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First Principles: No People Will Tamely Surrender Their Liberties, Nor Can Any Be Easily Subdued, When Knowledge is Diffused and Virtue Is Preserved

“No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own … Continue reading

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The Importance of the Word

The Importance of the Wordby Michael DoyleIn this roll of yearsSoftly past the flowing tearsI think on words soughtTo connect the dot-to-dotThe words in mindI seek and sometimes findThat words are cultureAnd culture is the we nurtureSlipped into this elasticityIs … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Is Important To View Knowledge As A Sort of A Semantic Tree – Make Sure You Understand the Fundamental Principles…Before You Get Into the Leaves/Details

“It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree — make sure you understand the fundamental principles, ie the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang … Continue reading

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First Principles: Knowledge Will Forever Govern Ignorance and A People Who Mean To Be Their Own Governors Must Arm Themselves With the Power Which Knowledge Gives

“Knowledge Will Forever Govern Ignorance and A People Who Mean To Be Their Own Governors Must Arm Themselves With the Power Which Knowledge Gives. ” – James Madison

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A Photographic Means

A Photographic Means(Dedicated to Berenice Abbott)To widen our knowledgeOf a world seen through camera’s eyeIt’s truly something to acknowledgeAn acquaintance of truth that will not dieThough it does sometimes fadeawayIn the meantime, it teaches us of todayThere’s an education in … Continue reading

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First Principles: If Virtue and Knowledge Are Diffused Among the People, They Will Never Be Enslaved. This Will Be Their Great Security

“If Virtue & Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslav’d. This will be their great Security.” – Samuel Adams (1779)

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Sowell

Sowellby Michael DoyleConstrainedOr unconstrainedThe views of mankindAre a spectrumIn which we findTwo pathsOf social theoryKnowledge of the decisionsThat make up an economyFactored in their controversyThe question Needed to be answeredIs what truly helps anyone?What makes for improvementImproves the world for … Continue reading

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Sins of My Father Remembered

Sins of My Father Rememberedby Michael DoyleShadowed in doubtTrapped within rootsOn a planet ringed by orbitalsSeeking, search for any way outLooking for any solution that contributesToward escaping the controlsIn the Hotel NevermoreIs a bottle of tearsFor all the lost waysWatch … Continue reading

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First Principles: If Virtue and Knowledge Are Diffused Among the People, The Will Never Be Enslaved. This Will Be Their Great Security

“If Virtue & Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslav’d. This will be their great Security.” – Samuel Adams (1779)

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A Republic To Be Kept

A Republic To Be Keptby Michael DoyleStart then as it were with a nameWhat we will call out as informationThen like chess parts to the gameWe provide definition in affirmationWhat does this take in its inflectionTo voice what it is … Continue reading

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