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Covid and the Constitution

Covid and the Constitutionby Michael DoyleVoices arrayed together against an institutionOut of control of the reining in by the ConstitutionChecks and balances swept away along with our rightsStill, we ride forward like beleaguered knightsStay at home orders meant for communicable … Continue reading

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First Principles: Abuses of the Press and Media Are So Important To Freedom and Science As to Be Deeply Regrettable As These Tend To Lessen Its Usefulness and To Sap Its Safety

“During the course of administration, and in order to disturb it, the artillery of the press has been levelled against us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could devise or dare. These abuses of an institution so important to freedom and … Continue reading

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Our Finest Hour

At this stage of American history, we advanced onto the world stage having no real choice but to fight a war on multiple fronts in World War II and rather self consciously becoming a, if not the, world leader in … Continue reading

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A Federation Begins

In the formation of the American Constitution, the world’s political  republican theory took a leap into reality despite some downsides. A Federation Begins by Michael Doyle The extending of institutionalized slavery Remains a bleak mark in American history Kicking the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Laws and Our Institutions Are Based On and Embody Christian Teachings

“Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of The Redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is An Object of Primary Importance That Public Opinion Be Enlightened Through Education

“Promote then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.” – George Washington, … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Unlimited Power To Tax Necessarily Is the Power To Destroy

“An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.” – John Marshall (1819)    

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Thought For the Day: The Shadow of A Man Is Determined By Character

“Every great institution is the lengthened shadow of a single man. His character determines the character of the organization.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (25 May 1803-1882)      

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Thought For the Day: In Science, Skepticism Is A Virtue

“Most institutions demand unqualified faith; but the institution of science makes skepticism a virtue.” – Robert King Merton, sociologist (4 Jul 1910-2003)      

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