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First Principles: Whenever the Pillars of Christianity Are Overthrown, Our Republican Government and All Blessing From It Will Fall With Them

“To the kindly influence of Christianity we owe that degree of civil freedom, and political and social happiness, which mankind now enjoys…Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government – and all blessings which … Continue reading

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Thankful For That Yellow Brick Road

A poem of gratitude # 23 for the songs of my life that feel deeply in my heart: Thankful For That Yellow Brick Road by Michael Romani A pre-winter’s chill is felt to the bone As I sit here thinking … Continue reading

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Gratitude For A Unified Field of Connection

A poem in the light of gratitude #20: Gratitude For A Unified Field of Connection by Michael Romani Increasingly one for less and less punctuality While I search for gratitude as my reality I find much of it has to … Continue reading

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With Appreciation

A poem of gratitude #15 in appreciation and gratitude for the influence of the California Sound of the 1960s and early 1970s. With Appreciation by Michael Romani There is really all kinds of music But, it doesn’t really abuse it … Continue reading

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Think On These Things

Keeping your mind on the positive and away from the negative is trick of life well worth the learning.  It is so easy, too easy, for my mind to turn toward the negative.  But when I keep my mind and … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is the Influence of Christianity That Has Brought Civil Freedom and Social Happiness Which Mankind Enjoys

“To the kindly influence of Christianity we owe that degree of civil freedom, and political and social happiness which mankind now enjoys…. Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government, and all blessings which … Continue reading

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First Principles: To Listen Well Is As Powerful As To Talk Well

“To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.” – John Marshall      

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First Principles: Our Liberty Depends On Our Education, Law and Habits and Is Founded On Morality and Religion

“Our liberty depends on our education, our laws, and habits . . . it is founded on morals and religion, whose authority reigns in the heart, and on the influence all these produce on public opinion before that opinion governs … Continue reading

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First Principles: Beware That Two Passions Strongly Influence Politics – Love of Power and Love of Money

“(T)here are two passions which have a powerful influence in the affairs of men. These are ambition and avarice—the love of power and the love of money. Separately, each of these has great force in prompting men to action; but, … Continue reading

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A Prayer For the Healing

No use whining about life’s complications really, right?  So let me just encourage everyone to love when they can and cry when you feel it’s needed. Keep your hearts open and find that bit of truth that works to make … Continue reading

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