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First Principles: Guard With Jealous Attention the Public Liberty

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” – Patrick Henry (1788)

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The Problem of Pride

The Problem of Prideby Michael DoyleEasily knownPride is the diseaseWe’ve seen this and it showsPutting us all ill at easeSeen in others, we forgetAll of those thingsWe struggle and yet we forgetAll the troubles, living bringsSeemingly standing positiveBut we think … Continue reading

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First Principles: Guard With Jealous Attention the Public Liberty. Suspect Everyone Who Approaches That Jewel.

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” – Patrick Henry (1788)

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First Principles: Guard With Jealous Attention the Public Liberty. Suspect Every one Who Approaches That Jewel

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel.” – Patrick Henry (1788)

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A Wolf Keeps Watch

A Wolf Keeps Watchby Michael DoyleLike a wolf into a flock of sheepTheir troubled souls, he would keepFor he was a reformed wolf standing guard against the enemyAnd there were questions of one’s dignityPoints of contention still must be proved … Continue reading

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First Principles: Guard With Jealous Attention the Public Liberty

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” – Patrick Henry (1788) in his speech before the … Continue reading

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In His Faithfulness

Based in part on Romans 6:   In His Faithfulness by Michael Doyle For all our fears and all of our doubt The Lord will guard us faithfully Established as guard that we might work out That the Lord has … Continue reading

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Planted Seed of Fear

Poem 4 in a series retelling a classic werewolf tale: Planted Seed of Fear by Michael Doyle Plant the seed The seed of fear As the blood moon rises Evil comes in its disguises The village wills to celebrate While … Continue reading

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Rites of Passage

What might it be to see the rites of passage for a Viking daring to reach west not east and in so doing changes perceptions of possibility? Rites of Passage by Michael Doyle As odd as it may seem You … Continue reading

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Guarding Against Faction

Today’s poem about American history speaks on some basic principles as set out in largely in Federalist Paper Number 10 in which we choose to become a republic and not a democracy to protection of nation from the encroachment of … Continue reading

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