Tag Archives: Mankind

Thought For the Day: There Are No Limits To What Can Be Done Where Credit For It Doesn’t Matter

“There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit.” – Ronald Reagan      

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First Principles: Love of Truth and Veneration of Virtue Are the Sparks of Discernment of Right and Wrong and True and False

“A love of truth and a veneration of virtue. These amiable passions, are the ‘latent spark’… If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what … Continue reading

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First Principles: Laws Are Made For Men of Ordinary Understanding To Be Construed By Ordinary Rules of Common Sense

“Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at … Continue reading

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Lessons From A Ring of Power

Talking Tolkien can teach one a lot and not just about alliteration… Lessons From A Ring of Power by Michael Romani It seemed wise like a wizard might say That one doesn’t just walk into Mordor Then again it might … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Must Stand Firm Over Every Form of Tyranny Over the Minds of Mankind

“I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” – Thomas Jefferson (1800)    

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First Principles: If Mankind With Religion Is So Wicked, Imagine Mankind Without It

“If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be if without it?” – Benjamin Franklin We don’t have to imagine that much any more, look at the wars and atrocities committed in the 20th Century.      

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Daily Prompt – Madness

What’s Halloween without a little madness thrown in? To Play With Madness by Michael Romani The witches play with madness While mankind finds its sadness The comic tragedy plays out It seems each step descends into doubt Some things transcend … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Sum of Government Is to Restrain Mankind From Harming Others and Otherwise Free

“A wise and frugal government … shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has … Continue reading

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First Principles: Education Uncoupled From Religion Harms Morality and Principles

“Without religion, I believe that learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind.”  – Benjamin Rush (1783)    

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Blessed Be the Name

Based in part on Genesis 50:20: Blessed Be the Name by Michael Romani Awestruck with the Lord in admiration Filled with unearned grace and fascination Holding strong to the blessed name That leads with light and knows no shame God’s … Continue reading

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