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Thought For the Day: Permanent Good Can Never Be the Outcome of Untruth and Violence

“Permanent good can never be the outcome of untruth and violence.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

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First Principles: As For You, You Meant Evil Against Me, But God Meant It For Good

“But Joseph said to them, Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good.” – Genesis 50:19-20

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First Principles: It was Intended To Lace Them Up Straightly Within Enumerated Powers and Those Without Which, As Means, These Powers Could Not Be Carried Into Effect

“They are not to do anything they please to provide for the general welfare, but only to lay taxes for that purpose. To consider the latter phrase not as describing the purpose of the first, but as giving a distinct … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Evil Is Powerless If the Good Are Unafraid

“Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.” – Ronald Reagan

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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: Hard Words Are Very Rarely Useful. Real Firmness Is Good For Everything. Strut Is Good for Nothing.

“Hard words are very rarely useful. Real firmness is good for every thing. Strut is good for nothing.” – Alexander Hamilton

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Strike the Match

Strike the Matchby Michael DoyleLife broke our heartsAnd filled it with sorrowLife killed our hopeBy filling us with promised tomorrowsThere inside our broken smilesAre the tatters, we won’t leave behindEven for a sacred shot at sanityThat is, after all, naught … Continue reading

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On the Third Day

On the Third Dayby Michael DoyleThe Holy Spirit brings us powerBut we bring tenderness to this hourEaster then is the pinnacle of gloryAs we tell the tale of the resurrection storyGod is the business of setting things rightHe paid for … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Kings Had Always Been Involving and Impoverishing Their People In Wars, Pretending Generally, If Not Always, That the Good of the People Was the Object

“Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object.” – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

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Sins of My Father Remembered

Sins of My Father Rememberedby Michael DoyleShadowed in doubtTrapped within rootsOn a planet ringed by orbitalsSeeking, search for any way outLooking for any solution that contributesToward escaping the controlsIn the Hotel NevermoreIs a bottle of tearsFor all the lost waysWatch … Continue reading

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