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First Principles: The Freedom and Happiness of Man…(Are) the Sole Objects of All Legitimate Government

“The freedom and happiness of man…[are] the sole objects of all legitimate government.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thaddeus Kosciusko, 1810

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First Principles: Repeal That Welfare Law, and You Will Soon See A Change In their Manners. Industry Will Increase

“Repeal that [welfare] law, and you will soon see a change in their manners. [I]ndustry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circumstances will mend, and more will be done for their happiness by inuring them … Continue reading

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To Live Beyond the Grave

To Live Beyond the Graveby Michael Doyle There are things I think onThat I wish not to be goneThere are words I have saidThat might help others ahead it’s these things I would saveTo extend these beyond the graveIn hope … Continue reading

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Firefighter 54 (In Memoriam for the Death of My Sister)

For those who remember Michele, I offer in her memory on this anniversary of her death:   Firefighter 54 by Michael Doyle   ..Firefighter 54, firefighter 54 This is Ashland Fire Department Firefighter 54, Firefighter 54 This is Ashland Fire … Continue reading

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Outside My Shadow (Happy Birthday Angie At 14)

Outside My Shadow (Happy Birthday Angie At 14)by Michael DoyleHas it been a lifeOr some kind of a dreamIt’s hard to believeThat you’re turning fourteen14 years ago tomorrowYou first opened your eyesTaking away my sorrowAnd bringing a million surprisesThey say … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of Love

Through the Eyes of Loveby Michael DoyleThrough the eyes of love I see youDreaming of things we’ve grownTo become and what it is we doWhat the future holds is shownIn the way that you touch my handAnd how you kiss … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: One Is Happy As A Result of One’s Own Efforts Once One Knows the Necessary Ingredients of Happiness

“One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience.” – … Continue reading

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Once There Was A Beginning

Once There Was A Beginningby Michael DoyleOnce there was a beginningWhere two could end up winningA smile shared on a sunny dayYou really shook my blues awayYour two lips were surely meant for kissingAnd now here we are caught in … Continue reading

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First Principles: Religion and Good Morals Are the Only Solid Foundation of Public Liberty and Happiness

“Religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of public liberty and happiness.” – Samuel Adams (1778)

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First Principles: Kings or Parliaments Could Not Give the Rights Essential To Happiness…We Claim Them From A Higher Source – From the King of Kings and Lord of All the Earth

“Kings or parliaments could not give the rights essential to happiness… We claim them from a higher source — from the King of kings, and Lord of all the earth. They are not annexed to us by parchments and seals. … Continue reading

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