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First Principles: The Instruments By Which the Government Must Act Are Either the Authority of the Laws or Force. If the First Is Destroyed, the Last Must Be Substituted

“The instruments by which [the government] must act are either the AUTHORITY of the laws or FORCE. If the first be destroyed, the last must be substituted; and where this becomes the ordinary instrument of government there is an end … Continue reading

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On Being the G.O.A.T….

On Being the G.O.A.T….by Michael DoyleHow to be the greatest of all timeIs to go beyond that easy rhymeAnd move past our selfish natureGrowing in the Lord and becoming matureStanding in life judging one anotherDebating who is best among all … Continue reading

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Well Donne, Spirits In the Night

Well Donne, Spirits In the Nightby Michael Doyle To Donne’s feigned scorn the murderer was deadOnly to reappear as an apparition inside his headAll the spiritualism to be had inside one’s bedFrom the nightmares and seances, and things said The … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: If Honor Be Your Clothing, The Suit Will Last A Lifetime; But If Clothing Be Your Honor, It Will Soon Be Worn Threadbare

“If honor be your clothing, the suit will last a lifetime; but if clothing be your honor, it will soon be worn threadbare.” – William D. Arnot (1808–1875)

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Words To Think

Words To Thinkby Michael DoylePraying for blessing and favorAll words linked, meant to savorIn a world changing fastSo many moments that do not lastIn this living age of accelerationWe find many moments of fascinationLiving moments of radical transformationPast a bygone … Continue reading

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Forgiveness Is…

Forgiveness Is…by Michael DoyleForgiveness is…Giving up on the thoughtOf some mythical better pastForgiveness is…Where reduction of negativity is soughtBecoming free from the pain that shouldn’t lastForgiveness is…Giving up on all the rageFor a return to a more moral communityForgiveness is…The … Continue reading

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Off Ramp

Off Rampby Michael DoyleFrom dodge ball to full gloryWe live the Christmas storyBridged by that crossOn which God took our lossUnknown is the time and seasonBut what is known is the reasonThat healing of eternal riftIf only we will receive … Continue reading

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Well Seasoned Days

Seasoned Daysby Michael DoyleMay your daily conversationFilled as it is with God’s graceBe one of spiritual connectionAnd welcoming to God’s embraceSeen in the faces of the pastIs the dreamers of vast legacySeizing the days that would not lastBut knowing each … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: In Rivers, the Water That You Touch Is the Last of What Has Passed and the First of That Which Comes; So With Present Time

“In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

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For Bill of Rights Day

For Bill of Rights Dayby Michael DoyleTo embark on teaching history of the pastEngages us with the things that lastThe best way of doing this of courseIs to teach things right from the sourceBefore going further, let me just sayHappy … Continue reading

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