Tag Archives: Freedom

Elephants Mourn Their Dead (Happy the Elephant)

Elephants Mourn Their Dead (Happy the Elephant)by Michael DoyleNo freedom, no libertyNo right to fundamental dignityHappy the Elephant pays the costAnd the decision it seems is lostThere will be no sanctuaryPersonhood has been denied capacityRegardless of intelligence, elephants are thingsSubstantially … Continue reading

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First Principles: Without Freedom of Thought There Can Be No Such Thing As Wisdom; and No Such Thing As Public Liberty, Without Freedom of Speech

“Without Freedom of Thought there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as Public Liberty, without Freedom of Speech.” -Benjamin Franklin (1722)

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Called To Freedom

Called To Freedomby Michael DoyleStanding firm on Sunday morningLiving life as if a warningDoing it as I can to my very bestFasting and testifying as I confessIt grew toward a borderline resentmentUntil I discovered what brought contentmentCalled to freedom to … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is Religion and Morality Alone Which Can Establish the Principles Upon Which Freedom Can Securely Stand

“It is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand.” – John Adams

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Thought For the Day: You Always Know the Mark of A Coward. A Coward Hides Behind Freedom. A Brave Person Stands In Front of Freedom and Defends It For Others

“You always know the mark of a coward. A coward hides behind freedom. A brave person stands in front of freedom and defends it for others.” – Henry Rollins.

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On the Importance of Free Speech On Campus

On the Importance of Free Speech On Campusby Michael DoyleOdd isn’t it? In a world seeking diversitySo many try to suppress free speech at the universityThis defeats the purpose of this being a nurseryFor the ideas and speech that are … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Liberties of Our Country, the Freedom of Our Civil Constitution, Are Worth Defending Against All Hazards. And It Is Our Duty To Defend Them

“The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.” – Samuel Adams, Essay, written under the pseudonym “Candidus,” in The Boston … Continue reading

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First Principles: No Protracted War Can Fail To Endanger the Freedom of A Democratic Country

“No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.” – Alexis de Tocqueville, statesman and historian (29 Jul 1805-1859)

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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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Dreams and Voices

Dreams and Voicesby Michael DoyleThe real truth revealed in the nightRevels in its parts brought to lightEven those that sear and hurtBringing the mind in focus, fully alertPretending to give an ounce of careAbout all the divisiveness laid bareIt is … Continue reading

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