Tag Archives: Liberty

Together We Will Stand

Together We Will Standby Michael DoyleThere is now in this time of historyA grain going against the orthodoxyThat states that the power rests in populismDespite the modern move against nationalismToday, a certain set wishes our knees to bowAs if to … Continue reading

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First Principles: A People Who Would Stand Fast In Their Liberty Should Furnish Themselves With Weapons Proper For Their Defense and Learn the Use of Them

“A people who would stand fast in their liberty, should furnish themselves with weapons proper for their defence, and learn the use of them. It is indeed an hard case, that those who are happy in the blessings of providence, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Give Me the Liberty To Know, To Utter and To Argue Freely According to Conscience, Above All Liberties

“Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.” ― John Milton in Areopagitica You may read this classic work for free here: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~milton/reading_room/areopagitica/text.html

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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: Neither the Wisest Constitution Nor the Wisest Laws Will Secure the Liberty and Happiness of A People Whose Manners Are Universally Corrupt

“Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” – Samuel Adams (1749)

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First Principles: Act Worthy of Yourselves

“Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question, on which rest … Continue reading

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First Principles:

“Whoever Would Overthrow the Liberty of A Nation Must Begin By Subduing the Freeness of Speech” – Benjamin Franklin

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First Principles: Act Worthy of Yourselves

“Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of … Continue reading

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In the Providence of Seneca

In the Providence of Senecaby Michael DoyleIn the age of ancient tyrannyWhen Rome had lost its libertyEven a good man might compromiseFor the partial good seen in his eyesThough at times, it took its tollTo hide his better angels in … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Must Make Our Election Between Economy and Liberty or Between Profusion and Servitude

“We must make our election between economy and Liberty, or profusion and servitude.” – Thomas Jefferson (1816)      

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