce broken, there is a penaltyEven among the underground’s royaltyit is the price that must be paidOr all that … Continue reading

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