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Cobblestoned Memories

Cobblestoned Memoriesby Michael DoyleCobbled together in our memoriesAre the pictures of our communitiesThe pages drying out as historiesWe will one day look on as our legaciesTalking in our circled tomorrowsFinding drops of happiness in our sorrowLearning from each other to … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Like the Dreams of the Future Better Than the History of the Past

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” – Thomas Jefferson

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First Principles: History and Experience Prove That Foreign Influence Is One of the Most Baneful Foes of Republican Government

“Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence, (I conjure you to believe me fellow citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful … Continue reading

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My Business Is the Future

My Business Is the Futureby Michael DoyleLike other dreamersMy concern isn’t the presentThat’s for erratic schemersAnd others that we grow to resentMy business is the futureNot as an oracle but as one who createsLooking for the right things to nurtureEngaged … Continue reading

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First Principles: History By Apprising Citizens of the Past Will Enable Them To Judge of the Future; It Will Avail Them of the Experience of Other Times and Other Nations

“History by apprising [citizens] of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of … Continue reading

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End Game

End Gameby Michael DoyleAt the base of our societyIs none other than the familyWhere better to build a ministryTo make the changes needed for historyIt’s a struggle in drifting apartWe need to focus on matters of the heartThe stages of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: This Idea – That Government Was Beholden To the People…Is Still the Newest, Most Unique Idea In All The Long History of Man’s Relation To Man

“The Founding Fathers knew a government can’t control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. So we have come to a … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is Not A Single Instance In History In Which Civil Liberty Was Lost, and Religious Liberty Preserved Entire

“There is not a single instance in history in which civil liberty was lost, and religious liberty preserved entire. If therefore we yield up our temporal property, we at the same time deliver the conscience into bondage.” – John Witherspoon, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Is Not Enough Not To Lie. One Should Strive Not To Lie In A Negative Sense By Remaining Silent

“The epitaph that I would write for history would say: I conceal nothing. It is not enough not to lie. One should strive not to lie in a negative sense by remaining silent.” – Leo Tolstoy, novelist and philosopher (9 … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The History of Liberty Has Largely Been the History of Procedural Safeguards

“The history of liberty has largely been the history of procedural safeguards.” – Justice FrankFurter1

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