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First Principles: Republics Are Created By the Virtue, Public Spirit and Intelligence of the Citizens

“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, … Continue reading

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To Feel Again

To Feel Againby Michael DoyleI admire people who are unafraid to feelWho know the danger and yet keep it realIt is scary to feel that compulsive somethingBut it beats the feeling of nothingAs life hands us our challenging handA fate … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Rigid Economy of the Public Contributions and Absolute Interdiction of All Useless Expenses Will Go Far Towards Keeping Government Honest and Unoppressive

“A rigid economy of the public contributions and absolute interdiction of all useless expenses will go far towards keeping the government honest and unoppressive.” – Thomas Jefferson, in Letter to Lafayette (1823)    

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Cursed Fate

Once upon a not so long ago, even words spoken could get you accused of all sorts of things.   Now it’s a new sort of dogma that we have to conform to or pay a wicked price.  Funny isn’t … Continue reading

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Words To Feeling

These days with so many choices out there, it seems an endless spiral of restless hearts.  Here’s to those whose hearts have found their home.   I see it in a plethora of friends who have now been married a … Continue reading

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The Veil Falls

That first sight.  You heart either implodes into the chemistry of it all.  Or, you sink into yourself and wonder at the missing spark.  Still, what an amazing concept to be resting in words alone and faith that true love … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The World Is Flawed, Do Right Anyhow

“ The Paradoxical Commandments People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Exists In the Economy and Course of Nature, An Indissoluble Union Between Virtue and Happiness

“There exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity.” – … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: When You Open Your Heart To Patriotism, There Is No Room For Prejudice

“When You Open Your Heart to Patriotism, There Is No Room for Prejudice” – Donald Trump      

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